Month: December 2019

Laika’s Chris Butler on ‘Missing Link’: ‘Stop-Motion Requires a Different Frame of Mind’

By Tim Gray Dec 13, 2019 Chris Butler, Oscar-nominated for the 2012 animated “ParaNorman,” is back in the race again with Laika’s “Missing Link,” a beautiful and sweet tale of friendship told in stop-motion. Butler says: “When people learn what I do, their reaction is ‘Fun!’ It is fun, but it’s also extremely hard.” He adds with a laugh, …

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‘Missing Link’ Is A “Totally New Playground” For Evolving Laika – The Contenders L.A. Video

By Geoff Boucher December 5, 2019 Missing Link represents an evolutionary moment for Laika Studios, the stop-motion specialist based in Oregon and the source of meticulous masterpieces such as Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012). Those two previous hits centered on youngsters in supernatural situations, but with Missing Link the studio broke from that familiar tradition in favor of a big adventure film …

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The Art Of Craft: How ‘Missing Link’s Key Creatives Brought A Yeti Temple, A Collapsing Ice Bridge & An Elephant Ride In Jungles Of India To Life

By Matt Grobar December 3, 2019 Since its inception 14 years ago, LAIKA has become perhaps the greatest innovator in the medium of stop-motion. Led by President and CEO Travis Knight, the team at the Oregon-based animation studio has worked tirelessly to push creative boundaries with each of its five films, taking on one of …

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