Puppets from 'Coraline,' 'The Boxtrolls' offered at auction

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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 6:24 PM
Puppets from 'Coraline,' 'The Boxtrolls' offered at auction

DALLAS (AP) — The stop-motion animators behind films that include "Coraline" and "The Boxtrolls" will be auctioning puppets, models, props and sets from its archives for the first time.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions will offer the items from Laika Studios on Feb. 12 in Beverly Hills, California. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Art of Elysium, a nonprofit arts organization.

Items going up for auction include a 12-inch-tall puppet of Coraline wearing her star sweater from the 2009 film and the 11-inch-tall puppet of Eggs, the main character from "The Boxtrolls," released last year.

Travis Knight, president and chief executive of Oregon-based Laika, says the company's pleased to open the vaults for fans. He says, "These are beautiful, unique and handcrafted works of art of the highest order."