A new poster has been revealed for LAIKA's upcoming stop-motion animated, 3-D movie, ParaNorman. Much like the recently released UK trailer, the new poster is focused on revealing ParaNorman's undead, but, not to worry moms and dads, this isn't your typical zombie movie.
When a small Massachusetts town falls under siege from the undead because of a centuries-old curse, young local boy Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is called upon to save the town, since he is able to talk to the dead. For those that think ParaNorman reminds them of 2009's Coraline, it's no coincidence since animation studio LAIKA worked on both movies.
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. see the full posters >> Posted 12.30.11 by Ryan
The teaser trailer for the upcoming, stop-motion animated, 3-D movie ParaNorman dazzled us with its surreal images of zombies, ghosts and toilet paper creatures, all scored with Donovan's "Season of the Witch". But the latest trailer, released by MSN UK, makes an even stronger case for why ParaNorman is a must-see next August by displaying some of the movie's story and humor.
Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is just your average kid who just happens to be able to speak to the dead, including his own grandmother. However, when zombies come out of the ground to attack his small Massachusetts town, Norman is called upon to save it from its evil curse. In this trailer, it's easier to see how animated zombie movie could actually be enjoyable for the whole family to watch. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.13.11 by Ryan
What do you do if your town is besieged by zombies? In the upcoming movie ParaNorman, you turned to a young boy who can talk to the dead.
In the upcoming 3-D animated movie created by some of the creative team from 2009's Coraline, Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is called upon to save his small Massachusetts town after zombies attack. It's important to note that the movie is still for kids, despite the macabre elements and the teaser trailer for ParaNorman reveals some very surreal and funny visuals. In fact, writer and co-director Chris Butler told USA Today in July that ParaNorman was less influenced by zombie movies than by comedies from the 1980s, namely Ghostbusters and The Goonies.
watch the trailer >> Posted 10.29.11 by Ryan
There is a genuine warmth and affection for [80's movies]. There was something very sparky about that era of filmmaking that wasn't condescending to kids. [ParaNorman]'s irrereverent, challenging and entertaining. It's all the things that people want, hopefully.
Some people use Labor Day to mark the end of summer. In our case, it's when the last of the blockbuster movies have rolled out... and we're left looking ahead to next year's big releases.
What's on deck for Summer 2012? Well, not surprisingly, more sequels, remakes, and lots and lots of 3-D. The Avengers kicks things off May 4, and the season climaxes on July 20 with the release ofThe Dark Knight Rises. See what else we have to look forward to in our preview of the 25 movies we'll be talking about next year.
Summer 2012 Preview >> Posted 09.02.11 by reelz