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10th Anniversary of Laika video with some behind the scenes

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10th Anniversary of Laika video with some behind the scenes clips on Kubo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgvfVusJS2k
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>>78205024
pretty insane how they do some of that animation
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Can't wait for Kubo and all the other Laika movies yet to come.

I want to send them fan-mail.
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>>78205147
Yeah I think the the green smoke in Paranorman when the Witch first appears in the sky was all paper
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>>78205302
I thought it was like gauze or that frilly fabric used in tutus
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>>78205024
I loved Coraline and Para Norman
But Box Trolls fucking sucked...

The animation was gorgeous, but everything else about it was awful
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>>78205024
dat Matthew McConaughy beetle warrior guy looks dope tho
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>>78205795
What specifically did you not like? I thought it was charming as fuck. Definitely more grotesque than the other Laika films though.
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>>78206229
I was lost when I first went into it, but I kept thinking that "It's a Laika film. They'll probably make sense of everything as it goes on.
Nope.
I was even MORE lost by the end of the movie.
And every "twist" in it my friend and I called out loud before it was even revealed.
Like for instance the crazy old guy being Eggs' father for the few frames that we saw him on screen.
Madame whats-her-face being Snatcher, etc.
We called them all and weren't surprised at any of the twists.
Not to mention the moral is summed up in the first like, 6 minutes of the movie "Yeah, we're the good guys" and you can even fucking tell that those two Are going to have a change of heart. Not to mention most of the characters are either disturbing (in a non-charming way) or non-compelling.
It hit every cliche in the book, while trying to "mix it up" and "throw a curveball" but everything was predictable, and you've seen this message in about 90 other movies out there already.
I never got sucked in watching it and I was fully aware the whole time I was watching a movie. Or watching stop-motion puppets move around.

I really wanted to like it, and I went into it with that mindset, but it was a sorry disappointment for me, sadly
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>>78206549
Understandable, nigga. Here's hoping Kubo is a step up.
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>>78206549
You have to admit Snatcher exploding and his body parts going all over everything[/spoiler wasn't something you'd normally see. That and Nobody believing the kids even after knocking snatcher's wig off. Overall I really enjoyed it, and Snatcher's whole motivation being a desperate need to have the approval of those he with status, but if you didn't, that's fine.
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>>78206799
Yeah, Snatcher's character was definitely one of the most interesting parts of the film. He was despicable but in a wretched, pitiful kinda way. I was almost hoping he listened to Eggs at the end before he exploded. Funny how the movie was called "The Boxtrolls" and the villain got more development/focus than the Boxtrolls
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>>78206705
Yeah. Coraline was one of my favorite movies of all time, and that's what kept repeatedly running through my head as I was watching the shittiest parts of BoxTrolls.

I know they have the talent, and the magic.
But where the hell was it during that movie?

I hope they get someone else to do the story and script for Kubo. I really do.. Because goddammit it's LAIKA...

>>78206799
Actually, that was fucking disgusting...
And Snatcher is one of the most sickeningly vile (not in a fun or funny way) villains I've ever seen in a movie. Ben Kingsley was AMAZING though.. like holy shit
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I think I only really liked boxtrolls cuz my man grickle worked on it
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>>78205024
Paranorman sucked. The little witch was the real star of the movie. Box Trolls was garbage. Coraline was perfection.
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>>78206799
>>78206917
>>78206953
Kingsley earned that Annie.
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>>78207260
>Paranorman sucked.
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So why is it called Laika?
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>>78205279
they are or were supposed to be making a movie based on the Wildwood Chronicles, I hope it still comes out because it would be pretty great
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>>78206917
>Cheese, hats, boxes - they don’t
make you. You make you.

>I have made me, boy...
I ended up feeling a bit for Snatcher too in the end. Scumbag sure, but he did have a more definitive character than the trolls everyone was worried about.
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>>78207715
I always assumed it was named after the Russian dog who died in space
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>>78207927
>>78206917
>>78206799

>you can be anything you want...
except a white hat, doesnt mather if you killed the boxtrolls, the members of the club never will let you in
maybe Madame frou frou could get one easily
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>>78205024
Hats off to Laika. Seeing the amount of detail that has to be put into a single shot is mind boggling.
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>>78205024
Loved that animation for the Laika logo.
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>>78205024
Goddamn Kubo looks fucking GORGEOUS
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>>78210052
Even if the movie turns out to be bad, it'll at least be beautiful.
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>>78205279
We shouldn't spam them with fan-mail

but if you guise want we can make a card...
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>>78205024
And that's how you properly use your millionaire's daddybucks.

