The makers of Coraline and partial credit claimants of Nightmare Before Christmas will continue their spooky streak in August 2012 with ParaNorman, a zombie flick penned by Coraline ’s lead storyboard artist Chris Butler.

Full disclosure: Culturephile’s Anne Adams was on staff at LAIKA during the making of Coraline and gives Mr. Butler an excellent (pardon the pun) character reference. Noteworthy both for his irreverent good humor and his diligent inclusion of delightful little details in every frame he penned, Butler was a crew favorite long before he was the man in charge. As long as zombie tale ParaNorman sticks close to the wit and craft of its creator, it should be a must-see. In the meantime, check out this trailer!

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