Unlike the CGI abomination that is Disney’s Pinocchio reboot, Guillermo del Toro’s take on the classic fairy tale was animated by hand using stop-motion puppetry. In this brief video, we get a look behind the scenes at the craftsmanship that went into the movie, and Guillermo’s rationale for sticking with traditional animation.
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This collectible book set offers an in-depth look behind the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry were given unprecedented access at Marvel Studios, filling two volumes with over 500 production photos, and 200 interviews with the staff, cast, and crew for all 23 movies in The Infinity Saga.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Lucasfilm released this wonderful reel of never-before-seen footage and outtakes, along with audio commentary by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Lawrence Kasdan.
Behind the Curtain takes us inside the organized chaos that goes into the making of the Adult Swim hit Rick and Morty. Combining interview clips from creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, you’ll learn about how they come up with ideas for characters, stories, and scripts, then how the animation process is intertwined.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope came out in May, 1977. A few months later, ABC aired this gem, a one-hour behind-the-scenes special which went inside the production, with hosts C-3PO and R2-D2. It’s a wonderful watch for any fan of the franchise, and serves as a great time capsule of pre-CGI visual effects.
WIRED takes us behind the scenes with the cast of Sesame Street for a look at how the performers operate each of their Muppets, along with a few other cool tidbits about the art of puppetry. Their arms must get so tired over their heads like that all the time.
In Season 7, Ep.4 of Game of Thrones, Arya Stark takes on Brienne of Tarth in an epic sparring match. This video gives us just a taste of the work that went into the thrilling sequence, though we’re still unclear what parts were the actors, and what parts were doubles.