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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Animator Travis Knight on the Spooky Stop-Motion Saga of 'ParaNorman' + Exclusive Photos!

Animator Travis Knight on the Spooky Stop-Motion Saga of '#ParaNorman' + Exclusive Photos!: #STOPMOTION #CORALINE #LAIKA As the president and CEO of Laika, the animation studio who wowed audiences with its adaptation (directed by Henry Selick) of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, one might expect to find Travis Knight sitting behind a desk or in power lunch meetings with business partners. While Knight may do some of that, a good chuck of his day is spent alone on a studio set moving and photographing plastic puppets, one grueling frame at a time. For Knight served as lead animator on Coraline, and is doing so again with Laika's follow-up macabre stop-motion epic, ParaNorman. I recently joined a group of journalists in meeting Knight at Laika's Portland headquarters, where he was in the midst of animating one of the film's many labor-intensive scenes. Find out what he had to say about ParaNorman, and check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes images, after the jump.

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