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Anna Kendrick


3 Aug, 2012

Kendrick voices the character ‘Courtney’  in this stop-motion animated feature. Courtney’s younger 11-year-old brother Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is ostracized for his claim to be able to speak with the dead. Norman befriends another boy who is bullied at school and goes on a mission to save the world from zombies.

I’d always wanted to do an animated film, so I jumped at the opportunity. This is my first one. I was really nervous because I’m not great at ADR (Automated Dialog Recording), so I wasn’t sure how this was going to be. But, it was actually really, really freeing. I just felt like it was a really safe space, and it was okay to make really ugly faces and really ugly body gestures. To use all those things as tools was really helpful. To not be self-conscious about the way you look on camera helps the intention to be really pure.

ParaNorman – Official Trailer