PARANORMAN co-directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? “Norman!” From Focus Features and LAIKA, the companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature CORALINE, comes the comedy thriller PARANORMAN. Following CORALINE, PARANORMAN is the second stop-motion animated feature to be made at LAIKA in 3D, unifying the two stunning art forms to tell an all-new frightfully funny, magically emotional, and hilariously spooky story. Our Mike McNamara sat down with co-directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler for some insight on how they pulled together their financing, what these gents are looking for when casting their voice talent... and what advice do Sam and Chris have for animators trying to make the transition from shorts to features???

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