Governor Kitzhaber Declares Today “ParaNorman Day”



Showing his continued support of Oregon’s film and television industry, Governor John Kitzhaber issued an official Proclamation today declaring August 17, 2012 “ParaNorman Day”.  Below is the language of the proclamation.




WHEREAS:          Oregon has a longstanding and honorable tradition of encouraging the entertainment arts and the abundantly talented individuals whose creative work delights, informs and educates our citizens; and

WHEREAS:          The handcrafted, stop-motion animated 3d movie “ParaNorman” is the second feature film produced by Oregon-based  animation studio LAIKA; and

WHEREAS:          LAIKA is deeply committed to creating an environment that supports and celebrates the art and artistry of animated filmmaking; and

WHEREAS:          The lead character Norman is a young boy of ingenuity, empathy, courage and optimism and thus embodies character traits Oregonians hold most dear; and

WHEREAS:          “ParaNorman” was produced entirely in Oregon and will be released nationwide by Focus Features on August 17, 2012;


THEREFORE:     I, John Kitzhaber, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim August 17, 2012 to be


in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.

If you want to see the official proclamation, click on the link below and download the document.

ParaNorman Day Proclamation (PDF)

But better yet, go see the film this weekend!

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