Samurais, guitars, knights, magic—there’s so much cool in the new trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. The latest film from the team at Laika (Coraline, ParaNorman) opens in August, and with each subsequent look, this movie just gets more and more exciting.
When you say “stop-motion animation” a very specific aesthetic comes to mind. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just how the art form looks. Well, LAIKA has taken a step beyond that with its latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The fantasy, samurai-adventure film which hits theaters August 19 doesn’t really look like…
You may not know LAIKA by name, but you probably know their movies. They did the stop-motion animated films Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls and their latest film, Kubo And The Two Strings, is about to be unveiled to the world.
Part of the appeal of Laika's stable of films is their fantastic hand-made aesthetics. They're all stylistically interesting, but the commitment to traditional stop-motion animation is what makes them so great - and also means that next month you could own a little bit of Coraline, Paranorman or Boxtrolls!
LAIKA's next movie Kubo and the Two Strings is centered around Japanese folktales. Already the creators are promising "mystical origami" and that is something I would very much like to see from a LAIKA production.
The canine members of Soviet Union's space program were stars, symbols of the nation's technological future. And so, throughout the 1950s and 1960s, these pups appeared on matchbook covers, commemorative boxes, ceramics, and more.
This week, stop-motion production studio Laika comes out with its third feature, The Boxtrolls. A lot has changed in the world of stop-motion animation since Laika's first feature, Coraline, and in a world filled with CG features, it's amazing what Laika can accomplish.
The Boxtrolls, the latest film from Coraline and ParaNorman studio Laika, opens this week, and your eyes are in for a treat. The world of The Boxtrolls was inspired by everything from Monty Python to Charles Dickens to the Russian ballet, creating a sumptuous visual feast.
Laika's next stop-motion venture, The Boxtrolls, is bringing a lush world of crooked buildings, lavish costumes, cheese-fiending villains, and, of course, the Boxtrolls themselves with their elaborate mechanical inventions. We visited the set, and if you have any doubts about the movie's glorious puppets, props, and…
The earlier teasers and trailers for The Boxtrolls, the latest piece of stop-motion magic from the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, have been light on plot, but these two new trailers solve that—and show off the stop-motion mecha we didn't know we needed.
The Boxtrolls, the newest film from the stop-motion wizards at Laika, hasn't been getting nearly the attention it deserves. It's easy to sit back and appreciate the whimsy of this trailer, but take a closer look at the remarkably detailed world that Laika has created.
From ParaNorman to Coraline, each movie from Laika shocks us with overwhelming amounts of talent. And it looks like their next feature, BoxTrolls, is continuing the legacy of being so beautiful, it almost kills you. Look at the tiny cheese mounds. LOOK AT THEM! THEY ARE TINY AND *clutches chest* MY HEART, MY HEART!
We adored Coraline, and fell in love with the janky world of ParaNorman. Now feast your eyes on the latest wonder from stop-motion powerhouse studio Laika, The BoxTrolls!
As a dog lover, the tale of Laika always fills me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, she represents a great step forward in space exploration. On the other, she was sent into space with no plans for how she might return. In Avgousta Zourelidi short animated film, however, Laika is a dog who ultimately understands…
Even before Laika set paw in Sputnik 2, Soviet researchers sent dogs into higher altitudes than any canine creature had traveled before. To help keep those dogs safe—and to test the equipment that would allow humans to eventually reach orbit—these scientists created high pressure suits, complete with helmets fitted to…
ParaNorman, opening today, is one of the most thematically tight movies I've ever seen. Pretty much everything in the movie relates back, one way or another, to the central theme of being a misfit in a judgmental, self-involved world. The story of a boy who can see and hear ghosts, ParaNorman has a huge heart and an…
Laika might get the lion dog's share of the historical glory, but the Soviet Union sent dozens of intrepid canine explorers on orbital and suborbital missions. This poster by Jess Bradley honors those early cosmonauts as adorable, waggly dogs.
Coraline animators Laika are returning to the world of stop-motion horror with ParaNorman, a film that blends cartoon zombies with '80s-style coming of age comedy. The creators and actors held a panel today at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the movie's influences, and why this movie will look like no other…
Laika, makers of Coraline and the upcoming ParaNorman, gives us a peek inside their stop-motion animation process with this fun little "making-of" featurette. Here, we get to see how one of those stop-motion figurines is made, starting from the jointed skeleton, through the molded body and the sewn-on clothes.
Looking back on all of humanity's successes in space, it can be easy to forget that many of our accomplishments have been built on the sacrifices of other creatures. Here are ten animals who played an indispensable role in paving the inter-planetary way to space.