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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012’s Stop-Motion Animated Offerings

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2012
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 […]

DC Nation Clips & Stills for April 14, 2012: "DC World’s Funnest," "Green Lantern," "Young Justice"

by Ed Liuon April 14, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new video clips and stills from the newest episodes on the DC Nation programming block, premiering on Saturday, April 14, 2012, and beginning at 10:00 AM (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. DC NATION SHORTS “DC World’s Funnest” from Aardman Studios (Movie native size: 1920 x 1080) – click “full-screen” […]