LAIKA, Inc. is an animation company specializing in feature films, commercials, music videos, broadcast series, interactive content, broadcast graphics and short films. Owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, the company is located in Portland, Oregon.
LAIKA has a 30-year animation history presenting the artistry of award-winning filmmakers, designers and animators. In addition to numerous international honors, the company has won two Academy Awards, 11 Emmy Awards, 11 Clio Awards, three London International Advertising and Design Awards, five Mobius Advertising Awards and two Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival.
LAIKA released their first full length animated feature in 2009. CORALINE, directed by Henry Sellick, was the first animated stop-motion feature to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film as well as for a Golden Globe. Their second movie PARANORMAN directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell, was released in 2012, and was also nominated for a Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award.
LAIKA are currently working on film adaptations of Alan Snow's HERE BE MONSTERS, and WILDWOOD by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis,