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– by Brendan Hughes

Stop-motion animation has seen a rapid decline in recent years where CG has dominated the market. One company, Laika, has continued the art styling many have fallen in love with since Rankin/Bass Productions. At San Diego Comic-Con LRM was able to speak with animator Gabe Singer who has worked on modern stop-motion films like CoralineParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Singer revealed why he prefers to work with stop-motion animation rather than modern forms of animation.

“You know, I like getting to touch and feel. You know, I sat behind a desk and computer and there’s just, there’s too many things in between me and the character on screen. There’s a mouse, there’s keys, there’s just something that keeps me away from getting my hands on. I like the ability to reach out and grab the puppet and use ten fingers to manipulate. I can turn the hips and the shoulders and the head all at one time, you know. Or … And I like getting to stand under the lights with a real camera on a real set. I mean that’s … I get to see the final product all at one time. Where in computer you’re always just seeing a low res version of what, you have no idea what it’s going to look like at the end, you know, so. I don’t know. It’s like a little movie set. I enjoy that part of it.”

Laika is currently working on their newest film 2019 Missing Link a paranormal film set in the Pacific Northwest. With a talented cast including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis it is a highly anticipated film.

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