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Rated PG · 96 minutes · 2012

Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Fantasy
Here is a stop-animation movie that isn’t afraid to be creepy. Norman (the voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) can see dead people and has premonitions; as a result, he gets picked on at school and yelled at by his parents. As it turns out, he’s the only person who can save the town from a curse involving zombies and witches. Directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell have put together a great-looking movie, and Butler’s script actually pushes the PG rating to the point where adults might be surprised by what they have taken their kids to see. As for this being too scary for kids, let me tell you that the kids were screaming—with delight—at my screening. The film also features the voices of John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. One of the year’s best animated films.
Official Site: www.paranorman.com
Director: Chris Butler and Sam Fell
Producer: Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Alex Borstein, Tempestt Bledsoe and Hannah Noyes

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Chicago Reader Speaking to spooks ParaNorman, another macabre animation from the producers of Coraline by J.R. Jones 08/17/2012
The Coast Halifax ParaNorman Wickedly fun no matter what age by Jacob Boon 08/16/2012
Chicago Reader Chicago International Children's Film Festival Facets, Music Box, and other venues host the 29th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival by J.R. Jones 10/24/2012
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Creative Loafing Charlotte ParaNorman enlivens end of summer Rating: *** by Matt Brunson 08/17/2012
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Style Weekly Movie Review: "ParaNorman" Gorgeous visuals are mangled by a zombified story. by Wayne Melton 08/28/2012
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Colorado Springs Independent Throwing a misfit: ParaNorman The heart of the story is an exploration of bullying that's startlingly complex. by Scott Renshaw 08/15/2012

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