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Miss Peregrine: VidCon event features YouTube stars

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There’s something peculiar in the air at VidCon.

YouTube stars Andrea Russett, Andi Case, Jody Steel, and Megan Batoon are featured in a new video, above, promoting Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, showing audiences why they, like the characters in the upcoming Tim Burton movie, should #StayPeculiar.

Showcasing Russett’s aptitude for advice, Case’s musical mastery, Steel’s artistic ingenuity, and Batoon’s deftness for dance, the video tells “A Peculiar Tale,” as told by Ella Purnell, who stars in the Sept. 30 release alongside Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, and more. 

“I celebrate the oddballs and the unfamiliar,” Purnell says in her poetic narration. “But they are not flawed all, they’re just peculiar. Go challenge yourself, don’t settle for normal. Find your voice and your passion. Your mind is a portal to a peculiar galaxy that’s all your own.”

The book’s author, Ransom Riggs, joined best-selling writer John Green (The Fault in Our StarsPaper Towns) for an event at VidCon’s mainstage Thursday, where, in addition to debuting the #StayPeculiar video and talking about what that means, they gave fans an inside look at the movie. 

A new trailer for Miss Peregrine also debuted this week, offering an enchanting look into the story of a young man, Jake, who learns of a secret refuge whose residents embody unusual — er, peculiar — abilities. Living out their days in a time loop protecting them from the outside world, they face impending danger as hidden enemies try to hunt them down to steal their powers.

The movie also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, and Judi Dench.