LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012’s Stop-Motion Animated Offerings
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking attention to detail required by stop-motion animation, but also brings up its many strengths through quotes from Aardman co-founder and Pirates! co-director Peter Lord, famed stop-motion director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), and Laika president and chief executive officer Travis Knight.