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The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, re-teaming the company with Focus Features after the ground breaking 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.
Kodi Smit-McPhee, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck,Elaine Stritch, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeff Garlin, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Hannah Noyes, Tucker Albrizzi, Bernard Hill
-Sam Fell (“The Tale of Despereaux,” “Flushed Away”)