August 17, 2012
Studio: Focus Features
Directors: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
MPAA Rating: PG (for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language)
Screenwriter: Chris Butler
Starring: John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Leslie Mann, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alex Borstein, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tempestt Bledsoe
Copyright Holder: N/A
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated "Coraline." "ParaNorman" is, following "Coraline," the company's second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In "ParaNorman," a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.