Magazine article Variety

'Boxtrolls' Characters Animate Auction for Art of Elysium

Magazine article Variety

'Boxtrolls' Characters Animate Auction for Art of Elysium

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Just as a community of Boxtrolls took a human orphan into their homes in the film produced by Laika Entertain- ment, humans are now able to take home the original puppets and props from "The Boxtrolls," as well as Laika-made animated films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," at a global charity auction Feb. 12 to benefit the Art of Elysium.

More than 250 one-of-a-kind pup- pets and props from the stop-motion animation studio will be sold through Heri- tage Auctions in Beverly Hills or donated directly to the charity.

"In some ways, this has been a gut-wrenching process for me," said Laika president and CEO Travis Knight "These worlds have been such a huge part of our lives here at Laika. Each piece tells a per- sonal story. It's difficult to let some of that stuff go, but part of what we do is not only creating art, but sharing it with the world."

Knight said the Art of Elysium - a nonprofit through which artists and per- formers visit hospitalized children, in an effort to improve patients' quality of life - is a good fit for Laika. The charity's founder, Jennifer Howell "has dedicated that organization to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children," Knight said. …

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