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LAIKA and Focus Featurescome together again to announce they have begun production The Boxtrolls, a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s bestselling fantasy adventure novel “Here Be Monsters! .” Set to release October 17, 2014, The Boxtrolls is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, produced by David Ichioka and Knight, with a voice cast Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan.
The Boxtrolls is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.
Check out this very cool five minute clip, behind the scenes of ParaNorman featuring the art and construction of one the most uncontrollable characters Angry Aggie. Product Designer Nelson Lowery, 2D Effects Animator Susanna Luck 2d along with Brian Van’t Hull and Ean McNamara, plus so many different departments of the LAIKA house come together to create one very intense electrifying character you would not want to mess with. I have to admit it’s pretty astonishing how many people it took.
You can pick up ParaNorman (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet) through my site via Amazon now, trust me it is worth the investment.
Check out the clip below.
A special one-night-only auction for the Nike Air Raid ParaNorman was tonight at the 366 Days Of Kicks Year End Party in Portland, OR. Inspired by last years LAIKA Studios stop-motion animated film ParaNorman.
Donated by Tinker Hatfield and Tiffany Beers, the kicks come with a special limited edition box designed by Mark Smith.
The bidding will start at 11pm Portland time.
Fan of the Laika’s ParaNorman? now you can own add it to your home video collection. Watch Norman speak to ghost over and over again with the ParaNorman (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet). Featuring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman. You can pre-order the DVD/Blu-ray through my site via Amazon. This title will be released on November 27, 2012.
In August to promote the release of the ParaNorman stop-motion animated feature, Laika Entertainment teamed up with Nike to produce a very exclusive pair of Nike Air Foamposite One ‘ParaNorman’. A shoe designed to be given away for the “weird kids” Twitter contest, where you had to send in the “weirdest” childhood photo of yourself for a chance of getting a pair. Now you have one more chance! Nike and Laika are auctioning off another eighty pairs of ParaNorman Foamposites with 70% of proceeds going to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. These pairs are slightly different in small details take a look at the pictures below. Bid For Nike Foamposite Paranorman Born This Way on eBay
Here is the eighth and final clip for the upcoming Laika stop-motion animation film ParaNorman which hits theaters Friday August 17, 2012. In this last clip closesout with “This Little Light” you see how far the craftspeople at Laika will go to make every onscreen detail shine. I also posted a few other clips that I did not get to post prior below. I am pretty excited! who plans to go this weekend?
On Friday the Nike Sportswear company will celebrate with “weird kids” everywhere the Laika Entertainment’s premiere of the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman. As part of the celebration Nike is dropping contest to win a pair of the Nike Air Foamposite One ParaNorman from my understanding there is 800 pairs made so you might have a chance. I signed up! Check out the complete rules Foamposite ParaNorman.com the contest is pretty simple all you have to do is find your weridest photo as a child and uploaded. Good luck on winning! Check out more exclusive photos below.
Check out the recent collaboration with the Nike Air Foamposites One inspired by the upcoming Laika film stop-motion animated film ParaNorman. The kicks feature hues of green from the film’s logo, a heel silhouette logo of Norman and “ZzZzZz…” details on the heel-tab. The animation studio who produced ParaNorman Laika is also owned by Nike CEO Phil Knight. The two companies did a cross over back in 2007 for the Nike Dunk High based off the Coraline film. What do you think of kicks would you cop them?