Next week The Children’s Charity of Southern California will begin hosting an online auction for two exclusive props used in LAIKA and Focus Features’ comedy thriller ParaNorman, which is Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.
The items that can be won will include a letter of authenticity from LAIKA’s studios in Oregon, where the stop-motion-animated feature was lovingly hand-crafted on-site. The auction lot is for two props that were made in-studio and then featured on-screen; in the film’s story, the town of Blithe Hollow, where ParaNorman’s 11-year-old hero Norman Babcock lives with his family, commissioned a historical plaque commemorating the famous capture of a witch from 300 years ago, along with the accompanying mold “cast” of the witch’s head. In the frightfully funny, magically emotional, and hilariously spooky ParaNorman, the revelation comes that the centuries-old witch’s curse is real and is about to come true – and only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople, by summoning up courage and compassion in a wild race against time.
Profiles in History will be coordinating the online auction. The company stands as the world’s largest auctioneer of original Hollywood Memorabilia. Proceeds from the ParaNorman auction will go to help inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children with special needs in Southern California.
Elizabeth O’Neil, Executive Director of Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California, said,
“The movies that LAIKA and Focus have made together have thrilled and delighted millions. With its anti-bullying theme,ParaNorman has proved particularly impactful for kids. We’re so pleased that beautifully detailed and painstakingly created props from this wondrous tale will now be offered for auction to benefit children in need in our community.”
The exclusive auction will begin Friday, February 22nd and will end Monday, March 4th.