Travis Knight

Travis Knight is LAIKA's President and CEO, and has been involved in all principal creative and business decisions at LAIKA since the studio’s founding in 2003. Before becoming President/CEO in 2009, he served as the Head of Animation, supervising the studio’s stop-motion and CG animation staffs and overseeing studio-wide animation production and development. He also sits on the company’s Board of Directors.

Most recently, Travis was Lead Animator and Producer on LAIKA’s second feature, the 2012 Academy Award® nominated animated feature, ParaNorman. He was Lead Animator and Producer as well as on the company's first feature, Coraline, which was also nominated for an Academy Award®, and Supervising Animator on director Henry Selick’s highly-praised short film Moongirl. Travis began his stop-motion animation career in the late 1990s working on the Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animated television series "The PJs and Gary & Mike," and numerous national commercial campaigns. He has had a lifelong interest in both film and animation.

Travis is Lead Animator and Producer of LAIKA'S third feature, The Boxtrolls, a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel "Here Be Monsters" which be released by Focus Features on Oct. 17, 2014.

Learn a little more about Travis Knight and LAIKA Studios in this video as seen in Fast Company Magazine: