How Laika Studios Makes Stop Motion Features
Norm and Kayte go behind the scenes to chat with LAIKA modelmakers and animators to learn about their process and get up close with these beautiful characters. This was at a comic convention in 2018 and covers rigging, armatures, animation and rapid prototyping.
How do they make the puppets at Laika? The above video covers much of what goes into the different aspects of their construction, from design, armature, hair and clothing.
The above video shows a wide variety of behind the scenes shots from Laika's Kubo feature. You can also see how the rig department utilized rigs and how they recorded the voice actors
In this final video, Daniel Alderson shows what is involved in bringing the characters to life in Kubo.