To make arts and crafts for the sake of it. Even when the movies won't make a profit at all.

That's art
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I wish I had entered the ParaNorman competition for those Nike shoes.

I'm not a collector or anything, but they just looked really cool.
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>>78208040
Yeah, but I wonder if there's any particular reason they're named after the dog or if it's just random, I can't find info. Although, they said this in their blog post about their anniversary:

>For a company whose name means “little barker” in Russian, LAIKA has made quite a noise in the global film industry over a relatively short time.

http://www.laika.com/blog/?p=1385
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>>78212675
"I guess you could say the odds have never really been in our favor.... conventional wisdom says this wouldn't and shouldn't work.

Yet here we are."

>little bark
>not very effective

It reminds me of how Led Zepplin got it's name..
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>>78210602
Laika auctioned off some puppets, art and props from their movies earlier this year; I wish I could've gotten my hands on a Courtney or Coraline one or Norman.
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>>78213144
>Sold the Coraline assets instead of recycling them for a sequel
Alas.
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>>78213144
Damn, forgot to spoiler the image.

Also, holy shit,

>While the drawings and paintings sold respectably, the puppets were the real stars of the auction, with twelve of the figures achieving over $20,000, and twenty others selling for over $10,000 apiece. The top lot of the auction was an Evil Other Mother puppet that sold for $50,190, five times its pre-auction estimate of $10,000.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/auctions/12-most-expensive-puppets-sold-at-the-laika-auction-109372.html
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>>78205147
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>>78213209
I'd rather Laika keep going on new films. Besides, even if they did a Coraline sequel, their tech is so much better now that it could be even more detailed and shit.
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>>78213221
Is that for the witch sequence?

Wow, never really thought about how much more difficult that must have been to pull off.
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>>78213219
Man, I didn't know it had that good of a following.
>tfw you'll never afford a Coraline doll
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>>78213327
That sequence was intense as fuck.
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>>78213326
I suppose I'm just eager for something that captures that same tone.

It's been too long since I've seen horror done well in an atmospheric and stylistic way.
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>>78205024
This may sound weird, but these are the only movies I go see for the animation effects. I generally don't care for the story but appreciate the efforts that went into manufacturing the movie.
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>>78213332
Maybe not an official one that was used in the movie, but there were toy versions.

W-what are you gonna do with it?
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>>78213144
>when you're not even gay or into shota but you still think Norman is a cutie
Fuck, that kid was too adorable.
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>>78214073
Make her walk, obviously. On my dick.
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What did everyone think of Corpse Bride? I watched it in a marathon of other stop-motion movies with my friends and found out a lot of the people working on it ended up founding Laika.

I found it shorter then I remembered but still an awesome movie.
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>>78214153
Yup, and Aggie too.

>tfw I got a little too into the ship when the movie first came out.
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>>78214787
Best ship. Laika knew exactly what they were doing putting Little Ghost in the credits.
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>>78213209
Why would they make a sequel? The book didn't have one and it was resolved in a satisfying way. Not exactly a lot of places they could take it either, and I'd much rather see what else they can do.
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>>78213327
I think there's a video somewhere of how they did it all and it was a lot more complex than you would thing. Definitely a fun watch for anyone into the animation process.
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>>78215501
Here is the video anon is talking about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4INaV43NKjg
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>>78215501
>>78215779
>it was a lot more complex than you would think

I think that just about sums up Laika's creative process. More making of vids, because this is too fucking cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu62AzWPTDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlUxuAG2Ac8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SghJPRWjTnI
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>>78214762
I thought it was alright. Looked nice at the very least.
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>>78215779
I forgot how beautiful that final stretch of the movie was. Should really rewatch it.
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>>78215195
It's such a cute song and it fit the movie perfectly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOt6hUz2EQ

>She looked into me so sweetly
>And we left the room discreetly
>No one else could know the secret of our love
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Still can't tell is Kubo is a boy or girl
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>>78205024
10 years and only one good movie

What a joke.
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>>78207861
Presumably still in development. I wonder if they would do the whole trilogy: Wildwood Chronicles on it's own is kind of weak, but by the time the third novel comes around the series really develops into something special.

>>78214762
Animation-wise it is super impressive. The songs are hit and miss and the plot is traditional to the point of being a bit dull, but its still a nice movie.
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>>78217615
Kubo is a boy.
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>>78217615
Boy
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>>78213144
>tfw way too poor to buy anything at the time
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>>78214787
>All the people who can see ghosts have octagonal eyes
>Everyone else's eyes are normal

This fucking movie had so many amazing little touches.
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>>78210067
I really like the design of the beetle man, in any other movie he'd probably be a villain, but its nice to see a bug-themed hero in a Western production for once.

