Laika studios has released a charming and heartfelt new featurette for their stop-motion 3D family zombie film ParaNorman. The video features writer and director Chris Butler talking about the character Norman and how he relates to the main character of the story. It's really a touching story, and I think many of us can relate with Norman, and what it was like for him growing up.
This movie looks fantastic, and you can read our coverage of its San Diego Comic-Con panel here. The movie is set to be released on August 17th, 2012. Check out the video and let us know if you feel you can relate to Norman in some way.
The film features the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, 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.
Here's the full synopsis:
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.