The Art of The Boxtrolls

The Art of The Boxtrolls

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LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, introduces audiences to a new breed of family: the Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781452128351
Characteristics: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Call Number: 791.4372 BRO


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Apr 15, 2015

Amazing to realize how this movie was made -- with puppets in stop-motion animation. A host of animators advance the puppets in position and stance at 1/30 second per frame!!! Months of work for just one sequence. It is difficult to tell that this movie is not computer animated. The book described how the movie was made -- the various roles people had to play: puppet makers, animators, storyline etc. If you are interested in making a movie - or even understanding how this is done - using stop motion animation, this is a very useful book.

Jan 26, 2015

maybe a little advanced for most young readers but those 10 years and up may be able to enjoy the pictures in the book at least.


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Jan 26, 2015

abraham_8 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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