Anthony Stacchi TheBoxtrolls
Key moment of inspiration: In chapter five in the book Here Be Monsters!, the hero, Eggs in the movie (Arthur in the book), has just been chased by Archibald Snatcher and his men. He is breathless and terrified and hides in an old pet shop where he meets a boxtroll face to face for the first time. The tone of this exchange between a frightened boy from underground and this mysterious creature gave me inspiration for what the heart of the story could be. Toughest challenge in making the movie: Streamlining the story to make it comprehensible and still emotional for a 90-minute movie was a huge challenge for everyone. Pivotal scene: Being a father myself, the scene around the middle of act two where Eggs and Winnie discuss what a father is became the pivotal scene for me. It is the moment where they bond, it shows Eggs at his most naïve and innocent, it makes Winnie’s next choices credible – and it was also a scene that was hotly disputed throughout production.
Favorite movie or animated character of all time: Best advice: else.
Tale of Tales. Career beginnings: Always loved drawing. Went to CalArts; graduated in 1982. Got my first job in the salt mines of animation production in Taipei, Taiwan, animating on Ewoks Adventures, and there was no where to go but up from there.
In animation production make decisions fast — the sooner you know you’re wrong the sooner you can try something