I love animation no matter the medium, but I have to admit that stop motion is the one that is more alien to me, the one that I know the least about, but at the same time the one I am most curious about.

See, as a Game/CG animator, I know what goes behind the scenes in the industry, how things are made. In the stop motion industry as I am not involved it always has that bit of the unknown magic to me. Like when I was a kid and didn’t know how animation was created, and it was all hokus pokus.

I would love to be a fly on the wall in one of those sets, and see a whole animation scene being put together, from armature to final polish.

Laika, is surely asserting itself in the world of animation, and each movie is more ambitious than the next, and I really dig the work they are doing. The artistry and professionalism is beyond belief.

Kubo and the Two Strings is released in the UK on September 9th. And I truly can’t wait! This might just be the animation movie I am looking forward to seeing the most this year.

Below a recent piece that the Academy did on the Stop Motion Animation of Kubo.