An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher. Check out this new featurette from LAIKA's latest feature, The Boxtrolls.
Go behind the scenes in this featurette to see how the stop-motion artists at LAIKA brought the new world of The Boxtrolls to life by starting from scratch and making everything from essentially nothing.
Magic Piano by Martin Clapp, 30’, is a 3-D puppet aniÂ¬mation adventure about two kids in Warsaw in Poland who discover an old piano in amongst a pile of junk that transforms into a magical flying machine. The kids, Anna and her cousin Chip Chip, use the Flying Machine to fly across Europe to find Anna’s father in London. But first they have to learn how to fly the magical machine…. On their way they have to navigate an obstacle course of hot air-balloons, swoop into Paris on a mission of the flying machine, weather a fierce storm in the English Channel, and with sunset fast approaching find dad in the big darkening city of London. Before they reach him they are torn from the flying machine by a magic storm, and find themselves back in the pile of junk in Warsaw. However maybe the Dad saw something in the stormy skies of London, because the next day he comes home to his daughter. Pushing the boundaries of 3-D cinema and animation this is a truly immersive and thrilling experience for a family audience. The emotional story of a girl missing her father brings tears to the eyes- both adults and kids, and every child wants to be on the flying machine. A real visual and audio treat, the film features Etudes 1, 3, 7,9, from Chopin’s Opus 10, and Etudes 1,5,6,11,12 from Chopin’s Opus 25, all performed with virtuosity by maestro Lang Lang.
Wes Anderson gives his acceptance speech for his National Board of Review award via stop-motion animation.
In this exclusive AWNtv clip, discover how filmmakers created the world of Mr. Fox for Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
Based on the Roald Dahl's book, the crafty Mr. Fox must outwit three angry farmers one last time after they go after his family.
A bird's falling feathers cause a chain of destructive events. Paper puppet animation, filmed with a $200 Flip Mino HD usb camera.
The Kustomonsters and friends Pilot featuring host Mummy DaddyO from animator Craig Clark (Simpsons) and Cheeky Entertainment. Visit www.myspace.com/astrothrill
On the notes of ska music, a robot rebels against the rules for a world too hard for him. Made all by hand in stop motion.
An everyday tale about a tea-girl. She serves tea to very important people, at a very important meeting. But the meeting is as such meetings usually are, very dull. The only excitement the committee members can hope for, is the arrival of the tea girl.
On one of the beautifully detailed sets of Coraline, the first stop-motion animated feature to be produced in 3-D.
Mammon will show you that being an artist might just be the most miserable fate you can ever bestow upon someone.
The compositing work in The Flood Part 1 was done mostly in After Effects after two or three "hero elements" were chosen.
Two girls playing with each other's body until they are caught watching by a third, creating a stir.
Living in disguise, a crocodile goes through the everyday, in human world. One day, it gets invited to a masquerade party.
A door closes in a park between a little girl captivated by a swing and Death seated on a bench after a day of hard labor, but there still remains a victim on its list...