Directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler Talk PARANORMAN

     August 13, 2012


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.

And if you missed my video interview with Christopher Mintz-Plasse where he talked about ParaNorman and Kick-Ass 2, click here.

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


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