Stop-Motion animation is a craft, it takes time and true artistry to create convincing motion with tangible puppets. The end result is a rich, textured world that is more immersive than traditional animation. Next year promises to be a good year for the medium with two new stop-motion movies on the way.
The most intriguing of the two is called ParaNorman, which got an incredibly stylish and moody teaser a while back. Now we have are first taste of the story and some of the characters in a new teaser that was just released. In case you were unaware of what ParaNorman is all about here is a synopsis:
“In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.”
The film looks tremendous and is high on our must see list for 2012. ParaNorman is set for a September 14th, 2012 release date.
You can check out the gorgeous new teaser after the jump.