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The Laika Experience
July 14, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
One event on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am
One event on July 16, 2017 at 11:00am
One event on July 17, 2017 at 10:00am
One event on July 18, 2017 at 10:00am
One event on July 19, 2017 at 10:00am
One event on July 20, 2017 at 11:00am
One event on July 21, 2017 at 11:00am
One event on July 22, 2017 at 11:00am
One event on July 23, 2017 at 10:00am
Animation studio LAIKA (the minds behind Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, and more) are bringing their pop-up shop to the Gaslamp (520 Fifth Avenue) this July.
From Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd , you can stop by the free exhibit to check out props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films . There will also be fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.
Travis Knight, President & CEO of LAIKA and director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will autograph merchandise purchased at the exhibit on Friday, July 21st at 3pm.
In addition to the pop-up exhibit, LAIKA’s walkaround costumed characters will appear at various locations in the Gaslamp Quarter for fan interaction and photos.
Hours of operation:
- Friday, July 14: 2 PM to 10PM
- Saturday, July 15: 11AM to 10 PM
- Sunday, July 16: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Monday –Tuesday, July 17-18: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, July 19: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
- Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
- Sunday, July 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday, July 16:
- Watch for LAIKA walkaround costumed characters at the LAIKA Photo Booth inside the gates of Balboa Park during the PRIDE Festival. Pose for a photo withParaNorman’s “Mitch Babcock,” the first gay character ever featured in an animated film. Customized LAIKA headbands will be distributed.
- LAIKA will host 25 BAFTA LA students at the Giants/Padres game in Petco Park onSunday, July 15.
Friday, July 21
- 2-3pm: LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will be joined by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles; Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) for a Facebook Live tour of The LAIKA Experience. Travis will share LAIKA’s unique creative process with Tony as they take FB guests on a virtual tour of the pop up exhibit.
- 3-4:30pm: Travis Knight autograph session. (For merchandise purchased at The LAIKA Experience.)