The first ever TV spot for Chris Butler and Sam Fell’s animated comedy, ParaNorman, has landed and it is great fun to watch. The people behind Coraline have not lost their touch with this latest spooky animation, and ParaNorman is shaping up to be one of the highlights in 2012’s animation world.
The film is directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell. Butler also write the screenplay. This will be LAIKA and Focus Pictures’ second stop-motion animated 3D film, after the superb Coraline. Click here for our previous stories
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, moronic 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 voice cast includes Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Tempestt Bledsoe (“The Cosby Show”), Jeff Garlin (Toy Story 3), John Goodman (Red State, Matinee, Monsters, Inc.), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Leslie Mann (Rio), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night 3D, How to Train Your Dragon), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch (“30 Rock”), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”), and Jodelle Ferland (Case 39, Silent Hill, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).
By Matt Wavish