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    "Mitch Downe" screen used hero stop-motion puppet from ParaNorman. (Laika, 2012) Original screen used, hero, hand made stop-motion animation puppet of the lovable jock, "Mitch Downe" voiced by Academy Award-winning actor Casey Affleck. Director Chris Butler commented that the Mitch character intentionally embodied the film's main message, "If we are saying to anyone that watches this movie, don't judge other people, then we've got to have the strength of our convictions", referring to Mitch revealing nonchalantly and without ceremony at the end of the film that he happens to be gay. Mitch was one the largest of puppets made for the hit film and is also one of the most detailed. Constructed of an intricately detailed complete body of cast silicone skin over articulating armature. The puppet is expertly studio painted and finished and is dressed in finely detailed lycra and cotton costume, with miniature cargo jeans shorts and leather and blue denim sneakers. The figure also features a cast resin removable face that could be switched out for other expression faces. Measuring approximately 15 in. tall. Exhibiting minimal production handling. In very fine condition. There are no other screen used Mitch puppets in private hands. This is the first we've ever handled. Originally obtained from the Laika Archives.

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    December, 2019
    17th Tuesday
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