Since Kubo and the Two Strings was a stop-motion animated film based on the physical elements, approximately how many face expressions they had to 3D print for the main character?

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According to the dot + line, they printed 23,187:

This allowed them to layer colors during the printing of 23,187 faces without the painstaking procedure of hand painting each.

fxguide backs this up:

Between the various Kubo puppets used on set, there were over 23,000 RP-printed faces.

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    upvote for adding references
    – ashveli
    Sep 25, 2019 at 5:50

There were 11,007 unique mouth expressions and 4,429 brow expressions for Kubo. And with multiple Kubo puppets being used on sets there were well over 20,000 expressions printed.

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    You might wanna elaborate this a little. Please add relevant sources if available. Thanks.
    – A J
    Jan 29, 2017 at 7:16

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