PARANORMAN Goes to Comic-Con
If you are lucky enough to go to Comic-Con this year, one of the more celebs you'll run into this year is Norman Babcock, the 11-year-old hero of LAIKA and Focus Features' new animated comedy thriller PARANORMAN. The young star will bring his "ghoul whisperer" expertise to the Yahoo! MOVIELAND Experience this week at Comic-Con in San Diego. On Friday, July 13th @10:45 AM in Comic-Con's Hall H, ParaNorman will be presenting an exclusive panel in advance of its August 17th nationwide release; confirmed to participate are directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler; and actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Throughout the entire Yahoo! MOVIELAND Experience encompassing 2,000 square feet on-site at Comic-Con from Thursday July 12th through Sunday July 15th, attendees will be able take a photo with Norman and several of the zombies invading his hometown of Blithe Hollow. Each attendee will walk away with not only a physical copy of their photo but also a digital copy that has been e-mailed to them.
Yahoo!'s Comic-Con MOVIELAND space will allow attendees to experience a life-size interactive game board with movie-related content (trivia, quizzes, etc.) customized to some of the summer's biggest movies, including ParaNorman. MOVIELAND highlights and special attractions will include actual movie props, "augmented reality" photo booths, visits from actors including Kodi Smit-McPhee (who voices Norman) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who voices Norman's classmate Alvin in ParaNorman), and chances to win exclusive on-site prizes including movie tickets. For more on PARANORMAN at Comic-Con, go to the official press release.