He's going to be a traitor, isn't he.
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>>78213219
The beldam is some fucking nightmare shit. Love it.
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>>78221333
I got the sense from the original teaser that he was sent to kill Kubo or something along those lines: the way he's spying on him behind the rock at one point is shot ominously. My initial impression was that he probably spends part of the movie evil but then joins sides with them after something happens. But yeah he looks hella.
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>>78213221
OH MY GOD
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF SIMPSONS FACE BLUR THEORY
THIS IS PROOF THAT ANCIENT ALIENS REALLY DID INFLUENCE EARLY MAN
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>>78213327
>there's still no proper release of the film version of the Aggie fight song
Why?
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Don't forget about Will Vinton Studios.
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>>78223900
Who?
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>>78205024
I still haven't seen boxtrolls
I'm thinking about just never watching it and buying Kubo on bluray to make up for it
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>>78224137
The studio that created The PJ's
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>>78224517
Never heard of them.
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>>78224544
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Vinton
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>>78209683
I love when animation has so creative things
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>>78224153
Nigga no, the Boxtrolls is amazing watch it
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>>78216859
>>78214787
A-Aren't they related? Never stopped /co/ before, though.
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>>78205795
>>78206549
I agree, it was a disappointing movie. All your points are right, though being cliched isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's being uninterestingly cliche and not excelling while doing it that is the problem.

In it's only defense, the animation was still FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. I remember at one point, when Eggs is spinning around sometime during the ballroom scene, I was floored by how good the animation looked, and I've been paying attention to details for years. Admittedly the Snatcher dressing in drag was pretty funny.

>I really wanted to like it, and I went into it with that mindset, but it was a sorry disappointment for me, sadly

I know that feel bro.

Worse, after the stellar movies of ParaNorman and Coraline (this latter being an all time favorite of mine), I was convinced that Laika was in the groove to continue making great films. So when Box Trolls came out I invited my mom to come see the movie with me. She handled it well but... ugh, really really not what I wanted to impress her with. I'm still slightly embarrassed by taking her.

I am hopeful for Kubo and I'm REALLY HOPEFUL for the Wildwood film. Feels like a return to Coraline and ParaNorman-esc works.
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>>78205024
>>78225895

You know, having watched this video, I must say that Box Trolls isn't as bad a film as it initially felt to me. It's just that it followed to really good films. There's a lot of great elements in there, but they just didn't blend together to create the finer quality film. Still, I think I can admire a lot of the work, and the tiny touches they gave it. The Snatcher is definitely full of them, along with the animation.

>"I guess you could say the odds have never really been in our favor.... conventional wisdom says this wouldn't and shouldn't work.
>
>Yet here we are."

Bless you, Laika.
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>>78225568
Even better.

Aggie is Norman's distant ancestor, they're separated by 300 years.
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>>78225895
>get hyped to show normie friend/relative a really good animation
>want to share that first watching experience with them
>get thrown a curveball and turns out it's not as good as you expected despite all prior evidence to the contrary
>after it's over they say "Well.. That was. Nice."
>feel ashamed
>don't know how to really explain to them it was supposed to be better and there really are better animations

I know that feel. Just after the pilot for the new Thundercats, I tried to get my coworkers to watch some of the first episodes
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>>78214762
>That entire bit of the skeletons singing about the bride
God damn, I loved that scene.
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>>78205315
>>78205302
That was CG made to look like tulle (tutu fabric)
Still, the fact that we have to argue about it makes it that much more impressive
And makes all the shit stock smoke effects in Boxtrolls that more disappointing
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>>78214762
I recently rewatched all I could stomach and its pretty shit
AWFUL voice acting all around with really bad songs.
Shit character designs, with the most "Tim Burton" you can make the characters without appeal
The undead skelton parts were cool, but besides that it was pretty uninspired and just felt like a hot topic preteen's fan fiction

Though it was just a contract job for laika, so it shouldn't reflect too much on them since the animation was still great
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>>78220773
Oh fug, I just assumed everyone's eyes were like that

>>78223900
>has his studio ruined by business men pushing it too far and then reformed into Laika
At least Laika's output is still great and they seem like they really care, but still, Vinton is too important in the animation world to be forgotten
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>>78213144
someone out there has the ability to make real Coraline x Other Mother puppet animation. And they're probably just letting them sit on a dusty shelf.
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The only truly competent animation studio today. Actually give a fuck about their film's quality and not appealing only to stupid kids with half-assed "lol hey parents aren't we being sassy?".

