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Behind the Scenes

This page of the blog is strictly dedicated to behind the scenes videos and resources from several of the most technically ambitious and prestigious feature-length films. The majority of what is posted here are links to videos – primarily from YouTube but there are some also from Vimeo sprinkled in – that delve into the in-depth making-of process that goes into making a stop motion film. The content covered in these videos ranges from the pre-production process of visualizing a story and illustrating conceptual artwork behind a given film to the production process, which includes puppet and making, set construction, voice and sound-effect recording, lighting, cinematography, and animation. Lastly, a few of the videos feature a peek into the post-production process, which includes editing – collecting all of the frames shot in any given stop-motion scene into one conglomerate film – and shaping the story with adding sound effects, voices, and, in one or two cases, computer generated effects.

Taking into account the sheer number of links to articles and videos featured here, as well as the many hard copy resources linked to, it’s understandable that this page can appear a little unwieldy. It is for this reason that the below outline is given, which features the order in which the films appear on the page. The outline and page are ordered by the studio behind each film (ordered alphabetically), where the films are then subsequently ordered by year of release:

1. Films produced by Aardman Animations:
                      a. Chicken Run (2000)
                      b. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
                      c. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
                      d. The Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
2. Films produced by Laika Studios:
                      a. Coraline (2009)
                      b. ParaNorman (2012)
                      c. The BoxTrolls (2014)
                      d. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
3. Paramount Pictures:
                      a. Anomalisa (2015)
4. Films produced by Walt Disney Pictures:
                      a. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
                      b. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
                      c. Frankenweenie (2012)
5. Warner Bros. Animation:
                      a. Corpse Bride (2005)
6. 20th Century Fox:
                      a. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Aardman Animation:

Chicken Run behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:


Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



The Pirates! Band of Misfits behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



The Shaun the Sheep Movie behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:





Kubo and the Two Strings behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



Paramount Pictures:


Anomalisa behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



Walt Disney Pictures:


The Nightmare Before Christmas behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



James and the Giant Peace behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



Frankenweenie behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:



20th Century Fox:


Fantastic Mr. Fox behind the scenes playlist and making of resources:

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