Shout Factory’s next release comes from Laika Paranorman. The stop-motion classic was a fantastic exploration of an outsider and how he used that outsider ability to save his small town. The picture on this 4K UHD achievement is stunning. 4K restoration really changes the whole experience.
Special features look to Laika’s process to bring out his magic Paranorman to life in stop-motion.
Synopsis for Paranorman it goes like this:
In the comedy thriller, a small town is besieged by zombies. Who can he call? Only the local boy Norman misunderstood, who is able to talk to the dead. In addition to zombies, he will have to face ghosts, witches and, worst of all, adults to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer bravely evokes everything a hero does – courage and compassion – as he finds his paranormal pursuits pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Paranorman stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein and John Goodman. Produced by Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight. Written by Chris Butler. Directed by Sam Fell, Chris Butler.
Special features include:
DISC 1 (4K UHD):
· NEW 4K Restoration
· NEW Mix Dolby Atmos 7.1
DISC 2 (Blu-ray)
· Inside LAIKA – Discovering characters and effects ParaNorman With rare test images
· Inside LAIKA – Reviewing dolls with LAIKA’s animation team
· Long-form storyboards
· Character, concept art and behind-the-scenes photo gallery
· Audio commentary with writer/director Chris Butler and co-director Sam Fell
· “Looking through the Veil”
· Original features