Visual Effects & Animation
Received an Oscar nomination for producing "The Boxtrolls."
Laika's first film, "Coraline," is released.
In the early 1990s, he experimented with a career as a hip-hop artist and performer before becoming an animator. His stage name was Chilly Tee.
Worked as an intern at Will Vinton Studios before his family became the chief investors in the company, ultimately turning it into LAIKA, Inc.