The studio that created Coraline is working on another stop-motion animated film, ParaNorman - and, once again, they're using 3D printing techniques to help speed up the long and laborious process of animation.
Laika, the studio, uses computer modelling to create each character's different facial expressions, then has those expressions printed. It's much easier to swap out the almost-identical plastic faces than it would be to model them in clay like in traditional 3D printing, and it creates a much slicker effect, but the animation is still all done by hand.
It's a clever way of using new technology without just giving up on the traditional ways of making an animated movie: personally, we much prefer stop-motion animation to CGI animation, so anything that makes those kinds of movies more viable is fantastic in our book.
Check out images, the trailer, and more info on the amazing-looking ParaNorman at its official website, here.