I don’t think it’s hard to imagine the painstaking amount of work that would go into making a stop-motion animation movie. (Even just 10 years ago it was probably a lot more work.) Each movement has to be carefully planned, scripted, and shot frame by frame. It can take literally YEARS of planning before production can even begin.

This video shows a team working on the new stop-motion film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’. (The movie was released last week. It has some pretty big names but I haven’t seen it.) It’s incredibly physical and labor intensive. Even the set that just acts as a background looks like it took such detail and artistry to create. Pretty mind-blowing stuff. Check it out below.

I’ve also included the trailer so you can get an idea of what the finished product looks like.