08-17-2012 ParaNorman – American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Screenplay by Chris Butler. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It’s the first mainstream animated film to have an openly gay character, Mitch, that is revealed in the final scenes. In 2013 GLADD nominated ParaNorman as its first-ever PG-rated movie for its annual GLADD Media Awards. Chris Butler is openly gay.