PARANORMAN (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

ParaNorman—animated, action, adventure—has such wonderful stop motion animation that it is difficult to know, at first, that the movie does not rely entirely on computer generation rather than figurines positioned on platforms. The storyline could have been buffed a little to shine a bit higher, but this watch performs as a highly entertaining, creative, and imaginative watch. It’s new and fresh. This film serves as a child/adult share as well as a good family night out movie.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


A boy who lives beyond the normal of most humans takes on the job of ending a curse by entering the world of zombies, witches, and ghosts.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Chris Butler and Sam Fell for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Norman Babcok (Voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee), Neil (Voice of Tucker Albrizzi), Courtney Babcock (Voice of Anna Kendrick), Mitch (Voice of Casey Affleck), Alvin (Voice of Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Sandra Babock (Voice of Lese of Jeff Garlin), Grandma (Voice of Elaine Stritch), The Judge (Voice of Bernard Hill), Aggie (Voice of Jodelle Ferland), and Sheriff Hooper (Voice of Tempestt Bledsoe). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie deserves its watch due to its non-threatening introduction of normally ‘very scary’ characters that have been animated in such a way that the fright factor has been mitigated so that more focus can be placed on solving the situation rather than running away in fear. That factor moves it into a movie that can be enjoyed by all members of a family.

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