Trailering ParaNorman

Focus Features has just released the teaser trailer to Laika’s stop-motion ParaNorman (Aug. 17, 2012). It certainly looks broader and more frantic than Henry Selick’s acclaimed Coraline, but then it’s boy-centric. And perhaps more iconic in design. Yet it’s undeniably Laika in conveying a goth-like Pacific Northwest. Animation supervisor Brad Schiff (The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, Corpse Bride) has certainly raised the stakes, too. Can’t wait to see more.

Misunderstood Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) speaks to dead people and takes on zombies, witches, and ghosts. Chris Butler and Sam Fell direct, and the voice cast also includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, and Elaine Stritch.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Movies, stop-motion, Tech, Trailers

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