Usagi Yojimbo gets animated in Stop Motion Film

Sep 11, 2014

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usagi yojimbo last requestLintika Films has released “Usagi Yojimbo – The Last Request”, a stop-motion short film featuring the anthropomorphic rabbit bodyguard from Stan Sakai’s award winning comic book series, “Usagi Yojimbo”.

Director Roel Robles, a film industry veteran with stints at Lucasfilm, Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, and HBO, enlisted the support of experienced film professionals (“Star Wars”, “Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Coraline” etc.) and creative friends to create a proof-of-concept stop-motion short film on what was described by Lintika Films as a “pizza and high-fives” budget.

With a heavy infusion of passion and sweat equity contributed by the team of volunteers, Lintika Films created “”, a 7-minute stop-motion short film that impressed the creator of “Usagi Yojimbo”. With Stan Sakai’s support and the approval of his legal team, Lintika Films was offered the feature film rights for Usagi Yojimbo.

UY behind the scenes

The Lintika Films team is currently working through some refinements and working with Skywalker Sound to finalize the sound mix. The team will eventually release a DVD which will include the “The Last Request” feature and a bevy of behind-the-scenes footage.┬áThe Lintika Films team is also currently speaking with investors to obtain funding for the creation of a full-length feature film.

With an actual budget, the Lintika Films team is confident that they can create even more cinematic magic. Please support Lintika Films and “Usagi Yojimbo – The Last Request” by visiting the YouTube channel ( and leave your comments and impressions.

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lintika films logoThe short film, along with some associated videos can be viewed on the Lintika Films
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