“Kubo” Featurette Explores The FIlm’s Opening

This past weekend saw the release of LAIKA’s gorgeous stop-motion animated effort “Kubo and the Two Strings”. For the most part the film remains a work of pure hand-crafted stop-motion animation though this one did require a bit of digital help.

One sequence in particular, the opening scene in which Kubo’s mother is on ocean in the middle of a storm, required a bunch of digital animation to help bring it to life and a new featurette is out exploring how it was blended with stop-motion puppetry to create this beautiful sequence. ‘Kubo’ has scored rave reviews and is now out in cinemas everywhere.