You Can Own The Actual Character Models Used in CORALINE, THE BOXTROLLS, and More
If you're a fan of Laika Studios and their stop-motion animated films, and you have some money to burn, this post is for you. Actual character models used in the Laika movies Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls are going to be auctioned off early next month, and you could be the one to take them home. The auction is set to take place on February 12th in Beverly Hills, California, but the props and models - over 250 of which will be auctioned off - will actually go on a three city tour before that, hitting Dallas from January 27th-29th, New York City from February 3rd-5th, and Beverly Hills from February 9th-12th.
Heritage Auctions will be presenting the props in each of those cities and hosting the auction, which will be giving the proceeds to a nonprofit arts group called The Art of Elysium that helps disabled children. On Heritage's website, they have a handful of super-detailed images for just a few of the puppets and props that will be available to bid on, and having time to really dive into each of the design decisions just makes me appreciate all the work that goes into making these films even more. Check out some of the images below, and make sure to check the full site for more.
H/T: The Dissolve