LAIKA: Retrospective

Join us for a day-long retrospective.

Samantha Buttigieg

02 Dec 19


On Sunday 8 December join us at Picturehouse Central for an extraordinary day-long retrospective of stop-motion animation studio LAIKA's entire award-winning film library. A live set, a frame for every second, with 24-frames in every second of a film can you imagine just how long it can take to bring these incredible stories to life. Take a look at their story so far...




Below is the list of films you can join us for on Sunday 8 December. Plus, a lobby exhibition with puppets.


10.30 |  ParaNorman + Q&A

Q&A to follow with writer and director Chris Butler (Missing Link).

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Kodi Smith-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck and Leslie Mann lead the voice cast. Nominated for the Oscar® and BAFTA® as well as a GLAAD Media Award. 

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13.00 |  Missing Link + Q&A - SOLD OUT

Q&A to follow with writer and director Chris Butler.

Mr. Link (aka "Bigfoot") recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travels the world to help their new friend. Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis head an international voice cast.


15.30 |  Kubo And The Two Strings

Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson and George Takei lead an international voice cast in this story of a young boy named Kubo who must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Won the BAFTA® Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe and two Oscars®: Animated Film and VFX, the first time in 25 years that an animated film had broken through in the VFX category. LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® for its innovation in Rapid Prototyping after the release of Kubo and the Two Strings. 

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18.00 |  Coraline

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and Ian McShane lead the voice cast. AFI's Movie of the Year, Coraline was nominated for the Oscar®, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA® and won "Best Feature" at the BAFTA Children's Awards.

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20.00 |  The Boxtrolls

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lead the cast. Nominated for an Academy Award®, the BAFTA® and Golden Globe. 

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