Opening on August 17 is LAIKA’s awesome 3D stop-motion feature, ParaNorman. Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell, the film centers on a young boy who can see the dead and must use this gift to lift a curse that threatens his small town. ParaNorman features the voices of Kodi-Smit McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jodelle Ferland and more. For more on the film, here’s six clips, a very cool featurette called Time Lapse, and all our previous coverage.
At the recent Los Angeles press day I spoke to Butler and Fell. We talked about making ParaNorman, how the story changed along the way, the technical challenges, and the balancing act of doing a film for all ages that has zombies and scary moments. Hit the jump to watch.
Directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler
- They talk about the challenge of doing a film for all ages but also having zombies and scary moments
- How did the film change along the way
- What was the most challenging technical aspect of the film