"These days, animated movies are nearly all digital, and we’re not complaining. When we’re being dazzled by the latest CG masterpiece, we don't miss hand-drawn cels, Claymation, or stop-motion. But then we saw ParaNorman and realized what we'd been missing. The darkly comic story of a boy trying to save his hometown from a centuries-old curse (screenwriter and codirector Chris Butler describes the film as "John Carpenter meets John Hughes"), ParaNorman is the first stop-motion movie to use a 3-D color printer to create its puppets' faces. It's also the first feature from Laika Entertainment since its Oscar-nominated 2009 hit Coraline. With tens of thousands of printed parts, millions of hours of work, and billions of pixels invested, the project represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling—and a new future for a 100-year-old art form."