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ParaNorman 2012

  • Sam Fell, Chris Butler
  • August 17, 2012
  • 90 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
It's all fun and games until someone raises the dead.
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.


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Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Love this movie so much! Should've won the Oscar!

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Brilliant movie, and the stop motion was absolutely perfect! I was surprised since it's a kids movie, and it's definitely more scary and emotional than other children movies. Definitely a great movie to watch!

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A lot of horror-type movies in animation this year. This one is pretty good, and despite it's comedy look and feel has a decidedly darker tone that even Frankenweenie. And it makes it pretty good because it challenges some of the conventions found in most animated movies. It takes the audience a bit out of their comfort zone, both in terms of character and storyline (I won't spoil the big reveal about one of the characters at the end), so if you're looking for a "safe" animated movie, this isn't for you. But I liked it a lot for challenging the norm. The paranorm, if you will. rimshot

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