The stop-motion geniuses from LAIKA have delivered some of their most beautiful work yet, and you’ll be amazed at some of sequences they pulled off. If you haven’t heard of it yet, Kubo and the Two Strings is another gorgeous animated adventure from the studio who brought us Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. Unfortunately, you missed out on seeing it on the big screen, but it is out on BluRay and DVD now so you can take in all of the amazing visuals over and over again.
Check out the time-lapse video below that shows you how they pull it off. Watch the animators moving the characters, creatures and set pieces frame by frame. Believe me, there will be parts of this movie that you won’t believe are stop-motion animation, and there are some digital enhancements here and there, but this will reassure you of all the hard work that goes into these films.
The fact that there are still animators who want to make movies in this time-consuming fashion is astounding. They churn out just 4.3 seconds of animation per week. It’s such a laborious process, but when you see the final product in action, it’s clearly worth their trouble, and definitely worth the $20 for a great Bluray or DVD.