Following up on our last post on Coraline, here’s a close-up on the Scottie dogs in the movie audience. Sounds like it’s almost as difficult to get animated Scotties do what you want as it with the live ones.
For one of the film’s centerpieces, a surreal and burlesque trapeze act, (Teresa) Drilling animated some 200 Scottie dogs who watched from the audience. Drilling manipulated each dog’s reaction, tracking their individual responses as they barked out applause.
“Mostly you just keep it in your head,” she says, “like three-dimensional chess.”
Click on the photo to see the Scotties clearly.