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AWN Exclusive: Travis Knight’s Unique Approach to Stop-Motion Storytelling

LAIKA chief Travis Knight discusses his directorial debut, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and his passion for stop-motion animation as a storytelling medium and art form.

In this brief, candid interview, Travis Knight, director of the upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings, discusses his passion for stop-motion, what it’s like working on a stop-motion set, and the art of being a stop-motion animator. 

Knight is the CEO of LAIKA, the company behind the stop-motion animated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. All three of LAIKA’s previous films have been nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and Kubo and the Strings, which stars Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey, marks Knight’s directorial debut.

Technicolor handled the 2D, 3D, and HDR color grades on the film. This video is part of Technicolor’s Storyteller Series and is being launched exclusively through Animation World Network:

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.