For the first time in its history, Laika will auction puppets, models and props from its stop motion films. Over 250 lots will be offered in “The Art of LAIKA” auction to be held by Heritage Auctions on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California.
All three Laika films—Coraline, ParaNorman, and Boxtrolls—will be represented in the auctions. Highlights include:
- From Coraline
- Coraline production puppet in her iconic blue-starred sweateress
- The Cat production puppetess
- Other Mother production puppet in her elaborately realized black dress
- 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
- 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
From The Boxtrolls
If you can’t afford to buy anything, but still want to drool over the items, a selection of pieces from the auction 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).`
A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to the non-profit arts organization The Art of Elysium.