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In this stop-motion dark comedy, husband, father and author Michael Stone is crippled by the mundanity of his life until he goes on a business trip to Cincinnati and meets a sales rep named Lisa. Directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Anomalisa is based on a Kaufman-penned audio play that was never meant to be seen. And so, explains editor Garret Elkins, the production started with the words. “The actors initially recorded the entire film together, over a three-day period. Then we put that together with storyboards and I did a rough cut of the animatic. Then we started to figure out what the additional elements would be.” Read More
From CG to stop-motion, it’s been another big year for animation. Here, CinemaEditor talks with the editors of some of the summer and fall’s animated movies, which have been years in the making. This includes The Good Dinosaur, Hotel Transylvania 2, Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie and Shaun the Sheep Movie.