LAIKA
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LAIKA

LAIKA

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97210 PORTLAND, USA

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LAIKA, Inc. (www.laika.com) owned by chairman Phil Knight, who is also co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., is currently in production on Coraline, based on the Hugo Award-winning, international best-selling children's book by Neil Gaiman. Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) is directing and writing the feature length stop-motion 3D animated project; Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, French & Saunders and Ian McShane head the voice cast. Coraline will be released by Focus Features (Atonement, Brokeback Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, and Lost in Translation) in early 2009. In addition to Coraline, LAIKA is in development on an extensive slate of animated projects including Jack & Ben, a CG family film which tells a story of survival, brotherly love and grand adventure set in the animal kingdom. The company has also purchased the rights to one of the UK's best-selling children’s novels, writer/illustrator Alan Snow’s Here Be Monsters as well as author Laura R