When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? "Norman!" The animated comedy thriller ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the town's history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. Eleven-year-old Norman Babcock (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In) is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch's curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies suddenly rises from their graves, Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero—courage and compassion—as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Also starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein, Bernard Hill, Casey Affleck and Tempestt Bledsoe. Official Web Site

Directors:

Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Cast:

Voices of 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

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

1hr 32mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA