I recently visited a nondescript building outside Portland, Oregon that would feel right at home in any corporate office park in America. Nothing about the bland, uninteresting exterior even hinted at what to expect beyond the front doors. There’s no sign outside to tell you where you are. No iconic sculptures alluding to what they do inside. Nothing at all that even hints at the harmonious blend of magic and technology within.
But make no mistake, what LAIKA Studios is hiding inside those four generic-looking walls is nothing short of a revolution in film production… a revolution 115 years in the making.