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PG| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Young Norman Babcock (Kodi Smit-McPhee) has the ability to speak with the dead -- and he often prefers their company to that of the living. Norman receives word from his strange Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) that a centuries-old witch's curse on their town is real and about to come true -- and that only Norman can stop it. When zombies rise from their graves, Norman must summon all his courage and compassion and push his paranormal abilities to the limit to save his fellow townspeople.

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee , Tucker Albrizzi , Anna Kendrick , Casey Affleck , Christopher Mintz-Plasse , Leslie Mann , Jeff Garlin , John Goodman

Directors: Chris Butler , Sam Fell

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animated

Distributor: Focus Features

ParaNorman (2012)

Release Date: August 17th, 2012|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • November 27, 2012 alphagraphx
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    The movie was great , fantastic annimation.. A little overboard for the VERY young... But no need for all these Homophobes to reer their ugly heads with the public outcry. I am a happily married Hetero male who is secure enough in my own skin to admit that I am sick of all this Anti Gay rhetoric that shows up when in a simple children\'s movie has a character who admits he is a bit different. Most Children will have no problem with this until they see the reaction from their parents so it is in my opinion that the fault lies with the parents who introduce their children to this type of hate... And I say shame on you....

  • October 08, 2012 xohisgoldneyesxo
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    So all you stupid people who say they won\'t be taking their kids to see it because of the \"gay agenda\" being pushed on them just do yourself a favor and shut the *******. The movie was AWESOME, it had a great message about bullying without being in your face about it, adorable characters, and a perfect mixture of humor and a little bit of horror. And most importantly at the end when the jock reveals he\'s gay was phenomenal. Finally a non stereotypical gay man whose main characteristic wasn\'t being the token gay guy. So don\'t listen to prejudiced ********, go take your kids to an awesome family, feel good movie.

  • October 01, 2012 oo00000000130045
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    I woud of NEVER EVER took my daughter to see this if i knew about the Homosexual reference towards the end! That is a subject that does not belong in children films that are made for younger audiences - at the very least there should of been a warning or something in the marketing of the film ! Defintly would not recommend this movie to any of my friends who have kids

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Chris Butler, 'ParaNorman' Director, On Getting An Oscar Nod For Best Animated Film

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Sharon Knolle on Jan 10th, 2013 10:44AM

This morning, "ParaNorman" earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Picture. Afterward, Moviefone caught up with the film's co-director -- and first-time Oscar nominee -- Chris Butler. The British...

New DVD Blu-Ray: 'ParaNorman,' 'Men in Black 3'

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Nov 28th, 2012 1:29PM

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "ParaNorman" What's It About? When a vengeful witch unleashes a zombie plague on a small New England community, it's up to Norman, the horror-movie obs...

'ParaNorman': Behind The Scenes At Laika

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on Aug 15th, 2012 11:48AM

It must be simple to create a movie made for children, right?Completely, totally wrong. The amount of work that went into the creation of ParaNorman is staggering -- though watching the heartwarming t...

'ParaNorman' Directors Chris Butler And Sam Fell Talk Zombies And Kids Horror Films

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Aug 14th, 2012 4:55PM

"ParaNorman" tells the story of Norman Babcock, a horror-movie obsessed outcast who doesn't fit in with the other kids at school. But what they don't know is that Norman can communicate with ghosts --...

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