PARANORMAN is opening August 17th! The film follows Norman, a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead and his adventures as he takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse. The film is rated PG and is from the makers of Coraline. Leslie Mann, John Goodman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck and Kodi Smit-McPhee lend their voices to the film. I am looking forward to seeing this next week and giving a full review!
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteams 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.
I have been invited by Focus to a screening of Paranorman but all opinions are my own.