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KUBO
Covering a Classic

Director Travis Knight and composer Dario Marianelli discuss this exquisite cover of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps featuring Regina Spektor and shamisen master Kevin Kmetz.

KUBO
Perfect Storm

The LAIKA team takes a deep dive into the water effects for Kubo and the Two Strings.

KUBO
Creating the VFX Masterpiece

Kubo's magic world of swords, sorcery, and monsters was handmade with loads of high-tech help.

KUBO
Crafting an Epic

Learn how Japan's rich history, culture, and cinema influenced the filmmakers of Kubo and the Two Strings.

KUBO
Creatures of Darkness

Kubo and the Two Strings creatures were a monstrously big challenge for the LAIKA team to accomplish.

BOXTROLLS
Dressing for Success

Designing miniature costumes is no small task. Watch the cast and crew unravel the challenges of dressing The Boxtrolls puppets.

BOXTROLLS
How To Prepare Fish

A one minute recipe for a Boxtroll. Watch an armaturist's work sped up 1 thousand percent.

BOXTROLLS
Deconstructing The Dance Scene

Go backstage with the composer and everyone involved in the complicated choreography of the ballroom scene.

BOXTROLLS
Mechadrill

Who ever heard of a Mechadrill? Take a look inside this one-of-a-kind wrecking machine.

BOXTROLLS
Animation Timelapse

If you thought stop-motion was a slow-moving process, this video might change your mind.

BOXTROLLS
Ever think about the universe?

LAIKA CEO Travis Knight works his stop-motion magic at 24 frames per second.

BOXTROLLS
Nature of Creation

The best things in life are handmade. Feast your eyes on The Boxtroll's miniature miracles.

BOXTROLLS
What Makes a Family?

The Boxtrolls cast and crew discuss the strong family themes that run through the film.

BOXTROLLS
Trolls Right Off the Tongue

Steve Blum and Dee Baker describe the delightfully mystifying process of voicing Fish and Shoe.

BOXTROLLS
Elle and Isaac Visit LAIKA

Follow The Boxtrolls lead voice actors as they tour LAIKA Studios.

BOXTROLLS
Inside The Box

We're gonna need a bigger box. Discover all that goes into a Boxtroll's box.

ParaNorman
The Zombies of ParaNorman

Rambling and shambling, like a zombie should.

ParaNorman
The Face Bakers

Won't you please enjoy a delicious 3D-printed replacement animation face?

ParaNorman
Hand-Making The World of ParaNorman

Believe it or not, it's not all done with computers.

ParaNorman
This Little Light

See the teeny little lights that shine so bright.

ParaNorman
Making Norman

An amazing look at how LAIKA makes stop-motion puppets.

ParaNorman
Angry Aggie

That's some high-voltage animation!

ParaNorman
Bringing The Undead To Life

You say you want to be a stop-motion animator? You'll definitely want to watch this.

ParaNorman
Building Characters

Puppet Anatomy - 101

ParaNorman
Creating a World

Bringing ParaNorman's style to the real world. A study in artistic contradictions.

ParaNorman
You Don't Become a Hero By Being Normal

As we always say at LAIKA, weird wins!

ParaNorman
Have You Ever Seen a Ghost?

No, seriously, have you?

ParaNorman
Making Faces

We're ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille!

ParaNorman
Rigging The Game

They fly through the air with the greatest of difficulty.

ParaNorman
That's ParaNorman

Everything and the kitchen sink.

ParaNorman
Animation Timelapse

Or "How did they get that shot?"

ParaNorman
Weird and Wonderful

Like the lady said, it takes a village.

ParaNorman
Voicing ParaNorman

Voicing the characters in ParaNorman was as fun as it seems, and more!

CORALINE
THE PUPPET BREAKER

Animator Brad Schiff will bend the puppet until it breaks if it helps him get a better performance.

CORALINE
A FEW WORDS FROM NEIL GAIMAN

What is koumpounophobia? Coraline author Neil Gaiman explains this eerie and irrational fear of buttons.

CORALINE
RAPID PROTOTYPING

Take a glimpse at the 3D printing and facial animation processes for two of Coraline's most iconic characters.

CORALINE
REALISTIC WATER

The rapid prototype process came in handy for many things. Check out this very special "special effect" that was achieved with 3D printing.

CORALINE
PROFESSIONAL SKELETON MAKER

Armaturist Jeanne McIvor is a puppet surgeon with an unusual fear of sharp objects.

CORALINE
ON SET WITH TERESA DRILLING

Animator Teresa Drilling gives a tour of the complicated rigging system used to animate a theater full of scotty dogs.

CORALINE
SWEATER AND GLOVES

See how Coraline's tiny knitted sweater and gloves were actually made by human hands.

CORALINE
BIGGEST SMALLEST MOVIE

Learn some fascinating and little-known facts about what it really took to make Coraline.


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