This film image released by Focus Features shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character Mitch in the 2012 “ParaNorman” was revealed at

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This film image released by Focus Features shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character Mitch in the 2012 “ParaNorman” was revealed at the end to be gay. The GLAAD advocacy group says that movie was an exception in a year that showed Hollywood’s major studios are reluctant to include LGBT characters in important roles in their films. (AP Photo/Focus Features) less 

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Associated Press
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:21 PM EDT