Despite being the weakest, the Boxtrolls was way better than shit like Minions and Rio.
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>>78230556
>The only truly competent animation studio today.
In the US, sure.
Europe's still going strong with great 2D and stop-motion stuff.
Check out the Ernest and Celestine thread for starters.
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>>78230225
No, I used to have a picture comparing everyone's eyes.
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>>78230965
You should look for it
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>>78230885
Actually, we've gotten a lot of US stop motion stuff this year
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>>78231721
My hard drive with it died but here's a link to a good comparison
http://psycadet.tumblr.com/post/42461924900/all-the-credit-in-the-world-for-this-goes-to-this
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>>78231758
Like what?
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>>78232143
Anomalisa
Back to Hell (though that one was shitt)
And I know I'm forgetting one, Theres also shaun the sheep but thats bongland
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>>78232225
Anomalisa looks interesting. Hadn't heard of it before.

I guess I haven't followed anything stop motion related except Laika for a while now.
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>>78230556
>Despite being the weakest, the Boxtrolls was way better than shit like Minions and Rio.

Gospel truth there, man.
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>>78232336
Well Laika's really the only big theatrical stop motion house in the US so its understandable, both of the one's I said were limited release and such
There's also the Little prince, while its french, I finally found out that it is indeed stop motion and not just good CG
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BoxTrolls had one thing going for it, and it was Eggs and WInnie's interactions.
She is gonna ruin him when they start dating.
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>>78232225
>Anomalisa

Oh sheeeit, I need to see that one. Thanks for reminding me. Here's hoping it becomes a serious Oscar contender this year, that'd be incredible.

By the way, the Shaun the Sheep movie is fucking adorable and is basically a good version of the Minions movie.
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>>78232620
Winnie's blatant masochism was a tad unsettling.
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Speaking of similiar movies. This isn't really the same thing but does anybody know if it's possible for a poorfag to get a hold of The Mill at Calder's End by Kevin McTurk, or that other short movie he did?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csNInfhuV8U
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>>78233389
Her reaction to being bit was as if she didn't know why she was turned on by it.
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The only thing I remember of the Boxtrolls is that bit of the credits where they showed how they did some of the animation. That was really good, is there a webm of it floating around?
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>>78214762
I thought it was just okay, but very forgettable. It felt like it tried way too hard to try and be another Nightmare Before Christmas, but that just didn't work for reasons that are difficult for me to elaborate on.

I remember back when I first saw Coraline in theaters one of my first thoughts after watching was "now THAT felt more like Nightmare Before Christmas than Corpse Bride ever did".
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>>78234952
I loved that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_MTFzm27A
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>>78236044
That's incredible.
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>>78236683
Dat. Ass.
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>>78236683
>>78236705
Norman's probably going to get a big butt just like the rest of his family. It's in his genes.
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>>78230885
Minions is French.
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>>78236683
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>>78235846
Well, Coraline was directed by Henry Selick, who was the director on Nightmare Before Christmas, while Tim Burton directed Corpse Bride. Tim Burton was only a producer on Nightmare Before Christmas. So that's probably why you felt that way.
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>>78238858
Norman and Coraline must be distant cousins or something. The bountiful buttocks gene is strong in both families. I'd post the picture of Wybie imaging what Coraline would look like in a few years but I can't seem to find it in my usual folders.
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>>78239058
I recognize that bulge.
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>>78223014
IT's BEEN YEARS BIRON!
FUCKING YEARS
WHERE THE HELL IS IT IT WAS THE BEST TRACK IN THE MOVIE OH MY FUCK
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Aside from that one "animated" short did anything more ever come from this idea? Or at least any entertaining fanart.
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>>78241115
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>>78232336
You should check out Aardman Animations. They did the Shaun the Sheep Movie this year, which was excellent, as well as Shaun the Sheep the TV show, the Wallace and Gromit shorts and movie and Chicken Run. They're very different in style and tone from Laika, but they're dedicated to stop-motion and their work is consistently high quality.
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I love how dat ass has basically becomes Laika's trademark.
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>>78230503
There is a special place in hell reserved for them.

