It's a little on the fringy side of the fence, but considering how great ParaNorman and Coraline were, we figured you'd want to know about the upcoming third project from Laika and Focus Features: The Boxtrolls, which has begun production and will be released in October, 2014.
We were as skeptical as anyone when it came to ParaNorman. Truth be told, cutesy horror isn't exactly high up on our list, but this flick has enough lunacy and horror innuendo in it to satisfy even the most jaded of fans. Now you can win it on Blu-ray from us!
The dead are people, too, and they love to play! Huckleberry Toys knows this also and has unveiled its official line of ParaNorman themed collectibles. Each of the eight figures are 3.5”-4" tall and are available NOW! Take a look!
A few weeks ago Dread Central caught up with ParaNorman's directing duo of Chris Butler and Sam Fell during the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, where we heard a bit about the basics of their delightful stop-motion animation film.
With ParaNorman (review) hitting theatres this weekend, we've got the final trailer and a couple of behind-the-scenes goodies on tap for you cats! Dig it!
Laika CEO & ParaNorman Producer Travis Knight Talks the Rebirth of Modern Stop-Motion Animation and More
In 2009 Laika established itself as one of the premier up-and-coming animation studios by releasing the sublimely dark fairy tale Coraline, based on the classic Neil Gaiman story of the same name. This weekend Laika is set to unveil its latest stop-motion animated project, ParaNorman.
Who knew that a guy who built his fortune selling overpriced shoes to kids who could never truly feel accepted unless they had them was also a big geek? Phil Knight, the king of the Nike empire, took over Will Vinton Studios, most known for the California Raisins, and turned it into Laika a few years back, employing his son Travis as one of the lead animators.
Director Henry Selick is bringing Neil Gaiman's Coraline (script review) to the big screen and in stop-motion! The Nightmare Before Christmas director is certainly showing that he can still create spooky and fluid animated features as we saw in the pic's new trailer. Coraline is looking to bring us something that should please horror fans in 2009.
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Written by Henry Selick 2nd rewrite: May 8, 2002 Something that's proven to be exceedingly difficult for screenwriters over the years is to take elements from a book that is really well-loved by it's fans and be able to translate them into a script in a way that makes sense. So many authors delve into deep description when they play out a scene in a novel, and to make that come alive in screen can be a pain.