SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Producer Arianne Sutner, Production Designer Nelson Lowry, and Director of 3-D Rapid Prototyping Brian McLean
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 […]
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 […]
SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with "ParaNorman" Writer/Director Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, and Producer/Lead Animator Travis Knight
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 […]
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 […]
Anna Kendrick, who has earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Academy Award nominations for her role in 2009’s Up in the Air, lends her voice to Courtney in LAIKA’s upcoming film ParaNorman. Kendrick also performed in the first four Twilight Saga movies, 50/50, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and […]
At San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Walt Disney Feature Animation released the following new trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, which pays homage to the classic horror films that inspired Burton’s film: Frankenweenie will be in theaters on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit the Frankenweenie Facebook page.
LAIKA Animation Studios will be coming to San Diego Comic Con International 2012 to show off their latest film ParaNorman, which is coming to theaters on August 17, 2012. On Friday the 13th of July, a panel dedicated to ParaNorman will be held in Hall H, featuring actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; […]
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 […]
"DC Nation" Clips and Stills for May 5, 2012: "World's Funnest," "Animal Man", "Green Lantern: TAS", "Young Justice"
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following clips and stills from this weekend’s DC Nation animation block, starting at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network this Saturday, May 5, 2012. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the still. DC NATION SHORTS “World’s Funnest” (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” icon in lower-right […]
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking […]