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Isle of Dogs’ stop-motion sushi-making scene

Stop-motion artists spend hours and hours making very short animated scenes look alive, smooth, and rich with detail. This time-lapse by Andy Biddle showcases that intricate work with a sushi-making scene in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs. The 32 days of work, started by Biddle and completed by Tony Faurquar Smith, create just under 40 seconds of the film. Here’s the final scene:

stop-motion sushi-making scene
stop-motion sushi-making scene

And, via Kottke: Andy Gent, Head Puppet Master for the film, explains what it took to build “the most intricate figures he’s ever done.”

Read more about Isle of Dogs at Common Sense Media.

Follow this with stop-motion animation goes high tech at Laika and Laika’s Head of Puppetry explains how stop-motion puppets are made.

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