ParaNorman is a great, funny, heartwarming and adventurous animated film on its own merits. It’s also especially noteworthy since the film features a gay writer-director, Chris Butler, as well as the first openly gay character in a mainstream animated film.
Now you can bid to own a piece of movie magic as well as help underprivileged kids, because LAIKA studios is auctioning off a handmade prop from the film with the proceeds going to Variety: The Children’s Charity of Southern California. Variety is an LGBT-friendly organization made up largely of people in the entertainment industry who work to help disabled and abused children.
The prop in question is for the Blithe Hollow Witch Statue. The auction includes the plaque and mold cast of the witch’s head. If you’re a memorabilia collector, an animation fan, or just someone who loved the film and wants to give money to children, you can head over to Ebay now to cast your bid.
It may help take away the sting of ParaNorman losing out to the mediocre Brave at the Oscars.