Taastrup As far as animation studios go, LAIKA is one of the top studios around. This award-winning animation studio is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest and this month celebrates 10 years of memorable filmmaking. For a company whose name means “little barker” in Russian, Portland, Oregon-based LAIKA has made quite a noise in the global film industry over a relatively short time. LAIKA pushes the boundaries of family entertainment and animated movies, redefining what stories can and should be told through the art form. Have a look at their latest anniversary video.