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Portland Art Museum schedules fall show about local animation workhorse.

COURTESY: LAIKA - Puppet lab: a LAIKA artist works on a stop motion puppet. The Portland Art Museum will explore the animation studio's process in an exhibition from 17 October 14, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

The Portland Art Museum has announced Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, a view behind-the-curtain into the visionary artistry and technology of the renowned animation studio. The museum and the Northwest Film Center will present a view behind-the-curtain into the visionary artistry and technology of the globally renowned animation studio.

The show will use behind-the-scenes photography, video clips and physical artwork from its films, visitors to study LAIKA's creative process. It will explore the production design, sets, props, puppets, costumes, and world-building that have become the studio's hallmarks of imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship and have redefined the limits of modern animation.

"LAIKA at its core is an artistic endeavor that embraces the past and infuses it with a 21st-century vision" said Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director and Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum. "LAIKA's aesthetic vocabulary continues to be shaped by the people and uniqueness of this special state."

Established in Portland, Oregon, in 2005, LAIKA has produced four Oscar-nominated features, including Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), The Boxtrolls (2014), ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009). Among LAIKA's many accolades is a 2016 Scientific and Technology Oscar for its rapid prototyping system, which uses 3D printers to revolutionize film production.

Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, will run October 14, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

COURTESY: LAIKA  - Puppet lab: a LAIKA artist at work. The Portland Art Museum will explore the animation studio's process in an exhibition from 17 October 14, 2017 to May 20, 2018.

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