Animating a stop-motion elephant

Stop-motion rigger Brian Elliott discusses the stop-motion elephant seen in Laika’s Missing Link, in this video.

There’s some nice behind the scenes here, from fabrication to the frame-by-frame animation.

Laika has been doing an incredible amount in the area of practical and digital combo work, and it’s fun to see how these stop-motion creatures are just the start of the process for building a scene.

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