LAIKA Auction: Items from Coraline, ParaNorman, and Boxtrolls

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

Copyright 2014 LAIKA
Copyright 2014 LAIKA

LAIKA Studios is making some of the items from its brilliant stop-motion films “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” and “Boxtrolls” available for sale for the first time through the Heritage auction house. They include:

● From Coraline
* Coraline production puppet in her iconic blue-starred sweater
* The Cat production puppet
* Other Mother production puppet in her elaborately realized black dress

● From ParaNorman
* Norman production puppet in his baseball shirt outfit
* Zombie Judge production puppet with fully articulated mouth and face
* Intricate large-scale production props such as Mitch’s Van and “Zombie Attack” vending machine
* Original hand-drawn Annie Award-winning character designs

● From The Boxtrolls
* Eggs and Boxtrolls production puppets complete with their “Box” outfits
* Snatcher production puppet in his exquisite hand and laser-etched velvet jacket
* Snatcher’s Mecha-Drill, at over five feet, the largest prop ever created for a stop-motion film

The objects will be on display in Dallas, Jan. 27-29, at Heritage Auctions (3500 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75219); Feb. 3-5 at Heritage Auctions Park Avenue (445 Park Avenue at 57th Street); and Feb. 9-12, Heritage Auctions Beverly Hills (9478 West Olympic Avenue). I have had the great pleasure of visiting LAIKA in their Portland studio and every single item is an exquisitely crafted work of art. I wish I could bid on everything!

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