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.
The LAIKA team takes a deep dive into the water effects for Kubo and the Two Strings.
Creating the VFX Masterpiece
Kubo's magic world of swords, sorcery, and monsters was handmade with loads of high-tech help.
Crafting an Epic
Learn how Japan's rich history, culture, and cinema influenced the filmmakers of Kubo and the Two Strings.
Creatures of Darkness
Kubo and the Two Strings creatures were a monstrously big challenge for the LAIKA team to accomplish.
Dressing for Success
Designing miniature costumes is no small task. Watch the cast and crew unravel the challenges of dressing The Boxtrolls puppets.
How To Prepare Fish
A one minute recipe for a Boxtroll. Watch an armaturist's work sped up 1 thousand percent.
Deconstructing The Dance Scene
Go backstage with the composer and everyone involved in the complicated choreography of the ballroom scene.
Who ever heard of a Mechadrill? Take a look inside this one-of-a-kind wrecking machine.
If you thought stop-motion was a slow-moving process, this video might change your mind.
Ever think about the universe?
LAIKA CEO Travis Knight works his stop-motion magic at 24 frames per second.
Nature of Creation
The best things in life are handmade. Feast your eyes on The Boxtroll's miniature miracles.
What Makes a Family?
The Boxtrolls cast and crew discuss the strong family themes that run through the film.
Trolls Right Off the Tongue
Steve Blum and Dee Baker describe the delightfully mystifying process of voicing Fish and Shoe.
Elle and Isaac Visit LAIKA
Follow The Boxtrolls lead voice actors as they tour LAIKA Studios.
Inside The Box
We're gonna need a bigger box. Discover all that goes into a Boxtroll's box.
Bringing The Undead To Life
You say you want to be a stop-motion animator? You'll definitely want to watch this.
Creating a World
Bringing ParaNorman's style to the real world. A study in artistic contradictions.
Voicing the characters in ParaNorman was as fun as it seems, and more!
THE PUPPET BREAKER
Animator Brad Schiff will bend the puppet until it breaks if it helps him get a better performance.
A FEW WORDS FROM NEIL GAIMAN
What is koumpounophobia? Coraline author Neil Gaiman explains this eerie and irrational fear of buttons.
Take a glimpse at the 3D printing and facial animation processes for two of Coraline's most iconic characters.
The rapid prototype process came in handy for many things. Check out this very special "special effect" that was achieved with 3D printing.
PROFESSIONAL SKELETON MAKER
Armaturist Jeanne McIvor is a puppet surgeon with an unusual fear of sharp objects.
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.
SWEATER AND GLOVES
See how Coraline's tiny knitted sweater and gloves were actually made by human hands.
BIGGEST SMALLEST MOVIE
Learn some fascinating and little-known facts about what it really took to make Coraline.