General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 2012
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Writers: Chris Butler
Casts: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, John Goodman, Hannah Noyes, Jack Blessing
IMDB: ParaNorman (2012) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.3

Reviews

100
Charlotte Observer - Lawrence Toppman
It's freakishly funny, suddenly tender, gleefully macabre, genuinely scary, and full of a moral - fear turns weak people into bullies - which is dosed out so gently that it never tastes like medicine.
88
New York Post - Lou Lumenick
ParaNorman is probably the year's most visually dazzling movie so far, and the stunning climax centering on an 11-year-old witch (Jodelle Ferland) is too good to spoil.
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - Rick Groen
Norman is the "freak" bullied and ostracized and otherwise degraded by the alive-and-well crowd. Such is the outcast fate of most heroes in the best children's tales. And ParaNorman, a ghoulishly delightful exercise in stop-motion animation, is a very good children's tale indeed.
88
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Williams
It's not warm and fuzzy, but for kids who comprehended "Coraline" and babysitters who savored "The Corpse Bride," this stop-motion marvel from some of the same animators is like an early Halloween treat.

ParaNorman (2012)


In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.