Next Month You Could Own Part Of Laika's Gorgeous Movies

Part of the appeal of Laika's stable of films is their fantastic hand-made aesthetics. They're all stylistically interesting, but the commitment to traditional stop-motion animation is what makes them so great - and also means that next month you could own a little bit of Coraline, Paranorman or Boxtrolls! »1/09/15 12:28am1/09/15 12:28am


Boxtrolls Is A Movie For Uncivilized People Of All Kinds

All of the best comedies are subversive. And by that token, the new animated movie The Boxtrolls is a tremendous success — it takes the fabric of society and gleefully shreds it, showing how silly and easily manipulated most "decent" people are. Along the way, though, the film gets kind of heavy-handed, and a little… »9/26/14 12:20pm9/26/14 12:20pm

Epic: This is what a good children's film looks like

Movies for kids generally exist in a zone of lowered expectations. Recycled sitcom jokes and microwaved pop culture references dot a paint-by-numbers story about rehashed characters. So it's refreshing to see a film like Epic, which actually packs a real story, along with some gorgeous imagery. Minor spoilers ahead... »5/24/13 12:07pm5/24/13 12:07pm

ParaNorman is a perfect date movie for former high school outcasts

ParaNorman, opening today, is one of the most thematically tight movies I've ever seen. Pretty much everything in the movie relates back, one way or another, to the central theme of being a misfit in a judgmental, self-involved world. The story of a boy who can see and hear ghosts, ParaNorman has a huge heart and an… »8/17/12 12:00pm8/17/12 12:00pm

Why ParaNorman is Not Your Typical Tim Burton Spookfest

At first glance, ParaNorman sounds like one of Tim Burton's gothic horror movies. It's a stop-motion animated film about ghosts and zombies, after all. The main character is a weird little kid who's ostracized because of his supernatural gifts. The film's writer and co-director, Chris Butler, even worked on Burton's … »8/16/12 11:00am8/16/12 11:00am

3 clips from ParaNorman show off the grotesque beauty of stop-motion zombies

You've seen plenty of ParaNorman featurettes and behind-the-scenes videos showing the wonder of creating a madcap supernatural adventure, using miniature sets and stop-motion animation. But what about actual footage? Three newly released clips gives you the first real taste of the creepy world which Norman and his… »8/06/12 1:50pm8/06/12 1:50pm

The real-life ghost stories that inspired the stop-motion zombie movie ParaNorman

The animated "Goonies with zombies" horror flick ParaNorman is stuffed with floating green spirits and an adorable ghost puppy dogs (who've been horrifically sliced in two). In this exclusive featurette, the voice cast of Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick and Jeff Garlin explain how real experiences with the paranormal and… »8/03/12 10:10am8/03/12 10:10am

Stop-motion zombie flick ParaNorman combines John Hughes and John Carpenter

Coraline animators Laika are returning to the world of stop-motion horror with ParaNorman, a film that blends cartoon zombies with '80s-style coming of age comedy. The creators and actors held a panel today at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the movie's influences, and why this movie will look like no other… »7/13/12 3:34pm7/13/12 3:34pm

Laika's ParaNorman video reveals how to make a boy who sees ghosts from scratch

Laika, makers of Coraline and the upcoming ParaNorman, gives us a peek inside their stop-motion animation process with this fun little "making-of" featurette. Here, we get to see how one of those stop-motion figurines is made, starting from the jointed skeleton, through the molded body and the sewn-on clothes. »7/01/12 12:30pm7/01/12 12:30pm

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes, Sequels or Prequels

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… »6/27/12 2:15pm6/27/12 2:15pm

33 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Could Rock Your Summer

This year's summer movies just won't let up. There's Joss Whedon's Avengers, Chris Nolan's third Batman film, and Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to space horror. Plus maybe a dozen other movies that look like they could be totally fantastic. Here's our complete list of 32 movies coming out between now and… »4/23/12 5:13pm4/23/12 5:13pm

Latest Rumors and Hints for Captain America 2, Doctor Who and The Robocop Remake!

The latest Captain America 2 rumors have a surprising Community connection. And meanwhile, Kevin Feige promises that Edgar Wright's Ant-Man movie is still happening. The great Peter Dinklage joins the mind-bending science fiction movie Rememory. And do we finally know what the mysterious extraterrestrials in The… »4/02/12 9:00am4/02/12 9:00am