If you’ve seen Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika, the animation studio behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls, then go behind the scenes with their team to see the epic blend of handcrafted puppets, stop motion, CGI, and 3D printing. Interviews in this Wired vid include Kubo director and Laika CEO Tim Knight and Puppet Fabrication Creative Supervisor Georgina Hayns. Warning: No major story spoilers, but lots and lots of visual ones.

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Read more behind the scenes of Kubo at Nerdist.

Update: Check out this behind the scenes time lapse of the work it took to animate every frame of this stop motion picture, via Colossal:

Next: Laika’s Head of Puppetry explains how stop motion puppets are made.

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