Stop Motion Magazine got to do something very cool and finally were able to publish the tale. They went on a behind-the-scenes set tour at LAIKA in Portland, Oregon to watch the filmmakers work on their upcoming feature The BoxTrolls.
It’s hard to predict where the company that brought about some of the creepiest, coolest stop-motion in our generation is going to veer next. Laika’s upcoming The BoxTrolls has left a tantalizingly twisted taste thus far, but this newest peek gives a whole lot more insight into what we are in for plot and character wise. From Coraline to The Nightmare Before Christmas, there is something inarguably fitting about making stop-motion animation somewhat dark and hot-topic-y, but so far it looks like this newest venture may offer more in the way of character development and story than meets the black outlined eye.
Have you ever wanted to be a LAIKA artist? Well now’s your chance. LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studios behind such great films as Coraline and ParaNorman and the makers of the new feature coming this fall The Boxtrolls, are letting fans have an opportunity to create and submit their own “Boxtroll” online for a chance to win some cool prizes.
“Families come in all shapes and sizes… even rectangles.” Today Laika has released the teaser trailer for their upcoming 2014 release, The BoxTrolls. With the film still over a year away this is very much a teaser in the truest sense. Check it out for yourself after the jump…
If you’re a fan of us here at Animation Fascination, than you know that we have a deep love and appreciation for Laika; the animation company who, along with Focus Features, brought us 2009’s Coraline and last year’s amazing ParaNorman. Well, it looks like the two companies are coming together again for a third collaboration with The Boxtrolls.
Boo! In this spooktacular episode Marc and Matt are joined by guest host Tim Buel (FirstShowing.net‘s “The Golden Briefcase”) to become a part of the Midnight Society. We discuss our favorite Halloween films and television series to watch this time of year, while also sharing memories from our childhood. All this plus much, much more…
Happy Halloween! Remember, we scare because we care.
The new zombie comedy film from LAIKA House Animation (the makers of Coraline) hits theaters this weekend and there are many reasons you should go and see it. At first glance from the trailers and promotional material for it you may just think it’s a typical zombie film (albeit animated) cashing in on the current trend, but you’re dead wrong.