Shock Till You Drop Visits Laika Animation for "ParaNorman" Set Visit, Director’s Interview
Shock Till You Drop has posted a report of their visit to Laika Animation Studios’ ParaNorman set, and also posting an interview with the film’s directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell. The set visit reveals how they met Laika CEO Travis Knight animating a scene for the movie, how the stop-motion puppets in the movie are created, and exploring the intricate sets and rigging created for the movie. The interview covers how the staff transitioned from Coraline to ParaNorman, the look and design of the film, how this film is combining CGI with stop-motion animation, the casting of the movie’s voice actors, and how far they’re willing to push supernatural elements in a movie ostensibly aimed at children.
ParaNorman opens on August 17, 2012.