thyl-a:

paranorman + aesthetically pleasing shots 12/?

tinyjoynow:

Neil, is probably one of the most underrated characters. As Norman’s best friend in the movie, ParaNoman, Neil doesn’t give two shits that Norman wants to be left alone. “I’d like to be alone, ” says Norman when being followed by his new compodre. “Me too! Let’s be alone together, ” cheerfully replies Neil. It’s as if he has a pair of positive glasses on that block out any negativity. Even when Norman discusses the fact that he’s being bullied at school, Neil’s inner Taoist brings up the fact that with the right recipe anyone could be a bully. In so many words, he’s saying the way people treat each other has nothing to do with the other person. That’s how he addresses life himself. He’s happy and knows who he is and what he likes. Others might tease or reply differently to his outlook but he remains untouched and unfiltered by the world’s difference in opinions.

-Tinyjoynow

Favourite Non Disney Animated Films // ParaNorman [2012]

"There’s nothing wrong with being scared Norman,
as long as you don’t let it change who you are.”

bronze-wool:

Paranorman concept art by Neil Ross.

wackd:

I just got how brilliant this is.
Because think about it. He doesn’t say he’s gay. The only thing we learn here is that he has a boyfriend.
So yeah, he could be gay. He could also be biromantic or panromantic or demiromantic or asexual. Pretty much anything that isn’t exclusively heteromantic.
And it’s a really wonderful bit of ambiguity because it means that no matter where on the romantic spectrum you fall, you can read this as representing you.
It’s a small thing, really. But so long as queer representation in kid’s films is gonna happen with baby steps, I honestly can’t think of a better start.

wackd:

I just got how brilliant this is.

Because think about it. He doesn’t say he’s gay. The only thing we learn here is that he has a boyfriend.

So yeah, he could be gay. He could also be biromantic or panromantic or demiromantic or asexual. Pretty much anything that isn’t exclusively heteromantic.

And it’s a really wonderful bit of ambiguity because it means that no matter where on the romantic spectrum you fall, you can read this as representing you.

It’s a small thing, really. But so long as queer representation in kid’s films is gonna happen with baby steps, I honestly can’t think of a better start.

There's nothing wrong with being scared Norman, so long as you 
don't let it change who you are.
fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

At the height of production LAIKA had 50 to 60 artists working with 160 to 170 different puppets across 52 individual sets.
Paranorman (2012)

fuckyeahbehindthescenes:

At the height of production LAIKA had 50 to 60 artists working with 160 to 170 different puppets across 52 individual sets.

Paranorman (2012)

makingmotion:

Some of the posters on Norman’s bedroom walls in ParaNorman.