I am really looking forward to the stop-motion animated flick, ParaNorman, and coming from those behind Coraline, why wouldn’t I be? A new trailer has made its way online featuring our hero learning about his gift, and what he has to do to save his town. The voiceover comes from the great John Goodman, who voices Mr Prenderghast in the film. Check out the awesome, and deliciously dark new trailer at the bottom of this post.
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. ParaNorman arrives in UK cinemas on 14th September.
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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