Remember those old claymation and stop motion shows we used to watch as kids like Gumby and Celebrity Death Match? It used to take producers an entire day to create seven minutes of usable footage. In the old days of stop motion it was very challenging to keep the shot from looking “shaky” due to the models falling (lack of base weight) or from handling the clay too much. Today, 3D printing makes similar problem non-existent. The creators of the new animated film “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” utilized 3D printing technology to create the expressions of the characters. Imagine printing over 8,000 mouths to bring various characters to life! It is definitely remains a long process, just without the traditional headaches.