Competing against animation giants like Pixar and Dreamworks is a small shop out of Oregon, using meticulously sculpted puppets to create breathtaking and lovably weird stop-motion movies like Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls (one of my favorites of 2014!) And now you can own a piece of their legacy.
Cartoon Brew reports Laika is auctioning off puppets, models and props from each of their fantastic releases. Or as explained by director of the auction house handling this enticing affair, “The studio’s legions of die-hard fans regularly ask LAIKA for the opportunity to own some of the masterfully engineered puppets, props and other artwork used to make these beloved films. So the studio is finally offering a specially curated collection of items from its production archives. This is the chance that those fans, and animation and film collectors of all stripes, have been waiting for.”
The auctioned items include:
January 27-29, Dallas (Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75219)
February 3-5, New York City (Heritage Auctions Park Avenue, 445 Park Avenue at 57th Street)
February 9-12, Beverly Hills (Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills, 9478 West Olympic Avenue)
In its final stop, all of the above will be sold on the final day of display.