Focus Features Press
PARANORMAN Goes to Comic-Con
Posted July 10, 2012
Partnering with Yahoo! Movieland Experience,
with Exclusive Panel in Hall H
Norman Babcock, the 11-year-old hero of LAIKA and Focus Features’ new animated comedy thriller ParaNorman, 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.
The MOVIELAND space is across the street from Comic-Con (located at 520 5th Avenue) and will be completely open to the public; festival passes are not required.
Yahoo! Movies, which reaches over 26 million users a month, will be in full force at Comic-Con this year as it brings to life MOVIELAND, a visually rich, interactive game on Yahoo! that was created in partnership with several major film studios. 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.