Stop-motion studio Laika advances the art of 3D printing

Laika, best known as the stop-motion studio behind Oscar nominated Para Norman and Coraline -- once again explores the opportunities that 3D printing can offer. In their 2014 release of The Box Trolls, 3D printing is used to create thousands of parts of the character's facial expressions. This gives the animators the ease of quickly swapping out the characters faces to change out mouth or eye positions. 

Check out the teaser trailer below to get a glimpse of the process behind The Box Trolls: