Coraline's Curious Cat Trail

Portland, US
August 24
LAIKA Studios Portland Metro Chamber
Overview

Whisker-twitching art extravaganza, Coraline’s Curious Cat Trail, will descend upon Downtown Portland in celebration of the 15th anniversary of LAIKA Studio’s debut film, Oscar®-nominated Coraline.

The trail will feature 30 almost six-foot-tall ‘Cat’ sculptures, creating a free art trail for visitors complete with maps, a dedicated website, and social media.

Local artists will be commissioned to hand-paint each Cat sculpture. It truly is the purr-fect celebration for Portland, where LAIKA’s cinematic brilliance meets the diverse talent of local artists, creating an unforgettable experience for all.

At the completion of the art trail, the sculptures will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

The event is a collaboration between Laika, the Visit Downtown Campaign, and Wild in Art.

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About LAIKA Studios

LAIKA was founded in 2005 in Oregon by President & CEO Travis Knight. The studio’s five films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019) have all been nominated for the Academy Award® for Outstanding Animated Feature.

LAIKA is currently in production on its next animated film Wildwood.   The studio is developing The Night Gardener, an animated film from an original idea by Bill Dubuque, creator of the hit series Ozark.  The studio recently launched a Live Action subsidiary and is developing a feature film based on the action thriller novel Seventeen by screenwriter John Brownlow.

About Portland Metro Chamber

The Portland Metro Chamber supports businesses of all types and sizes in succeeding and thriving throughout our region. For more than 150 years, it has been our honour to serve the business community of metropolitan Portland.

The Visit Downtown Campaign is a project of the Portland Metro Chamber, Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, and the City of Portland.