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. Despite being bullied at school, he has to use his power to save the town from a centuries-old curse. The curse includes, uh, paranormal beings. Such as zombies.

In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic 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.


Following LAIKA’s groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated animated feature “Coraline”, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.

ParaNorman is being directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, from Mr. Butler’s original screenplay. Mr. Fell was director of “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Flushed Away“. Mr. Butler was storyboard supervisor on Coraline and storyboard artist on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride“.

The voice cast also includes:

  • Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford)
  • Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie)
  • Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show)
  • Alex Borstein (Family Guy)
  • Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
  • Jeff Garlin (Toy Story 3)
  • John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Bernard Hill (Titanic)
  • Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air)
  • Leslie Mann (Rio)
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)

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Can this young, misunderstood boy take on the superhero role to save his town?

Find out when ParaNorman is released in our cinemas on the 16th August 2012 (Thursday).


For more informtion, visit their official website.

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