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The Art And Science Of Laika

by on August 7, 2017
 

What kinds of behind-the-scenes videos are the best kinds in our opinion? Our vote goes to stop-motion productions, like those of famed animation studio Laika. Want to watch the process in action?

The best thing about watching Laika’s production process is that everything is actually there. Computers are involved to some extent (as they are with every studio on the planet now) but for the most part all the characters, props and sets in a Laika movie have to be hand-built. They released this three-minute featurette over the weekend showcasing the secrets of this technique.

Currently Laika is between projects — their latest, Kubo and the Two Strings, was released last year and it takes the studio three to four years to complete a movie. It’s confirmed they’re working on a fifth feature, but it’s nowhere near ready to be revealed. Instead the video consists of behind-the-scenes footage from their previous four films: Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo.

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