Focus Features has released five new TV Spots ParaNorman
, the new family horror feature from Coraline
animation studio LAIKA,
ParaNorman is about a young boy named Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee
) who can talk to dead people. When his small town is attacked by zombies, his strange talent suddenly puts him in a position to be an unlikely hero.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. 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. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, 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.
The upcoming stop-motion animated adventure is directed by Chris Butler
and Sam Fell
(The Tale of Despereaux, Flushed Away), and the voice cast also includes Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill
(Titanic), Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
, and Elaine Stritch
ParaNorman hits theatres on August 17th, 2012.
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