At least well always have fanart.
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Wow, I can't spell for shit tonight. Have a pic to make up for it.
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>>78243463
>>78243490
>>78243525
There is something about Coraline being an ass lover that just works.
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The Psychonauts 2 crowd funding thing has made me remember something I've thought about for years. A while ago I came to the conclusion that there is only one animation studio I would trust to be able to do an animated adaption of Psychonauts, and that is Laika. I mean the art style of the game could very easily be adapted to stop motion (and would probably look better that way than they did in the actual game to boot). And the tone of Psychonauts ranges from goofy, dark humor, REALLY dark humor, and just plain dark/depressing/scary, all of which Laika has managed to convey perfectly within their previous films.

And more than anything else, I just want anyone reading this and both have played Psychonauts and are a fan of Laika's movies to try and picture what Black Velvetopia would look like in stop motion animated by Laika. Just think about some of the other impressive visuals Laika has accomplished like the other world garden in Coraline or the confrontation with Aggie in Paranorman, and then just visualize inside your head what Laika could do with Black Veletopia alone. Because what I see inside my head is absolutely amazing, and the realization that it will never EVER happen is soul crushing.
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>>78243525
>>78243490
>>78243463
So uh...Coraline facesitting?
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>>78209683
>Boy's silhouette forms the letters.

Beautiful.
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>>78243653
Eh, Schafer's ruined that games image already.
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I still think Coraline had the best soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LLHUQQ9cmM
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>>78243653
That'd certainly be a fun project to see. I think Psychonauts could do great as an animated film like that.
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>>78243756
Admittedly that has dampered my hype a bit for the sequel, but with Erik Wolpaw back on board I still have cautious optimism.
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>Live in Ashland
>Coraline takes place in Ashland
I've been in that clothing store from the movie.
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>>78243602
Guess you could call her an assgirl then, the little girl version of an assman.
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>>78236683
why does she have an ankle so much bigger than the other one?
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>>78242463
Recognize all but the hothead
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>>78243602
because she doesn't have any herself, so she just worship everyone else's
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>>78245128
it's Lili. they all come in pairs
>Coraline & Wybie
>Lili & Raz
>Dipper & Mabel
>Neil & Norman
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>>78243318
Damn you for making me remember that...
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>>78245147
She just hasn't gotten hers yet, it'll come.

>LIAKA
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>>78228155
And since she died as a child, it's impossible for her to be Normans Great Great Great Great Grandmother but perhaps a cousin from 300 years ago.


Same family tree but the blood tie is thin...better than what some Spanish Medieval Nobility would settle for.
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>>78245893
Anyone have that comic I mentioned earlier of Wybie meeting Coraline's mother and then him fantasizing about what Coraline'd look like in a couple years? I thought I saved it but I just can't find it.
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>>78245948
That, and it's not like Norman can impregnate a ghost so none of that matters anyways.
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go thread!
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>>78243653
>try and picture what Black Velvetopia would look like in stop motion animated by Laika
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>>78245970

>"magic, ain't gotta explain shit".jpeg

We are dealing with supernatural stuff and ghosts can possess bodies, move to the other side, be reincarnated, have a pocket dimension or have their dimension cross over ours to affect things physically or project themselves in the real world.

Countless fantasy scifi settings we could talk about to allow it.
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>>78245948
She's his great great great great great are you through great great aunt.
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>>78245950
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>>78246111
>that dress she's wearing
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>>78246111
Thanks, saved it for sure this time.
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>>78213327
no, they are from an scene where norman turns his head, you can see it on the movie's extras
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BUMping with courtney
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Recently re-watched coraline, the animation isn't as smooth as Paranorman or Boxtrolls but that's to be expected.
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>>78238858
Oh boy, I didn't know there were more pictures in this series. Even if it does end up in an /ss/ sort of place.
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I liked Boxtrolls more than Coraline.
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>>78243774
yeah it is a damn shame but I have absolutly no hope for psychonauts 2 and what current day shit they plan to let seep into it.

on a more positive note has anyone ever seen O Apóstolo?
it is a bit lower budget and spanish but still quite enjoyable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQeg-SC29S8

kinda Resident evil 4-ish but that might be because I never see little spanish hamlets portrayed anywhere else.
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>>78245106
Laika loves their asymmetry
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>>78242463

>This will never happen
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>>78242463
I remember when the team making those shorts decided to move on and focus on their budding animation education/careers and the fanbase flipped their shit.
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>>78230225
None of Laika's movies got as dark as Mark Twain did in that one scene
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>>78250935
Man, too bad the rest of the movie is steaming shit
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>>78238858
Fuck, I knew the vibes in that image were too lewd.

