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Check Out The Spooky Happenings In Blithe Hollow In Clever Newspaper Promos For 'ParaNorman'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 18, 2012 10:22 AM
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If Pixar is the animation house that can make sweet stories beat with a heart of gold, then “Coraline” animators Laika can be held responsible for the same thing – only their creations have a bit more blackened humanity to them. We’ve seen that reflected in the trailers for their upcoming stop-motion animation venture “ParaNorman,” and it’s interesting to see that they’re carrying this mentality over into their promotional materials as well.
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Watch: Fun & Freaky Trailer For 'ParaNorman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 9:03 AM
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Yesterday, we got the trailer for Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and it was treat beause it has been a long, long time since we saw the helmer deliver that perfectly blended mix of weirdness and humor. And watching the latest full length trailer for "ParaNorman" it immediately struck us being right in that exact same wheelhouse, delivering something both very fun and fantastically freaky.
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Watch: New U.K. 'ParaNorman' Trailer Sees Dead People

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2011 6:32 PM
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Norman is not your average little boy and it has nothing to do with his tombstone alarm clock, or the zombie face he makes while brushing his teeth. But it has everything to do with the fact that he can see and communicate with dead people.
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Beautiful Trailer, Bland Poster Debut For 3D Stop-Motion Animated ‘ParaNorman’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2011 2:20 PM
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011 hasn’t exactly been an exceptional year for animated films. Besides this spring’s deliciously strange “Rango” and this summer’s gorgeous, supple “Winnie the Pooh,” there hasn’t been a whole lot to fawn over, animation-wise. (When Pixar unloads a colossal letdown like “Cars 2,”

Beautiful Trailer, Bland Poster Debut For 3D Stop-Motion Animated ‘ParaNorman’

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2011 3:50 AM
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2011 hasn’t exactly been an exceptional year for animated films. Besides this spring’s deliciously strange “Rango” and this summer’s gorgeous, supple “Winnie the Pooh,” there hasn’t been a whole lot to fawn over, animation-wise. (When Pixar unloads a colossal letdown like “Cars 2,” you know the medium is having an “off year.”) Thankfully, 2012 is poised to be an embarrassment of riches, with new movies from proven studios like Blue Sky (“Ice Age: Continental Drift”), Illumination ("The Lorax"), Disney ("Wreck-It Ralph" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie") Aardman (“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”) and the beloved Studio Ghibli (“The Secret World of Arriety”), as well as a brand-new Pixar property (“Brave,” plus the heavily Pixar-associated live action hybrid “John Carter”) and the debut features from children’s illustrator William Joyce (DreamWorks’ “Rise of the Guardians”) and super-genius animator Genndy Tarkovsky (Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”). Also being released next year is “ParaNorman,” the new 3D stop-motion film from Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio that gave us the wonderful “Coraline” back in 2009, and judging by the jaw-dropping new trailer, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on.

Animation Studio Laika Takes On 'Wildwood' From Decemberists' Frontman Colin Meloy

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2011 3:32 AM
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The heat behind Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based stop motion animation studio (owned by Nike bigwig Phil Knight) that unleashed 2009's outstanding fantasy film "Coraline," has cooled somewhat since that release. The reason, of course, is that "Coraline" director (and Laika creative head) Henry Selick left the company shortly after "Coraline" was released – after unsuccessfully attempting to renegotiate his contract, he bolted for Pixar, setting up that studio's first stop-motion division (about which we have heard precious few details, besides an October 4th, 2013 release date for its first film).

Jon Brion To Score Animated Comedy/Thriller 'ParaNorman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 6:16 AM
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We probably don't have to tell you that we're huge fans of Jon Brion. The acclaimed songwriter, Largo showman, music producer and composer has been behind the boards for artists as varied as Kanye West, Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple, Of Montreal and of course, wrote some amazing scores for films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Punch Drunk Love," "Synecdoche, New York" and "I Heart Huckabees," but surprisingly, his instantly recognizable style -- which falls somewhere between Tin Pan Alley and "Pet Sounds" -- has never been used for an animated film. Until now.

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