Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Laika burst onto the scene with 2009’s Coraline, a critically acclaimed dark fantasy film that heralded the start of an innovative new stop-motion animated studio. Over the past 12 years, Laika has released four more feature films, all of them critical darlings but only a few of them box office hits. Stop-motion animation is a difficult, tedious business that requires animators to put in hours of work for a few seconds of footage. To see that Laika’s hard work go unrewarded (their most recent film Missing Link made only $26.2 million against a $102.3 million budget) over the years has been slightly heartbreaking. But Laika is not done yet/ In fact, they’re making their biggest expansion ever…into live-action.