The Makings of Laika's New Film "Missing Link"

Stop-motion animation, much like any animated film production takes an absurd amount of time to create since the characters that you are portraying in the story are either drawn or handcrafted sometimes with the assistance of CGI, like Laika's new film "Missing Link".

The video featured in the article takes us inside the artists' studio or workshop and it gives us an idea of how difficult the animated medium really is.

“What we do at Laika is to take this style of filmmaking, which is craft-based, it’s about artists using their hands to bring something to life, and blend that with technologies,” says Knight. He believes the appeal of the stop-motion technique is primal. “It feels like a child’s plaything being brought to life. It’s like we’re playing with our dolls, playing with our toys, telling stories that mean something to us.”

Animation as a medium of entertainment is generally looked down upon by filmmakers because of its perceived target audience but the stories being told through the medium are not just for mere children as they are for adults as well.

(Image credit: LAIKA Studios)

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