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‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Return to the Big Screen

Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory and Park Circus team up to bring the highly acclaimed stop-motion movies back to theaters; screenings will also feature exclusive bonus 'making of' content.

Fathom Events, alongside LAIKA, Shout! Factory, and Park Circus, are bringing fan favorites Coraline and ParaNorman back to theaters to celebrate the 15th anniversary of LAIKA Studios. The two highly acclaimed stop-motion animated titles will be presented in their entirety, and will feature exclusive bonus content that reveals the unique creative process behind the films.  

Tickets for Coraline can be purchased at Fathom Events and participating theater box offices starting Friday, July 16, while tickets for Paranorman can be purchased starting Friday, August 13. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website. (participating theaters are subject to change).

Coraline - Tuesday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

From Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and based on the novella of the same name by author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a fun and suspenseful adventure about a young girl who walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is like her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.

The voice cast includes Dakota Fanning; Teri Hatcher; Jennifer Saunders; Dawn French; Keith David; John Hodgman; Robert Bailey Jr.; and Ian McShane. Coraline is written for the screen and directed by Selick; and produced by Selick; Bill Mechanic; Claire Jennings; and Mary Sandell.

ParaNorman - Tuesday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who can speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul-whisperer bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion – as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

The voice cast includes 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. The film is written by Chris Butler, directed by Butler and Sam Fell, and produced by Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight.

“Bringing these LAIKA films back to theaters gives everyone at the studio such joy,” commented LAIKA chief marketing officer David Burke. “It allows our longtime fans to enjoy these remarkable movies on the big screen once again while providing an opportunity for new generations of moviegoers to revel in the artistry and technological brilliance of the LAIKA team. At LAIKA, we’ve made a promise to our fans to make movies that matter...and we hope that revisiting the timeless worlds of Coraline Jones and Norman Babcock proves that we deliver on that vow.”

Source: Fathom Events