This followup image is great.
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>>78242463

Where's Danny Fenton and Ness?
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>>78251855
Source?
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>>78242463

Man I'd eat a whole puppy for a Laika-animated Psychonauts film.
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>>78230057
No, it was straight up tulle with special lighting and minimal CG. Paranorman used primarily practical effects with most of the CG being in the Witch and Aggie's lightning.
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>>78251855
>>78238858
Wait a minute, this artist. Is this x-arielle under a slightly different name? If so, I didn't know she did non-lesbian art.
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>>78255992
Yup. She's got a thing for /ss/ and she's also done some great Bob's Burgers lewds
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>>78256059
Weird, I found her tumblr, but I can't find >>78251855 for some reason. I found a nice picture of her in that cheerleader outfit as well as >>78238858, but just can't find this third picture, checked all the logical tags and everything.
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>>78256350
http://candybrat.soup.io/

You're welcome, anon. Go down five posts for the Norman and Courtney image.
>The Babcock siblings
>Not looking too impressed there, Court...
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Cutest Laika MC?
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>>78256757

Norman of course.
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>>78256714
Woah, now THERE'S the real jackpot. Does tumblr have some anti loli/shota policy or something?
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>>78256981
>anti loli/shota
Unfortunately. Your post(s) will get deleted, or your blog will get taken down.


And the community there is bad enough that even SFW loli/shota will get you harassed by large groups.


Most artists who draw that kind of stuff move to soup.io.
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>>78256714
Hello Nurse.
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>>78242463
Gravity falls is shit compared to Paranorman and Coraline, tho.
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>>78256757
Coraline
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>>78256757
the cutest is coraline, mainly because I'm a lolicon
but norman, as a character, is really good. All the characters in paranorman are very well written.
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>>78205024
>174 replies
>No webms showcasing animation and shit
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>>78257236
Weak bait
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>>78257825
Then post some, don't just bitch about it. There's several youtube vids posted.
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>>78257564
>I'm a lolicon
You're an 8 year old girl?
MODDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSS
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>>78258147
lolicon =/= loli
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>>78236705
so in the end, they only used the cheerleader outfit for that one photo? that's a lot of work for not much
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>>78258446
another set of photos. the kind of things you never look in details but are very interesting nonetheless
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>>78258885
forgot the image
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Anya's Ghost movie by LAIKA when?
I mean, Vera Brogsol already works for them
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>>78257962
It's true. Not even in the same league
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>>78243653
well, during psychonauts developement, Schafer wanted an artstyle reminiscent of stopmotion animation. so that makes perfect sense
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>>78259000
While I do agree Coraline and Paranorman are leagues above of Gravity Falls, to me those movies are above most things. I still like GF quite a bit.
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>>78206799
Snatcher was a good villain, but everything else was so milk toast that he was a bit standalone.
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>There will never be an offical version of this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJjDEIqjSok
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>Laika will never make a phantom tollbooth movie
>Laika will never make a movie based on their namesake
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>>78261598
Are you familiar with Chuck Jones's Phantom Tollbooth movie?
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>>78261652
Yup.
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>>78243815
Superior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxs2vS2gJ-c
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>>78260942
Snatcher was a bit generic as far as bad guys go but his design was pretty cool and I loved how sleazy they managed to make him with both his movements and voice. Still, Boxtrolls was pretty bland for the most part.
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>>78245976
source?
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>>78262581
Nah, this is good too, but I like the creepiness at the beginning of Dreaming better.
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>>78263445
http://rule34.paheal.net/post/view/1676704#search=paranorman
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>>78263449
Coraline is an adaption done right. It keeps the bulk of the book, even using a fair amount of lines word for word, and adding things to it in order to make the movie more cohesive. I'm so glad they went with the doll aesthetic fro the other mother, really helped to make her more sinister.
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>>78263475
thank you
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>>78213327
I think it's safe to say that even with the touches of both CGI and traditional hand drawn animation to the scene (I'd argue part of the reason is because of those) this is the single greatest and most impressive moment in the history of stop motion animation.
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Found a nakeder version of this pic.
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>Watching Coraline yesterday
>9/10, would have given it 10/10 if not for how chronically pointless/underutilised Wybie was, also I never really felt any strong reason to care about the parents. I didn't really see anything likeable about them until after they came back.
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>>78267962
I would say that's the point. We see the world by the perspective of Coraline, so that's why she is approached by the Other Mother in the first place: she was baited by a seemingly better world than the one she was before.
As a proof, did you notice how grey-looking the real world was, by contrast of the one bright-colored of the Other Mother?
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>>78247133
Are smears common in clay animation? I would never think.
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>>78269579
usually no, since smears don't really work as well in a 3D environment
Though you can fake motion blur in post and do things like having puppet joints with springs in them so the arm is actually moving when the camera goes off so it blurs
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>>78267962
They seemed just like average parents to me that happened to be stressed at the time. The father definitely seemed somewhat compassionate, even when he was overworked and tired. The mother also seemed a bit regretful of how she's been treating Coraline since they moved and tried to make it up to her before the other mother kidnapped them.
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>>78205024
i think Caroline is overrated.
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>>78244122
>Coraline takes place in a real city
>it actually does do a lot of shakespeare shit too

