ParaNorman opens in theaters across the country tomorrow (Friday, August 17, 2012). I can’t wait to see it. I won’t be able to this weekend, but hopefully next weekend I can take my family to the theater to see it. It looks like a really fun movie. Plus it’s in 3D.
I’m sure many readers have already seen the movie’s trailer. I also have a clip from the film that you might enjoy. If you are reading this via e-mail you can find the clip here, http://focusfeatures.com/video/out_of_hand?film=paranorman.
Here is the movie’s synopsis;
ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the town’s history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. 11-year-old Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee of Let Me In and The Road) spends much of his days appreciating the finer points of scary movies and studying ghost lore. In fact, Norman is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). At middle school, Norman dodges bullying Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), confides in the impressionable Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), and tries to tune out his blowhard teacher Mrs. Henscher (Alex Borstein). Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch’s curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies – led by The Judge (Bernard Hill) – suddenly rises from their graves, Norman finds himself caught in a wild race against time alongside Courtney, Alvin, Neil, and Neil’s musclebound older brother Mitch (Casey Affleck) as Sheriff Hooper (Tempestt Bledsoe) chases them all. Worse, the town is up in arms and taking up arms. Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion – as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
ParaNorman is directed by Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux, Flushed Away) and Chris Butler. It was also written by Chris Butler. The talented voice cast includes 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.
If you would like to see the film’s trailer you can find it here, www.focusfeatures.com/video/paranorman_the_trailer.
In honor of the movie’s release I have some fun ParaNorman activity pages that you can download for FREE. It includes a maze, crossword puzzle, Freaky Fun Facts and more. To download the activity pages click on the bolded link (below).
If you would like to learn more about the movie you can check out the official website, www.ParaNorman.com. You can also find ParaNorman on Facebook and on Twitter (@ParaNorman). If you’d like to follow the conversation about the movie use the hashtag #ParaNorman on Twitter.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own.