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Double Feature | Year 6 (2014)
Child-friendly stop-motion films that trick adults into being more succeptable. New and unexpected experiences adults can have while their guard is down. Appealing to adults without being a “dark” children’s film. Dark sensibilities and humor vs difficult subject matter. Paranorman tackles the salem witch trials. Tell a person they’re something often enough, they may just turn into that thing. The avoidance of stock characters in Paranorman. Judging books by covers (and other expansions on the Aesop learnings from Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D). Shooting on a Canon 5D DSLR camera. The next biggest innovation in filmmaking: 3D printing. The difference in filmmaking stop-motion techniques between Paranorman and Fantastic Mr. Fox. Wild speculation on Tim Burton and Roald Dahl. Exploring the theme of wild animals being true to themselves.
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Released: August 17, 2012
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Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Writer: Chris Butler
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick
In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock can speak to the dead, but no one other than his eccentric new friend believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's eccentric uncle tells him of a ritual he must perform to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch centuries ago.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Released: November 25, 2009
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Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.