Genre: Action and Adventure, Animation, Kids and Family, Comedy
Casts: Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, KodiSmit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick
Directors: Chris Butler (XII), Sam Fell
Animation company LAIKA releases its new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller Paranorman, an endearing, emotional, and exciting film perfect for the kids and kids at heart. Reteaming with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline, ParaNorman is 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 the misunderstood local boy named Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who has the ability to speak with the dead. In addition to 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. With solid storytelling, clever humor and incredible animation skills and craftsmanship, ParaNorman is considered better than your average kid-friendly fare.