Check This Out: Newsletter from the Strange World of 'ParaNorman'
The initial teaser trailer and a more brief international trailer gave us a decent glimpse into the world of Laika's new stop-motion animated feature ParaNorman, but now a crafty piece of promotional material has made its way online in the form of a fictional town newsletter from the town of Blithe Hollow. It seems to set the backdrop for the story following a young boy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee from Let Me In) who can speak to the dead and must save his town from a zombie uprising. There are some nice touches included ads for Witchy Wieners and Bar Gento, and this is a great piece of promo material. See it below!
Check out the newsletter for Blithe Hollow from ParaNorman via Empire (click to download the PDF):
Norman, a boy who's able to speak with the dead, has to take on zombies, ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his small town from a centuries-old curse. The voice cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Chris Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman.
ParaNorman is being directed by Sam Fell (director on The Tale of Despereaux and Flushed Away) & Chris Butler (storyboard on Coraline and Corpse Bride). The original screenplay is by Chris Butler. Stop-motion animation studio Laika is producing out of Portland, OR, with Focus Features distributing. ParaNorman is currently set to land in theaters in 3D starting August 17th, 2012 next summer. Watch the teaser trailer.