LAIKA Studios, in partnership Fathom Events, Shout! Factory, and Park Circus are celebrating the 15th anniversary of LAIKA Studios by re-releasing fan favorites Coraline and ParaNorman back into theaters. Both films will be presented in their entirety and will include exclusive bonus content that reveals the creative process behind LAIKA’s unique films.
Coraline will return to theaters on Tuesday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time).
Written and Directed by 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 tells the story of a young girl who finds a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. Her discovery at first seems great, but soon Coraline realizes everything is not as it appears and she must rely on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. The voice cast includes Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French. Henry Selick also produced, along with Claire Jennings, Bill Mechanic and Mary Sandell.
ParaNorman returns to theaters on Tuesday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
What happens when a small town comes under siege by zombies? ParaNorman tells the story of Norman, a boy who is able to speak with the dead. Forced to save his town from a centuries old curse, Norman takes on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups. Norman bravely summons up all his courage and compassion as he pushes his paranormal abilities to their otherworldly limits. Written by Chris Butler, the voice cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Alex Borstein, and John Goodman. Producers include Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight. ParaNorman was directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.
Don’t miss your chance to see these classics on the big screen. Tickets for Coraline go on sale starting Friday, July 16, while ParaNorman goes on sale starting Friday, August 13. Tickets can be purchased at the Fathom Events website and participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, make sure to check out Fathom Events.