Video: Wes Anderson’s latest is, for whatever else it might be, a masterwork of stop-motion craftiness. The eponymous dogs, in particular, are remarkable, expressive bits of stop-motion craftsmanship. In a new featurette, the animators behind the film explain how they did it.
What good dogs. Photo: Fox Searchlight/Indian Paintbrush Pictures
Like most stop-motion animation, the answer was: a lot of work. They also go into detail about how they organised their various teams, playing to different animators’ various strengths and the interesting ways in which they managed to create lip syncing that looked natural on both humans and dogs.