While CG is indeed a refined animation technology, Hollywood is increasingly recognizing the power of stop-mo to subtly portray story, wordlessly engage emotion and directly transport us into fabulously crafted alter-realities that we can almost touch and feel. Laika, maker of Coraline, Paranorman and Boxtrolls, has once again taken on another jaw dropping project with this new 3D stop mo fantasy thriller for Focus Features, boasting a star-studded cast with Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes and Brenda Vaccaro. The film is set to release August 19, 2016. President of Laika and this film’s Director, Travis Knight, was also the lead animator on Coraline. Read on for some kind words on why he faithfully uses Dragonframe.
Emmy winning animator Brad Schiff gives a great video interview with Screenslam about process in general and the production particulars of the much anticipated "Boxtrolls", for which he is supervising
Christmas has indeed come early this year. The excitement mounts as Laika releases a tantalizingly gorgeous peak at the behind the scenes art construction and animation wizardry of their upcoming feature