ParaNorman's "Making Norman" Video Builds a Character From Scratch
07.06.12 by Ryan
While the movie won't open for well over a month, things have been quiet surrounding the promotion of LAIKA's upcoming stop-motion animated, 3-D movie, ParaNorman. The studio's follow-up to 2009's Coraline, the movie follows local boy Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is called upon to save his small Massachusetts town after it falls siege to the undead thanks to a centuries-old curse.
The theatrical trailer for ParaNorman was released way back in March, but, lately, there's been little to see of the promising movie, until the studio released a new featurette that goes behind-the-scenes into the building of Norman. Starting from scratch, Norman eventually ends as a fully-realized, animated character by the end (not to spoil it or anything).
ParaNorman was directed by The Tale of Despereaux's Sam Fell and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline) from a script by Butler. The voice cast includes Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann.