SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: ParaNorman In Theaters August 17th ~~Giveaway~~

Friday, August 3, 2012

ParaNorman In Theaters August 17th ~~Giveaway~~


I am very excited to head out and see ParaNorman. This looks like such a cute film. I know my boys are going to love it too!!

PARANORMAN - Opens in 2D and 3D theaters everywhere on Friday, August 17, 2012!

Story: The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteams 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.

Directors: Sam Fell (“The Tale of Despereaux,” “Flushed Away”) and Chris Butler

Writer: Chris Butler

Voice Cast: Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elaine Stritch

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

www.Paranorman.com

FACEBOOK PAGE:

www.Facebook.com/Paranorman

TWITTER:

www.Twitter.com/ParaNorman, #ParaNorman

DIRECT LINK TO THEATRICAL TRAILER:

http://www.focusfeatures.com/video/paranorman_the_trailer



ParaNorman Freaky Fun Facts!

  • ParaNorman is the first stop-motion movie to utilize a 3D Color Printer to create replacement faces for its puppets. Over 31,000 individual face parts were printed for the production.

  • It takes at least 3-4 months to craft a new puppet from start to finish, not including design or testing time. Once a character has been created in its finished form for the first time, the multiples of that puppet can be fashioned faster. It took 60 puppet makers to create 178 individual puppets for ParaNorman…including, for Norman himself, 28 individual full body puppets. Thanks to the face replacements created by the 3D Color Printer, Norman has about 8,800 faces with a range of individual pieces of brows and mouths. Being a “man of 8,800 faces” meant that he could have approximately 1.5 million possible facial expressions.

  • There are 275 spikes in Norman’s signature hair style. His hair was primarily made out of goat hair held together with hot glue, hair gel, fabric, and super glue – as well as medical adhesive, Pros-Aide make-up adhesive, thread, and wire. Once built, it was hand-finished with paint and human hair dye.

  • The bathroom sequence, when Norman is contacted by the ghost of Mr. Prenderghast, took 1 year to shoot.

  • For the outdoor sets, 300 feet of country road were created out of recycled plywood and coated with three kinds of paint. Additionally, 2,000 individual trees were made out of shredded cardboard to create the forests seen in the movie. Laid out end to end, those trees would stretch out to be about 2 miles long.

  • It took 18 carpenters, 18 model builders, 6 riggers, 12 scenic painters, 11 greens artists, and 10 set dressers to craft the movie’s nearly three dozen unique locations.

  • The bottom edge of Norman’s T-shirt has 102 stitches – all handmade and measured in length and spacing – with 48 stitches around his neckline.

  • 120 different costumes were designed and made by hand for ParaNorman.

  • The smallest animatable prop made for the movie was Norman’s mom’s perfume sprayer, which gets used in the station wagon to ward off the (zombie) Judge. Made out of brass and then chromed for a brushed stainless look, it measures 5/8” in length and 1/8” in diameter, with the pump nozzle 1/16” in diameter – and, it actually works!






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52 comments :

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I like comedies :D

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My favorite type of movies are fantasy and paranormal like Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. So I have a feeling I'm going to LOVE ParaNorman.

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Sandy VanHoey said...

I like comedy or romance, unlikely everyone else here

Andrea Amy said...

My favourite type of movies are comedies and romantic comedies. Also big fans of family movies.

Andrea Amy said...

My favourite type of movies are comedies and romantic comedies. Also big fans of family movies.

stacey dempsey said...

I love all movies, but I have a realy thing for those big disaster movies like Titanic or Armeggedon etc

Andrea said...

We love all kinds of movies, but prefer family or action.

Charity and John said...

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Priscilla Benavides said...

I like family movies.
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i love comedies

Reeva M. said...

action comedies

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My favorite kind of movie is comedy.

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I love a good supernatural movie or horror movie!
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I love thrillers

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I like comedies.

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mysteries
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Michelle said...

I like dramas and comedies. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Stephanie said...

I like family comedies!

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romantic comedies

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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

romantic comedies and action/superhero films

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Nadene Adams said...

I love horror movies!

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Kim C. said...

i like scary movies

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Diana Stanhope said...

My favorite type of movie is horror movies. I really love when one like this comes along that I can take the whole family too.

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My favorite type of movie is comedy. sarahhoward70@aol.com

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Alina said...

I love mystery movies! <3

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Comedies are my favorite movies
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ellie said...

I like comedies and adventure films.

robynl said...

my favorites are romance and action

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lorelei williams said...

My favs are romance and comedy

iam really excited for this moive because i think zombies are gross but my 5 and 6 year old think there cool in moive so i think its gonna help us connect a little.

Tiffany Overton said...

I love a good Romance Movie!
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Stephanie said...

My favorite type of movie is "dark" animation/cartoons...my favorite of all time is The Nightmare Before Christmas!
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