Video: Paranorman’s Director On How Crappy Childhood Made Him Who He Is, And Made Him Make This Film

During the Disney panel at Comic-Con yesterday, Tim Burton returned regularly to discussing the inspirations for Frankenweenie. He lost a dog as a kid, and it’s obvious how that inspired the story. Perhaps just a shade less obvious is how the school scenes in the film have all been informed by the terrible time Burton had as a school kid.

And he had a terrible time. Awful. He kept referring to this.

But, of course, he’s not the only one. Over at Laika, Chris Butler has been co-directing Paranorman, another stop motion family-friendly horror riff due in cinemas this autumn – that’s an odd little trend, but I certainly welcome it.

In this video, Butler talks about his childhood, and how that wasn’t any fun, and what that has done to Paranorman.

Butler is out at Comic-Con to present the film. Now this video is out there, he’s going to be hearing a lot of support from the floor, I think. “Me too, Chris, me too.”

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