Go behind the scenes at Laika Studios with an exclusive look at the stop-motion process

At this point, virtually anyone who cares about the craft of animation recognizes the name Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based studio that specializes in staggeringly detailed stop-motion. The studio behind films such as Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings has built a reputation for stop-motion that mixes technological ambition with meticulously handcrafted work.

The studio’s latest film, Missing Link, continues the tradition. This time, it’s expanding the action to an around-the-world adventure involving a British aristocrat (Hugh Jackman) who travels to America on a cryptid-hunt and ends up promising to escort a Sasquatch (Zach Galifianakis) on a global hunt for his elusive yeti kin. Zoe Saldana co-stars as…

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