My family and I recently saw Kubo and the Two Strings (make sure you stay for the credits). We were in awe. I am a huge fan of the work that comes out of Laika, and even applied for a job with them once before Boxtrolls was released. The story was wonderful, as all Laika stories that I’ve seen; i.e. Coraline, ParaNorman. Stop motion itself already has such a wonderfully rich history, the new work I have seen coming out of several newer studios is no exception.
And just because. Out of Laika came HouseSpecial. Originally Laika’s commercial arm, now a standalone studio. This is one of my absolute favorite commercials. Enjoy!
Now that we’ve settled in a bit, I’ve been working on The Owl and the Mermaid again. As this year has been one of remeasuring comfort zones, I’m toying with the idea of doing a book trailer and was totally inspired by this.