An­thony Stac­chi TheBox­trolls

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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.

Yuri Norstein’s

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

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