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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 148: Chris Butler looks back on “ParaNorman”

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In a very special episode, Drew Taylor interviews the co-director & writer of this much-beloved stop motion fantasy horror-comedy. Which Fathom Events -- in honor of LAIKA Studios 15th-anniversary celebration -- is returning to theaters TONIGHT for one night only


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

What was Travis Knight’s reaction when Chris handed the first 30 pages of his “ParaNorman” screenplay over to LAIKA’s VP of animation

How did designer Heidi Smith improve Butler’s original take on this stop motion film’s characters

What was it about the scope & scale of “ParaNorman” that really pushed the production team at LAIKA Studios

How did LAIKA’s use of a 3D color printer impact the number of freckles that could be on Neil’s face

Why stop motion is especially challenging when it comes to how a filmmaker makes use of his camera


released November 16, 2021
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


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Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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