Archive for August, 2012

ParaNorman Opens Today!!

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ParaNorman opens in theaters today.  Make sure you go out and see it because….WE HAVE A PODCAST COMING SOON WITH THE DIRECTORS AND LEAD ANIMATOR!!!!!  Jacob and Stephen sat down with Chris Butler, Sam Fell, and Travis Knight to talk about the film and how they animated it up at Laika.  The podcast has tons of great insights and a bunch a spoilers, that’s why we will be waiting a few weeks after the movies release to post it.  So go see it, it’s a fantastic film that we know you’ll enjoy!!  To urge you even closer to the theaters, check out these really cool ParaNorman posters by Mondo:

     

ParaNorman Give-Away Winner!!

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Congratulations to our winner, Todd Harry!!!  We thought Todd’s submission was a very fun and clever take on the theme. Todd will be receiving; a $25 Visa Gift Card for a night at the movies, an Adult ParaNorman T-Shirt, a ParaNorman Keychain, Notebook, Slippers, and Toothbrush, courtesy of Focus Features and ParaNorman.

Below you can see Todd’s submission along with a few of our Favorite runners up.  Thank you everyone that participated, you made this a really fun event, we love you all!!

Also, we couldn’t help but realize that our name being on the tombstone might signify how our site has been “Dead” for a little while now.  Well just like Ted’s illustration, we will be “Re-Animating” this Podcast!!  We currently have TWO podcasts that will be released very soon….very, very soon.  So stay tuned!!!

 

Todd Harry

Bryan Koelbel

Mike Gallardo

Mikey Busch

 

Jason Campbell

 

ParaNorman Give-Away Contest: Final Day

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The ParaNorman Give-Away Contest ends tonight so be sure to get any last entries in by midnight(PST) tonight!

Submissions to: game@speakingofanimation.com

 

 

ParaNorman hits theaters here in the U.S. August 17th.
“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 (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.”

Like ParaNorman on Facebook
Visit ParaNorman.com to play games, grab free downloads and more
Follow @ParaNorman on Twitter #paranorman

 

Reminder: ParaNorman Give-Away Contest Starts Today

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Our ParaNorman Give-Away Contest starts today!!  Remember to get your submissions to us by this Thursday, August 9th by midnight(PST).

For complete rules and to see some of the prizes check out our original post:   http://www.speakingofanimation.com/2012/08/paranorman-give-away-contest/

 

ParaNorman Give-Away Contest!!

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ParaNorman comes out on August 17th(USA) and to get you even more in the mood, we’re having a ParaNorman Give-Away Contest!!  The nice folks over at Focus Features have hooked us up with some cool Prizes. One winner will receive:

·         $25 Visa Gift Card for a night at the movies

·         Adult T-Shirt

·         Keychain

·         Notebook

·         Slippers

·         Toothbrush

Prizing values: $50  Prizing provided by Focus Features

So how do I win them already??

 

To enter, submit a drawing that incorporates the theme:

Zombies AND Speaking of Animation

 

How you do it is up to you, have fun and be creative with it!

Submit your drawings via email to: game@speakingofanimation.com by midnight(PST) on Thursday, August 9th

We’ll pick the one that we feel best exemplifies the theme and declare that person the winner.  We’ll also post runners up and our favorites on Friday, August 10th

The contest will start Monday, August 6th and we will pick a winner on Friday, August 10th.  All Drawings must be submitted by midnight(PST) on Thursday, August 9th.

Valid for USA only(sorry)

 

Find out more about ParaNorman here:

Like ParaNorman on Facebook
Visit ParaNorman.com to play games, grab free downloads and more
Follow @ParaNorman on Twitter #paranorman

 

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