Not unlike the scene in Beetlejuice where Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis stretch their faces into monstrous shapes, this animation of a bear is achieved by the substitution of multiple models. Unlike them, it’s been 3-D printed every time from the CG original (a technique used by Laika in movies like ParaNorman).
The result arguably complicates a process that would be much easier with manipulated pixels, but delivers a slightly more tactile quality to the obejects. Stare as long as you can bear it
BEARS ON STAIRS from DBLG on Vimeo.