Leave it to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson to create one of the most beautiful, profound, funny, and tragic movies of the year with their stop-motion animated “Anomalisa.” The tale of one night in the life of a customer-service guru, visiting Cincinnati to give a keynote talk, the film blossoms into a story about fidelity, loneliness, and the alchemical ways in which humans connect. And today we have an exclusive peek at the extra features of the movie.
In the featurette below, you can see how Charlie Kaufman and co-director Duke Johnson worked with the animating team to bring the characters to life. The video details the process in which the filmmakers recorded the actors — David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Noonan — as they performed their roles, and then translated their movements as they animated the miniature figures. It’s a fascinating look behind the scenes at the production.
“Anomalisa” arrives on iTunes and digital today. Check out the featurette along with an interview with Kaufman and Johnson on “Kermode And Mayo.”