Friday, August 26, 2016

Laika's 16-foot skeleton!

Laika animated a 16-foot tall skeleton character in stop-motion for their film 'Kubo & the 2-Strings.' Quite an exceptional feat!

Sixteen feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, the skeleton is considered by the studio to be the largest stop motion puppet ever made. It required extensive planning, design, build, and animation phases—even a giant mechanical robot was considered to operate it—plus a major visual effects effort to place the skeleton in its home, the Hall of Bones. Cartoon Brew explores the ‘insane’ idea to build and animate the skeleton, and how Laika actually went through with it.

Learn more about how they did it at Cartoon Brew!