Laika is one of my favorite animation studios nowadays. The former Will Vinton Studio makes dark fantasy films entirely in stop-motion, and they're awesome.
Check out the trailer for their latest epic coming this August, Kubo and the Two Strings.
Talk about their other movies here.
I was really worried I wouldn't like it because I don't care for ParaNorman or Boxtrolls all that much. ParaNorman had lots of flat humor and outcast based themes that got annoying until the last third where they wrapped it around in a cool story. Boxtrolls is just nonstop middling especially with over-the-top, hamfisted depiction of aristocracy and the bizarre, unfettered craziness of the villain.
Kubo turned me around on Laika. Think I need to go give Coraline a shout now.
Nobody has perfect teeth.
You can see the spotlight in their eyes.
Dialogue could use more work in the hopper.
Every antagonist could use more non-expository character building.
More sisters please.
More eyes please.
Too many cooks programming a blank slate.
All the visual marks of the story hit theirmark. They certainly flaunt their strong points.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I'd never thought about it before.
A with vs without example:
If your memories and what you see in the eyes of others make you who you are...