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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster and Trailer

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls, the latest stop-motion film by Laika Animation Studios, will open in theaters on September 26th. My kids and I can’t wait to see the movie. We loved Coraline and ParaNorman, and Laika’s latest film looks fun too. The graphics above is the official movie poster for Boxtrolls. Continue reading to see the film trailer and synopsis.

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Movie Review: ParaNorman – fun for kids, parents, and zombies

ParaNorman movie ~ Laika Studio

Two of my kids and I saw a screening of ParaNorman (Laika) last night. Laika is the studio that created Coraline. I enjoyed the movie, and loved the 3D stop-motion animation. My kids loved the movie too and giggled throughout the film. ParaNorman opens in theaters today. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of ParaNorman.

The 411 for ParaNorman

The story A boy has to stop a witch from raising the dead
Appropriateness for children It’s a fun movie for children, but there are a couple of mildly tense scenes
Positives
  • Lot of laughs
  • Great 3D stop-motion animation effects
  • Witch and zombies storyline
Negative
  • Dragged a little at times
Release date August 17, 2012
Rating Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
Runtime 93 minutes
Genre Animation, comedy

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So that's how they made Norman in the ParaNorman movie

Making Norman video ~ ParaNorman, ~ LAIKA Studios

The kids and I can’t wait until ParaNorman [Facebook | Twitter] opens in theaters on August 17th. When it comes to ParaNorman, I’m a little bias for a couple of reasons. First, the 3D stop-motion animation was made in the Portland area. Unlike LA, a lot of films are not made in our city. The second reason I’m high on ParaNorman is because my daughter and I went on a tour at LAIKA Studios a few months ago, and we got a behind-the-scenes look at ParaNorman. BTW, LAIKA is also the animation studio that created Coraline.

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A behind-the-scenes look at ParaNorman – coming soon to a theater near you

ParaNorman 3D stop-motion animation film ~ LAIKA Studios

My oldest daughter and I were invited to a tour of LAIKA Studios about six weeks ago. LAIKA is the animation studio that created Coraline. LAIKA’s next movie is ParaNorman (Focus Features), which opens in theaters this summer (August 17th). My daughter and I got a behind-the-scenes tour for the production of ParaNorman [Facebook | Twitter]. All production on ParaNorman took place in a huge, 151,140-square foot building in Hillsboro, Oregon. A large space was needed because ParaNorman had a crew of over 320 designers, artists, animators and technicians. At any given time during the shoot, there were 52 separate shooting units.

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