Check out The LAIKA Experience at SDCC

LAIKA, the animation studio behind Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, and The Boxtrolls, are bringing their pop-up shop to the Gaslamp District (520 Fifth Avenue) this week! It premiered last Friday and will go on throughout Comic-Con, ending Sunday, July 23rd.

Come by the free exhibit to check out props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films. There will be a fan art section, 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), and much 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 3 pm.

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:

  • Wednesday, July 1910:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 2011:00 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday, July 2111:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 2211:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 2310:00 AM-6:00 PM


Friday, July 21

  • 2-3 pm:  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 – 4:30 pmTravis Knight autograph session.  (For merchandise purchased at The LAIKA Experience.)
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