Arianne Sutner (LAIKA)

Arianne Sutner - 2018 Portland Creative Conference speaker

Arianne Sutner

Producer and Head of Production

Arianne Sutner is LAIKA’s Head of Production and shares Producer credits with Travis Knight on ParaNorman, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link, the recently announced fifth LAIKA film, which will be released in Spring 2019 by Annapurna Pictures. Missing Link features an all star voice cast led by Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis.  Prior to LAIKA, Arianne produced Animation/FX for Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and served as FX Unit Production Manager for Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Her additional credits include James and the Giant Peach, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as a wide array of live-action and animated television shows, commercials and shorts.


Fueled by the vision of its President & CEO Travis Knight, the animation studio LAIKA was founded in 2005.  Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, LAIKA was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar® plaque in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. All of LAIKA’s four films: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) were nominated for an Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated Feature.  Kubo and the Two Strings also won the BAFTA for Best Animated Film and received an Oscar® nomination for Visual Effects.  LAIKA’s next film, Missing Link, will be released in Spring 2019 by Annapurna Pictures.  The film boasts a roster of international stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis.