‘Savages’: How Claude Barras Went From His Oscar-Nominated ‘Zucchini’ to the Jungles of Borneo for Next Stop-Motion Epic

In live-action filmmaking, a continuity error may be very annoying, but is usually straightforward to fix — simply reshoot the scene again. In the painstakingly slow world of stop-motion animation, where seconds of footage can take months to shoot, it can be something of a headache. So when Claude Barras realized that that he’d filmed several segments of his new film, “Savages,” with his lead character, the teen girl Keria, not carrying the rucksack she’d had on earlier in the story, he had a problem. 

In the end, and following a lengthy brainstorming session, the addition of a large farting monkey proved to be the perfect solution.  


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