Alice Bird is one of LAIKA’s most creative contributors. She was art director on the Oscar®-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning Kubo and the Two Strings and was assistant art director on The Boxtrolls, which also garnered Oscar, Golden Globe, PGA and BAFTA nominations. She was nominated for a Visual Effects Society award in 2013 for her work on LAIKA’s ParaNorman and was part of the art department on such seminal animated feature films as Fantastic Mr. Fox and Corpse Bride. She currently serves as Art Director on LAIKA’s sixth film (in development).
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.