WHAT
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>>78274255
I always knew it was set in Oregon, but I didn't know it was in an actual city either.
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I hope that rumor of Laika doing traditional animation pans out
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>>78263449
>The doll in the start of the movie is the little black girl
Where there's a detail I've been missing out on for a while.
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>>78276794
there's always a lot of subtle details in Laika movies. The first time I watch coraline, I didn't notice this photo where she has brown hair. and if you watch closely you can see she still have her eyebrows brown.
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>>78277691
Coraline or her mother? Also why did she dye her hair?
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>>78277790
coraline. she dyed her hair blue but still have brown eyebrows.

>why did she dye her hair ?
why does anyone dye their hair? she probably just realy likes that color.
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>>78277941
>coralline' hair is black
Jesus Christ it's been a loooooooong time since I watched the movie
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>>78277691
here's a better view of it
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>>78279905
I'm almost glad the Box Trolls didn't end up being as popular and good as its predecessors, Eggs is no where near as cute as Coraline and Norman.
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>>78279869
>>78277691
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>>78279905
>Sleeping Beauty
Been a year or two since I've seen Paranorman, was that the book that was supposed to be Aggie's bedtime story to prevent her from waking up each year, or was that something else?
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>>78277691
>>78279869
>>78280379
good ol' detroit zoo
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>>78285415
Holy shit. This thread makes me realize I NEED to watch all the behind the scenes DVD stuff for both Coraline and Paranorman now. Probably the commentaries too.
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>>78283445
I think it was. I'm pretty sure it was one of those fairytales that begins with "Once upon a time there was a king and queen and they had a daughter..." at least. Besides Sleeping Beauty is appropriate, being about sleeping and all.
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>>78239191
Exactly this. Burton gets far more credit for Nightmare than he really deserves.
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>>78279869
>>78280379
Cute. Didn't know that Coraline wasn't a natural blue.
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>>78286673
It depresses me when Selick doesn't get the credit he deserves. Too many people grouping all stop-motion work with Burton.
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Must be one of those fun, laid back places to work. Their headquarters is right next to the dog park and I see the guys step out to play hacky sack for hours.
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>>78286810
I should hope there's some downtime between taking a week to move a single character halfway across a room.
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>>78205024
>2D hand-drawn animation is dead
>stop-motion is still alive
God bless Laika for not taking the easy way out with CGI.
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>>78287234
If only there was a guy with a CEO of a large company for a father that felt as passionate about 2-D animation...
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So, am I the only one here who read Coraline before Laika made the movie and came to watch it as an adaptation?

I loved it, I bet Gaiman was proud he finally had a decent book movie.

On the other hand, I'm sad Laika will probably never touch any of Pratchett's books. I think "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" would've been fucking perfect, especially the ending seqence in the darkness, with the white rat. It just screams Laika so hard, I'd probably throw all the millions I could at them if I had the money.
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>>78242463
>The Hothead
>The Agent
I don't want to, but I did
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>>78206549
>Not to mention most of the characters are either disturbing (in a non-charming way)

>posts anime avatar

Thankfully every time people say this - they being weebs. It's sad that your chinese cartoons completely blocked your ability to appreciate other styles.
>M-MUH CUTE LOLIS
yeah fuck off
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>>78256757
who are thses kids?
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>>78287918
This

Anime Looks horrendous Imo
Literally faces are the same geometry problem over and over, and the only real distinguishing features are color combinations and hair shapes
When I watch anime, and that rarely to being with, I barely look at their faces
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>>78255644
And the ghosts
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>>78287918
Any weebshits in this thread should immediately commit sudoku. Not everyone needs to have the same perfect features with giant ass eyes, flappy mouths, and technicolor hair. Exaggeration of the human form is the bread and butter of good character design.
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>>78207260

