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SDCC2012: LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” Panel

by Christopher Glennonon 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 Christopher Glennonon 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: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

by Christopher Glennonon 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 Christopher Glennonon 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 Christopher Glennonon 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: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Anna Kendrick

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2012
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 […]

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SDCC2012: Disney Releases New “Frankenweenie” Homage Trailer

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
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.
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LAIKA Brings "ParaNorman" to San Diego Comic Con International 2012

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2012
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 Visits Laika Animation for "ParaNorman" Set Visit, Director’s Interview

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2012
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"

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2012
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 […]