If you’ve seen 2009’s Coraline or 2012’s ParaNorman, then you know the kind of top-notch stop-motion animation work that Laika Entertainment can deliver. With their next feature, The Boxtrolls, they of course aim to set the bar higher.
While we can watch, enjoy, and appreciate a movie for what it is, not always do we really see what goes into making it. This is especially the case for stop-motion films, which require an unfathomable amount of work and detail to pull off successfully. With The Boxtrolls set to hit theaters this Friday, distributor Focus Features has unveiled a pair of new videos that will give you a greater appreciation of the art of stop-motion.
You can check them out below.
The first video looks at what goes into making the movie as a whole, including writing, designing, building, and casting, including brief chats with stars Isaac Hempstead-Wright of Game of Thrones, Ben Kingsley, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Richard Ayoade, and Tracy Morgan.
The second video focuses on the intricate and massively impressive costume designs, something that many people wouldn’t necessarily notice if not for a video such as this showing just how much incredibly detailed work goes into everything.