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SDCC2012: LAIKA's "ParaNorman" Panel

by 90'sCartoonManon August 5, 2012
Focus Films and LAIKA brought their latest film, ParaNorman to San Diego Comic Con 2012. Producer and Lead Animator on ParaNorman (and LAIKA CEO and President), Travis Knight sat at a panel with ParaNorman Writer/Director Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell. Also at the panel were ParaNorman stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), and […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry, and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean

by 90'sCartoonManon August 4, 2012
Arianne Sutner, producer for ParaNorman, was also animator producer on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, coordinator of the story department on The Nightmare Before Christmas, and editorial coordinator on James and the Giant Peach. Nelson Lowry, Production Designer for ParaNorman, is LAIKA’s Senior Art Director. He was selected by the National Society of Film […]

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SDCC2012: Panel Report - Filmation and Lou Scheimer: Celebrating a Generation of Animation and TV Heroes

by Eileen Cruzon August 1, 2012
The Filmation panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 focused on the discussion of Lou Scheimer’s career and his significant contributions to the industry. In attendance were Lou Scheimer (in his final convention appearance), Tom Tataranowicz, Darrell McNeil, Buzz Dickson and Sid Haig, with Andy Mangels moderating. The panelists spoke about their own Filmation memories […]
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SDCC2012: Panel Report for Racebending.com: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations

by Eileen Cruzon July 30, 2012
Racebending, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term, is the act of casting a live-action actor of a different ethnicity or race than the character he or she is portraying. The act itself has been prevalent in media for many years, though the specific instance that gave life to the term was the live-action movie of Avatar: […]

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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

by 90'sCartoonManon July 28, 2012
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in ParaNorman as the titular Norman Babcock. He has received Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations for Best Young Actor for his roles in Let Me In and The Road and an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Matching Jack. He has won the AFI Award for Young Actor and a […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Writer/Director Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, and Producer/Lead Animator Travis Knight

by 90'sCartoonManon July 27, 2012
Chris Butler, who did storyboard and design work on The Tale of Despereaux and Corpse Bride, received an Annie Award nomination for his previous work at LAIKA as head of story and storyboard supervisor on Coraline. He makes his directorial debut in ParaNorman, which he also wrote. Sam Fell wrote and directed Flushed Away, which […]

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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

by 90'sCartoonManon July 26, 2012
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays Alvin in ParaNorman, made his film debut as Fogell, better known as “McLovin” in 2007’s Superbad, which earned him a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance.  He also performed in Role Models, Year One, Fright Night, and Kick-Ass, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination.  He provided […]
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SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 6 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]

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SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 5 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]
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SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 4 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]