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Chronicle Books to Release 'The Art and Making of ParaNorman'

Chronicle Books has just announced they'll be publishing The Art and Making of ParaNorman on August 8th, the week before ParaNorman's release on August 17th. After the jump, check out the full cover art as well as a small page of interior art pulled from Chronicle's fall/winter catalog.

Here's the official synopsis for ParaNorman: "The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteams the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated 'Coraline.'  'ParaNorman' is, following 'Coraline,' only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In 'ParaNorman,' a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to 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 may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits."

Directors: Sam Fell ("The Tale of Despereaux," "Flushed Away") and Chris Butler

Writer: Chris Butler

Voice Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, Bernard Hill, Elaine Stritch