Oregon Live looks at the ongoing work on Henry Selick’s stop motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE, the debut film from a new animation studio:
Behind the anonymous walls of a Hillsboro warehouse, dozens of filmmakers labor quietly on the offbeat project that will turn sneaker mogul Phil Knight into a moviemaker.
Animators hunch over tiny dolls on dimly lit sets, manipulating figures frame-by-frame for the camera. A full day’s work produces no more than a few seconds of footage.
More than 300 crew members have worked on the film since March of last year, crafting a movie called “Coraline” in painstaking “stop-motion.” This debut film will set the tone for Knight’s studio, Laika Entertainment.
Much more in this very detailed progress report.