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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 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: 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 to play games, grab free downloads and more
Follow @ParaNorman on Twitter #paranorman


ParaNorman at Comic-Con

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If you’re as excited about Parnorman as we are, and if you’ll be at Comic-Con next week. Here is what you need to know to get your zombie on:

  • On Friday the 13th, there will be a ParaNorman panel in Hall H featuring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, directors Chris Butler & Sam Fell, LAIKA CEO Travis Knight. EW’s Dave Karger is moderating.
  • Also on Friday the 13th, ParaNorman’s head of RP, Brian McLean, will participate in ASIFA-Hollywood’s State of the Industry panel from 2-3pm.
  • A ParaNorman-themed ice cream truck will be cruising around the Gaslamp district throughout the convention featuring special events and offering
    free ice cream and giveaways to the public.
  • ParaNorman walk-around characters will be seen wandering around the convention and will be available for photo opps.
  • Also at the Yahoo! Movieland Experience from Thursday July 12 – Sunday July 15, attendees will be able take their photo with Norman and his “Zombie Pals” in the small town of Blithe Hollow, the setting for “ParaNorman” in theatres August 17th.  Everyone will walk away with a physical copy of their photo, as well as a digital copy emailed to them.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, checkout this awesome promo – Making Norman


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