In this clip from the movie The Boxtrolls (it's the end credits scene), you see how the stop motion animation of that beautiful film was made. There aren't any shortcuts, somebody has to move the characters, move out of the way, film it and then move the characters over and over again to get it right.
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.