I can’t believe that I only just found this today. From Jamie Caliri’s website:
This piece was made as part of the development process for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
They asked me to explore animation concepts. I thought it would be much more fun to actually shoot a section of the script to intertwine live action and animation. It was a fun surprise for the producers.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events may not have captured the essence of the books, but that INSANELY gorgeous production design and these stunning end credits consistently make me want to go to there.
I would love for them to remake the original (and continue the series) but as stop motion movies. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes shots of the sets, all of which were built on soundstages. Every. Single. One. Including the Lachrymose Lake scenes. Yeah. PD Porn.