If there’s one name that’s become synonymous with stop-motion animation, it’s Laika. The Oscar-winning animation studio has brought us iconic films like Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. As they prepare for their latest venture, Missing Link, Laika has brought its best animators to San Diego…
The team behind the award-winning stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings is moving from Japan to Shangri-La. Laika has announced its next film is Missing Link, a tale about finding living proof of humankind’s primitive ancestry. It’s apparently the studio’s most ambitious film to date.
Frankly, I’m an easy woman to impress. But even so, stop motion animation is next level. Each frame takes meticulous care, craft, and planning. Excellent stop motion is the result of an incomprehensible density and depth of talent. And out of all the great stop motion studios out there, Laika might be the best. This…
Did you see this year’s Kubo and the Two Strings? How about the other films made by stop-motion animation company Laika, like Coraline, Paranorman, and Boxtrolls? Did you like them? If the answers are “yes,” get excited. The head of that company, Travis Knight, is making a Transformers movie.
Bowling: it’s not just for fun anymore. Now you can use it for filmmaking. At least, stop-motion filmmaking. Only at Laika. And specifically on Kubo and the Two Strings.
After Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls it would be easy to simply call Laika a stop motion animation studio. They are definitely that. But with each movie, culminating with August’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the company continues to change what stop motion can be.
This summer some huge, epic action films will be coming to a theater near you, but none of them look like they can hold a candle to Kubo and the Two Strings. The third trailer is here and it shows an adventure on an epic scale we rarely see in movies—and definitely not movies made with stop-motion animation.
We’ve been writing about Kubo and the Two Strings since we first realized it existed. Since then, with each subsequent look, the stop-motion animated film from the people behind Coraline and Paranorman looks more and more amazing. The latest trailer is no exception.
Samurais, guitars, knights, magic—there’s so much cool in the new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest film from the team at Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) opens in August, and with each subsequent look, this movie just gets more and more exciting.
When you say “stop-motion animation” a very specific aesthetic comes to mind. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just how the art form looks. Well, LAIKA has taken a step beyond that with its latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The fantasy, samurai-adventure film which hits theaters August 19 doesn’t really look like…
You may not know LAIKA by name, but you probably know their movies. They did the stop-motion animated films Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls and their latest film, Kubo And The Two Strings, is about to be unveiled to the world.
Part of the appeal of Laika's stable of films is their fantastic hand-made aesthetics. They're all stylistically interesting, but the commitment to traditional stop-motion animation is what makes them so great - and also means that next month you could own a little bit of Coraline, Paranorman or Boxtrolls!
LAIKA's next movie Kubo and the Two Strings is centered around Japanese folktales. Already the creators are promising "mystical origami" and that is something I would very much like to see from a LAIKA production.
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This week, stop-motion production studio Laika comes out with its third feature, The Boxtrolls. A lot has changed in the world of stop-motion animation since Laika's first feature, Coraline, and in a world filled with CG features, it's amazing what Laika can accomplish.
The Boxtrolls, the latest film from Coraline and ParaNorman studio Laika, opens this week, and your eyes are in for a treat. The world of The Boxtrolls was inspired by everything from Monty Python to Charles Dickens to the Russian ballet, creating a sumptuous visual feast.
Laika's next stop-motion venture, The Boxtrolls, is bringing a lush world of crooked buildings, lavish costumes, cheese-fiending villains, and, of course, the Boxtrolls themselves with their elaborate mechanical inventions. We visited the set, and if you have any doubts about the movie's glorious puppets, props, and…
The earlier teasers and trailers for The Boxtrolls, the latest piece of stop-motion magic from the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, have been light on plot, but these two new trailers solve that—and show off the stop-motion mecha we didn't know we needed.
The Boxtrolls, the newest film from the stop-motion wizards at Laika, hasn't been getting nearly the attention it deserves. It's easy to sit back and appreciate the whimsy of this trailer, but take a closer look at the remarkably detailed world that Laika has created.