Summer is the perfect time for movie studios to release fun, family friendly entertainment. As a mom I’m always looking for things to do with my kids during the lazy days of summer. Since I’m not a fan of heat and blazing sunshine, I like to take advantage of indoor activities as much as possible. That is why I enjoy taking the kids to the movies.
Coming to theaters next month is the film ParaNorman. It stars the voice talents of Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elaine Stritch. It’s directed by Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux, Flushed Away) and Chris Butler, as well as written by Chris Butler too.
Here is the film’s synopsis.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteams the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking 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.
Check out the film’s trailer. If you are reading this post via e-mail you can find the trailer here: http://www.focusfeatures.com/video/paranorman_the_trailer.
It looks like a fun movie that my kids would enjoy.
I like that they used stop animation. It seems like everything is CGI these days. It’s nice to see that some are making film “old school” with stop animation, similar to what they did for classic movies like Rudolph and A Year Without Santa Claus.
Here is another interesting video I think you might enjoy. It’s the Making of Norman which shows you how Norman’s body was made from start to finish. It’s fascinating to see how it evolved. You can also see the video here in case you are reading this via e-mail, http://www.focusfeatures.com/video/making_norman.
If you would like to learn more about the movie you can visit the official website, www.Paranorman.com. You can also follow the film on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ParaNorman) and on Twitter (@ParaNorman). You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ParaNorman too.
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