Behind the Scenes of ‘Anomalisa’ from Writer/Directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

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David Thewlis voices Michael Stone in the animated stop-motion film, ‘Anomalisa’ (Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures
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Writer/directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson provide an inside look at how the stop motion film Anomalisa was put together. According to the studio, “Anomalisa is 118,089 Frames of Film. Each Animator had a goal of 2 seconds (48 frames) of animation per day.” The new video titled ‘Crafting Anomalisa’ allows audiences a look behind the scenes at the process of creating the film. Coming to theaters on December 30, 2015, the voice cast of the Independent Spirit Awards-nominated film includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis.

The Plot:

Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?” is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.

Watch the Anomalisa video: