OCTOBER 18, 2012: View a collection of rarely seen visuals during the Art of ParaNorman exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. The show runs through February 17, 2013. In addition, Chronicle Books will soon host a larger event within the exhibit, where the museum will welcome some very special guests. Click the More >
NOVEMBER 27, 2012: ParaNorman is now available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD combo packs, On Demand and Digital Download, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray and DVD features preliminary animatic sequences, with commentary from Sam Fell and Chris Butler. In addition to a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of the world of ParaNorman More >
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012: Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Van’t Hul presented The Handcrafted Visual Effects of ParaNorman on September 14 at the Vancouver International Film Centre. The talk was part of the SPARK Animation ’12 festival in Vancouver, BC. For more event information, access http://sparkfx.ca/index.php.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012: Director Chris Butler spoke about ParaNorman‘s creative process during the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The program took place on September 23 at Canada’s National Arts Center Theatre in Ottawa. The discussion also addressed the stop-motion feature’s cutting-edge technology, specifically the integration of CG in the stop-motion world. The talk was moderated by More >
AUGUST 17, 2012: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Portland Mayor Sam Adams honored ParaNorman‘s official theater release with separate declarations today, proclaiming August 17, 2012: ParaNorman Day In Oregon and Portland.
AUGUST 8, 2012: Nearly 1,500 attendees at SIGGRAPH got a first-hand look at ParaNorman‘s interdependent combination of stop-motion and CG in an environment where hand-crafted movement is seamlessly integrated with computer technology, from initial concept to final frame. In a special session, Brian Van’t Hul (VFX Supervisor) was joined by Steve Emerson (Compositing Supervisor) and More >
JULY 13, 2012: On a sunny Friday the 13th at San Diego’s Comic-Con, ParaNorman took center stage during a highly anticipated panel in a sold-out Hall H. In addition to Travis Knight, Sam Fell and Chris Butler, several cast members participated, including: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The event showcased the debut of More >
MAY 9, 2012: LAIKA has named Mary Sandell Head of Production. The appointment was announced today by Travis Knight. A producer on Coraline, Ms. Sandell is a production executive and producer with over twenty years of experience managing high-profile commercials, feature films and television series. She joined LAIKA in 2005, after spending two years as More >
APRIL 29, 2012: From The Los Angeles Times: “The small New England town of Blithe Hollow is more than a little odd; it’s a wonderfully wonky world of Gremlin-like cars, wavy plaid shirts and irregular picket fences. It has also been cursed with ‘eternal damnation’ after a witch trial 300 years ago, making it a More >
APRIL 18,2012: LAIKA has optioned Goblins, the Scholastic novel from award-winning novelist Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines) which will be published in the UK on April 5 and in the United States in Fall 2013, and has signed Emmy®, Annie®, and CLIO® Award-winning director Mark Gustafson (The PJs, Animation Director on The Fantastic Mr. Fox) to More >