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Strength of Strings

Moviemaking in all its formats and flavors is impressive in itself. However, as magical as it is to lock actors and directors inside a huge studio and have them come out of there with a film roll containing journeys into outer space or voyages into impossible worlds, the field of animation may be even more impressive, for its starting point is a nothingness of white that needs to filled up from ground zero. 926 more words

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The Boxtrolls

Laika’s third effort features Dickensian themes & visuals galore, as well as a tragically compelling villainous arc.

“Yes! Those things. Etcetera, ectetera, big words, chummy banter.”

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2017 Movie #31: Kubo and the Two Strings

The best word that could be used to Kubo and the Two Strings is charming. Kubo and the Two Strings (Kubo from now on), which is the latest from Laika (the stop-motion animation studio behind  224 more words

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Animation blog 2: Imitating Physics

Imitating physics requires a full comprehension and investigation into the nature of movement. As humans we are extremely observant and can recognise the artificiality of animated movement. 1,590 more words

Animation blog 1: Intro to magic

Stop Motion Animation is a form of filmmaking in which an animator takes a string of photos while at the same time making a series of micromovements to a puppet to create the impression of movement. 1,541 more words

Kubo and the Two Strings

I watched Kubo and the Two Strings after having wanted to for months now. There’s a soft spot in my heart for stop-animation movies, and Kubo is no exception. 256 more words

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