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.
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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: 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.