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Today Art is a Way is honored to feature LAIKA . An animation studio that produces features and shorts, from scratch. They are a community of artists and technicians who create original animated content. This talented crew handcraft and transform everyday materials into living creatures infused with dimension and soul. Laika holds credits for Coraline and Paranorman. Two of the most acclaimed animation movies ever made.


Enjoy this short video about how Norman, the character from the movie Paranorman, was made. It is fascinating.



You won’t believe what it takes to generate the illusion of  movement in the faces of the characters that LAIKA creates. Watch the video below to be blown away:



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(Image Source↑)      Kristen Riehl holds up Norman-in-progress for ParaNorman  © LAIKA, Inc.


(Image Source↑)      Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee comes face-to-face with an interim face for his character, Norman. © LAIKA, Inc.  

LAIKA is a living example of what happens when a group of creative people decide to join forces. I hope that this post inspires you today. I feel like starting my own animation company. Who wants to join me?

Have a wonderful day!

Elsita 🙂

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