Agreed.
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I saw Star Wars tonight and there was a trailer for Kubo. It was really short, though; I think it was this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1F8VJZgrk
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>>78288096
that's because you assume they are going for realistic features
western cartoons have the grace of not being overly detailed (and there is a difference between being detailed and realistic), which means they can have characters that look like whatever being squashed and squished whichever way, and as long as it's not tweened it's seen as good animation
In the same way that anime's problems are geometric undistinguished faces, western cartoons almost never have the characters facing in directions that aren't either directly at the camera or 3/4 view, giant eyes that have tiny black pupils, and in extreme cases, shots where you can obviously see that the closer a character is to the camera the thicker their outlines are, showing how lazy the animation process is
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>>78206549
I went in wanting to hate it and I think it's Laika's best.
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>>78289359
It had a trailer before TFA? A movie that big should give Kubo the attention it deserves hopefully.
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>>78205024
>All movies except The Box Trolls show a picture of their main character.
Was Eggs really that forgettable?
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>mfw I haven't watched Coraline

Better start making the popcorn
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>>78298435
No. It's just based off the titles.
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>>78266431
ok, maybe i missed the boat on this, but why is everyone convinced that she has a thing for the buttocks of women?
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>>78302121
I don't know for certain, but it all just comes down to how many lewds there are of Coraline and the Other Mother though I find it disappointing there isn't more porn between her and her actual mother. The Other Mother and Coraline's actual mother's defining feature is that ass, so I guess the idea evolved that Coraline's just an ass girl in general.
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Fun fact. Mr. Bobinsky has a liquidator medal. They were only given out to those that participated in the Chernobyl cleanup. It's probably the reason he eats raw beets which help repair hemoglobin that was probably damaged by radiation.
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I love Laika but does anyone agree they'd like it more if it was a 2D studio? While not many companies are doing stop motion it does get made due to Tim Burton. There are no studios making theatrical 2D movies in America.
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>>78214073
I'm madly in love with any figure that uses real fabrics.
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>>78220773
Unfortunately you can't notice it unless they do a closeup which they do but I wish they were more prominent.
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>>78230503
>Ruining the puppets by putting your dirty inexperienced hands all over them and breaking them
No thanks
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>>78308133
That's really cool. Was he a character in the original book (and if so was he ever associated with Chernobyl)?
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>>78309442
>Corpse Bride
>Frankenweenie
>???

Is Tim Burton even going to make any more stopmotion?

I do have to admit, I'd love to see what Laika could do with 2D just because I prefer that medium more than stopmotion.

Though ideally, I'd love to see the next wide release 2D American movie be a huge surprise hit to the point of convincing all the big animation studios to start a trend and all jump on a 2D bandwagon until its brought back to being almost as big as CG again, and I don't have faith that a film made by Laika could have a wide enough appeal for that. Not that I think that scenario is very likely in the first place.
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>>78308133
Mr. Bobinsky confirmed a bro
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>>78269579
Laika are pretty much the only ones that do it.
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>>78309614
He was a character in the book, and I think he may have even had a medal, but I don't remember if there was any indication that he was a Liquidator, or even if he seemed particularly Russian. I think it was implied in the book that Coraline's mom thought he was an alcoholic, though.
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>>78243653
Dude that would be the shit.
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>>78309747
He's a pretty cool guy.
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>>78287993
The... MCs from the Laika movies?
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>>78309723
He does make it every once in a while. While I like Laika's stop motion movies much more than his stop motion IS getting made. Or maybe Laika could do both but that's spreading them too thin. I just want some studio to make 2D movies.
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>>78309442
>>78309723
>>78310000
I could see them experimenting more with mixing stop motion and traditional animation after some of the stuff they did in Paranorman.
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>>78309486
>real fabrics.
opposed to?
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>>78308133
Is... Is that why he was blue?
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>>78312655
Most likely .
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>>78205024
Oh shit I haven't heard of Kubo before.
Looks fucking great.
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>>78297711
That would be really nice. There didn't seem to be much reaction to it though, and it came right before the Zootopia sloth trailer, which got a lot of laughs including one from me.
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>>78312572
Plastic that's just shaped and painted.
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>>78236044
>all those clothes changes
Gives you some idea how fucking long it takes to animate "just" 40 seconds of footage.
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>>78249949
I saw it at an animation festival a few years back. I really liked it, though some of the plot was a bit convoluted at times.
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>>78313083
It always amazed me listening to Harryhausen talk about having to use to motion in conjunction with live action. Having to line shit up frame by frame sound crazy.

https://youtu.be/7l6MhxYq4OM
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Is Kubo a kung fu movie?
I can't fucking imagine how to even possibly animate a well choreographed fight scene in stop motion. Can't fucking wait.
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