ParaNorman (2012) was the first stop-motion movie to utilize a 3D Color Printer to create replacement faces for its puppets. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, based on the original story by Chris Butler.
Paranorman received anAcademy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature, and a BAFTA Film award for Best Animated film.
I worked as a Costume Fabricator with a team of incredible artists to create the cast of Paranorman. In fabrication, we work from a 2-d illustration to create the approved look and style. Fabric is dyed in-house. We use many different glues, wires, foam, latex, paint, leather, and a variety of other mediums to costume these silicone puppets.