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.
The chase is on as our heroes desperately try to escape to safety in a ship they build as they escape to safety!
Our heroes' journey takes them to Cloud Cuckoo Land, which makes no sense to anyone, including our heroes.
Is our hero worthy? Is he the one the prophecy spoke of? Only a trip into his mind can reveal his worthiness...not necessarily a good idea come to think of it.
Laika' next stop-motion feature, Boxtrolls, hits theatres 9/26/14. Monsters living beneath the streets of Cheesebridge lurk about at night, stealing cheese...and children!
Tristan, the cinematographer on ParaNorman, describes how advances in technology enhance, not hinder, the creative filmmaking process. Part 2 of 2.
Tristan, the cinematographer on ParaNorman, discusses the differences between live action and stop-motion cinematography as well as challenges faced working on ParaNorman. Part 1 of 2.
Buttercup is desperately lost and encounters a mysterious voice luring her further into another world. From from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Teddy and Sir Handsome knock down the wall of Madame Curie's radio house. She explains to them what has happened to Buttercup. From from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Buttercup struggles to find a way home, and Teddy, finding her missing, races to tell Sir Handsome, in an exclusive clip from Jiri Barta's stunning new stop-motion feature, "Toys in the Attic."
Take a behind the scenes look at Tim Burton and his team reviewing key character maquette construction.
Step behind the scenes as see how a scene is setup and acted out - a new featurette to support the DVD release.
Go behind the scenes for a close-up look at the making of The Pirates! Band of Misfits - a new featurette to support the DVD release.
Learn about Aardman's technique for using 3D printers to create hundreds of sets of mouths - a new featurette to support the DVD release.
In Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Kangmin Kim's evocative, dreamlink 38-39°C is no idle fantasy, but slowly builds from watery relaxation to a pulse-pounding rhythm, all while exploring the odd connections between a father and son. Finally available online after a long and worthy festival run that included Sundance 2012, the mixed-media stop motion piece effortlessly combines cutouts, vaseline-wiped lenses, and direct-on-film effects in a continuation of Kim's unique style.
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.
Luminaris is an animated short film made using the pixilation technique, combining real actors interacting with animated objects and time-lapse sequences. The film tells the story of a man living in a world controlled and timed by light. Every morning, the inhabitants of that world are woken up and pulled to their jobs by sunlight, as if this was some sort of magnet. The main character has a routinary job in a factory that makes electric bulbs. But he has something else in mind that could change the order of things.
To save his town from a centuries-old curse, a young outcast who can talk with the dead must face off against ghosts, zombies and grown-ups.
A unique and completely experimental project consisting of a stop motion animation where each frame is a popping balloon. The film was done for MTV Brazil's "The music never stops" campaign – which celebrates music through its pop icons.
Dave talks about Aardman’s transmedia integration strategy for their film, television series and commercial properties.
Dave discusses in detail Aardman’s digital production pipeline as well as the use of technology on their next two feature films, Arthur Christmas and Pirates!.
Dave talks about Aardman’s new relationship with Sony Imageworks and some of the production challenges the company faces in taking on such unique and innovative projects.
Something strange has happened in the Moominvalley – grey dust covers everything; not just the grass, but the river, the trees, and the Moominhouse, too! It is declared that this is the way things tend to look like before the earth faces an awful fate coming from the sky… a comet!