Hello.

Thiago Calçado

Born and raised under the endless summer in Brazil, I've been involved in many creative projects as a stop-motion animator such as the Oscar nominated feature films 'Isle of Dogs' by Wes Anderson and 'Kubo and the Two Strings' by the acclaimed studio Laika. 

 

Before entering the world of feature films, I've animated on several commercials, TV Series  and short films including the Cannes Gold Lion-winning 'War on Drugo'.

 

From a stop motion perspective, I run workshops that  covers the process of character development and the breakdown of a shot from start to finish. Using examples from my work focusing on the subtleties of acting in animation, I've been doing lectures and talks on institutions like BAU - Design College of Barcelona, Spain, and  Faculty of Fine Arts in Bergen, Norway.


I'm currently  working on the next Laika film.


Hope you like my work!

Feature Films

isle of dogs wes anderson
ISLE OF DOGS
March 2018

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
September 2016

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

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DYRENE I 
HAKKEBAKKESKOGEN
December 2016

In the woods there lives a mouse and his friends, and they are always scared of getting eaten by the fox or other predators who can't get food in a fair way. They have to make some laws so they all can live togheter in peace.

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WORMS
December 2013

When Junior, an overprotected preteen worm, is accidentally brought up to the surface, he must face a risky journey back home, while learning the great powers of self-respect, trust and true friendship.

Short Films

war on drugo
WAR ON DRUGO
February 2014

Drugo is a stop-motion animation, made for the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Through a narrative of fairy-tale, proposes a didactic way the debate about drug use and its consequences for society.

john williams star wars
DARTH VADER MEETS JOHN WILLIAMS
June 2010

The real story behind the creation of Darth Vader's theme.

war on drugo
CAVEIRAO
August 2013

Shot in São Paulo, 'Caveirão' imagines the secret night activities of that city's spirits. Inspired by the darker side of Brazilian pop culture, the film crosses over genres and techniques.

john williams star wars
AN ANIMATED ADVICE
December 2017

A super short advice to my kids about animation business.

TV Series

FISHTRONAUT
April 2009

Fearless sea creature Fishtronaut is a secret agent who is able, thanks to his Bubblex suit, to jump out of the water and explore dry land while trying to solve mysteries.

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CLAY KIDS
December 2014

The daily lives of a group of claymation friends who enjoy hip hop.

BAFTA

2017

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

CANNES

2015

GOLD LION - FILM CRAFT

WAR ON DRUGO

ANIMA

MUNDI

2015

BEST BRAZILIAN FILM

WAR ON DRUGO