Stop-motion Animation History With LAIKA Studios


One of the sets for the feature film "Missing Link." Photo by Holly Frey for iHeartMedia

Holly recently got to visit the set of LAIKA's new film "Missing Link," and the production team there agreed to be part of an episode about the history of stop-motion animation. This made for a supersized episode with a regular discussion of the topic, plus interviews with four members of the LAIKA team.

Holly's Research:

  • Douglass, Jason. “Artist, Author, and Pioneering Motion Picture Animator: The Career of Helena Smith Dayton.” Animation Studies. Dec. 29, 2001. https://journal.animationstudies.org/jason-douglass-artist-author-and-pioneering-motion-picture-animator-the-career-of-helena-smith-dayton-runner-up/
  • Priebe, Ken A. “The Art of Stop-motion Animation.” Course Technology. 2006.
  • Harryhausen, Ray and Tony Dalton. “A Century of Stop Motion Animation: From Melies to Aardman.” Watson-Guptill. 2008.
  • Scott, Hannah. “Frame By Frame: The History of Stop Motion.” DigitalRev. Sept. 5, 2016. https://www.digitalrev.com/article/frame-by-frame-the-history-of-stop-motion
  • Welk, Brian. “A Timeline of Stop-Motion Animation History, From ‘A Trip to the Moon’ to ‘Isle of Dogs.’” The Wrap. March 19, 2018. https://www.thewrap.com/a-timeline-of-stop-motion-animation-history-from-a-trip-to-the-moon-to-isle-of-dogs-photos/

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, entertainment history, art history, film history