Just the other day I was thinking of the old stop motion television show Davey and Goliath. I used to think that kind of animation was the most amazing thing ever. I think if I showed my kids that show today, they’d roll their eyes in an ocean of sarcasm. It’s incredible how far the technology has come. In 2012, the makers of the hit film Coraline will release the horror-comedy Paranorman. I really enjoyed Coraline. It’s even better after repeat viewings. I think that’s one of the best things about stop motion animation. There are so many things viewers miss after just one viewing. Little moments that were painstakingly and lovingly created that are usually missed, only to be discovered after multiple viewings.
The first trailer is just a teaser. The clip hints at the amazing and fun visuals. From what I see, it looks pretty entertaining. With a title like Paranorman, I’m sure the film will be filled with moments of dark humor and even some scares to get the blood of wee ones and parents alike. Like the film Coraline it will be presented in 3D, just for that extra kick.
Paranorman is scheduled for release August 2012. The film stars the vocal talents of Kodi Smit- McPhee, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Chrisopher Mintz-Plasse and Jeff Garlin. Paranorman is directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In “ParaNorman,” a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.