Saturday, 10 April 2010

How the puppets for "Fantastic Mr Fox" were created

"How the Puppets From Fantastic Mr. Fox Were Made"

"Once Anderson had decided that his sixth feature film would be a stop-motion animation version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox... he called on some of the best names in the puppet-making business... Based in Manchester, Ian MacKinnon and Peter Saunders first teamed up 22 years ago on a stop-motion version of The Wind in the Willows. Since then, they’ve collaborated on countless television commercials and some of the most successful stop-motion feature films in memory, including Chicken Run, The Corpse Bride, and Coraline. But despite their experience, they found Anderson’s project to be particularly daunting..."

"MacKinnon and Saunders's team constructed steel, ball-and-socket armatures, the above Photo is the armature for the character of Ash, Mr. Fox's son."

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