Video Interview…’ParaNorman’ Writer/Co-Directors Chris Butler & Sam Fell

In Laika‘s follow-up to their animated hit film Coraline, comes the similarly unique and oddball adventure ParaNorman; the storyabout a boy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who’s able to speak with the dead, and must to save his small town from a centuries-old curse. The brainchild of Chris Butlerhe and co-director Sam Fell bring the delightfully dreary and phantasmically funny film ParaNorman to life and in Stereoscopic 3D!

Go,See,Talk got the chance to sit with both Butler and Fell to talk about their “stop-frame” film. We discuss its development (a dizzying 16 years in the making), its distinctive look, and more. Enjoy!

 

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Finally, you can check out these B-roll videos which contain some neat behind-the-scenes footage of LAIKA animators making ParaNorman.

For those of you interested, Laika’s ParaNorman is slated to hits theaters this Summer (Friday actually) on August 17th, 2012. Whatcha think? This sound look like a scary fun time to any of you??

Comments

  1. Andrew Crump says

    Awesome stuff. And it seems like you couldn’t have asked for a better pair of interview subjects. It still blows me away that these guys literally shoot for six seconds of footage every week. I can’t even imagine working at that sort of pace.

    Love their list of inspirations, too.