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A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019

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Bluebottle

Entry: The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019 - A87962863
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

For those who Laika little stop motion animation.

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A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok I certainly know of their work through Coraline, which was well worth seeing. I haven't seen any of their other films, though - I heard of 'Missing Link' because I wondered if it was connected to the Missing Link character in 'Monsters vs Aliens' A87885058 but didn't manage to see it.

I think there might be a typo in relation to the items that were 3D printed smiley - blushsmiley - laugh

That is a shame that Missing Link had such a big budget and yet was not able to be distributed to the mass market... Worrying for Laika's future indeed.


A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019

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Bluebottle

I've added some more links smiley - handcuffs now, including to 'Monsters vs Aliens', but Missing Link is completely different - in the earlier film he is a tribute to the Creature from the Black Lagoon B-Movies, here he is a Bigfoot.

I still don't know what is happening with Laika. They've not officially closed but many of their animators have been nabbed by Netflix who have opened their own stop-motion animation studio in the area - though animators regularly are contracted to work on a film-by-film basis and go where the projects are.

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - ok

That is intriguing that Netflix are taking on stop-motion animation... Yes, not surprising the animators would take work where they can get it, when the situation at Laika is uncertain...


A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019

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SashaQ - happysad

What's the news in relation to Laika these days, what with one thing and another? Has it gone or is it still fizzling?


A87962863 - The Ultimate Laika Animated Film Guide: 2009-2019

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Bluebottle

It hasn't officially collapsed but there has been no news for over a year. The virus is of course causing a moratorium on stop-motion animation as it cannot be done remotely, it requires people to be in the studio and is a hands-on craft. But will Laika ever resume filmmaking? I sadly suspect not, but it still isn't officially closed so who knows?

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