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A new poster has been revealed for Laika's upcoming stop-motion animated, 3-D movie, ParaNorman. Much like the recently released UK trailer, the new poster is focused on revealing ParNorman's undead, but, not to worry moms and dads, this isn't your typical zombie movie.
When a small Massachusetts town falls under siege from the undead because of a centuries-old curse, young local boy Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is called upon to save the town, since he is able to talk to the dead. For those that think ParaNorman reminds them of 2009's Coraline, it's no coincidence since animation studio Laika worked on both movies.
ParaNorman was directed by The Tale of Despereaux's Sam Fell and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline) from a script by Butler. The voice cast includes Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann.
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- Ryan Gowland
We've been tracking Ari Folman's film The Congress for three years. That's because Folman's last film was Waltz With Bashir, a great animated look at a soldier's unreliable perspective on war. The Congress is something quite different, however. Based on a story by noted speculative fiction author Stanislaw Lem, this one features Robin Wright, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Paul Giamatti and Danny Huston in a story -- greatly reworked from Lem's text -- about an actress who makes a deal that changes her future in ways she could never predict. It is a sci-fi story, of sorts, and the film is being constructed in an usual manner. There is a big live-action component, but a good amount of the movie will be animated. A new interview with Folman makes the film sound like it is on track, but taking time to complete. Folman told Cinemascope  (via Anne Thompson ) that there is »
- Russ Fischer
Though it's taking its time to get here "The Congress," Ari Folman's ambitious follow-up to his celebrated "Waltz With Bashir," continues to tease, and this new look dug up by Thompson On Hollywood (via Cinemascopian) is the most intriguing yet. If you feel like you've been hearing about this movie forever, you kind of have. Based on the short story "The Futurological Congress" by Stanislaw Lem, the first footage for this one started knocking around as far back as the spring of 2010, but the high concept seems to be one Folman is eager to get right before he shows it off to the world. Starring Robin Wright, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Paul Giamatti and Danny Huston, the story follows an aging, out-of-work actress (Wright) who accepts one last job so she can make ends meet to care for her disabled son (we presume McPhee). The twist? A major studio will scan »
Directed by animation veterans Chris Butler and Sam Fell, and featuring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, Let Me In), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight Saga) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad, Kick-Ass), the film follows a quirky kid who can communicate with the dead and is thrust into a heroic situation when a curse puts his entire town in the middle of a zombie invasion.
Catch up on the trailer and synopsis here if you haven’t already seen it, and check out the colorful one-sheet of what will surely be a fantastic stop-motion 3D adventure below!
Paranorman hits theaters in the Us August 17th, 2012.
- Micah Phillips
The initial teaser trailer and a more brief international trailer gave us a decent glimpse into the world of Laika's new stop-motion animated feature ParaNorman, but now a crafty piece of promotional material has made its way online in the form of a fictional town newsletter from the town of Blithe Hollow. It seems to set the backdrop for the story following a young boy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee from Let Me In) who can speak to the dead and must save his town from a zombie uprising. There are some nice touches included ads for Witchy Wieners and Bar Gento, and this is a great piece of promo material. See it below! Check out the newsletter for Blithe Hollow from ParaNorman via Empire (click to download the Pdf): Norman, a boy who's able to speak with the dead, has to take on zombies, ghosts, witches and, worst of all, »
- Ethan Anderton
This is, admittedly, an oddity. But here for your viewing pleasure is a sneak peek at the world you'll be entering when you see ParaNorman, out on September 14 next year. It is, well, a town newsletter for the small community of Blithe Hollow, home to young Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and his unusual ability to see dead people.Click image to download Pdf (8Mb)The film looks to have a Burton-esque mixture of weirdness and charm about it, as outcast young Norman becomes the town's only hope when the dead rise and walk the Earth (as you can see below, there's a witch's curse involved). John Goodman voices Norman's crazy uncle Mr Prenderghast, with Anna Kendrick as his cheerleader sister. There are reports from both characters here, as well as a report involving Witchy Weiners which amused us quite a bit. brightcove.createExperiences();ParaNorman is directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, »
Second poster for Laika’s stop motion animated movie ParaNorman is now online. It comes from the team behind Coraline and The Corpse Bride. Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) stars as Norman. Other actors lending their voices to the proceedings include Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. In the comedy thriller, [...]
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- Allan Ford
Release Date: June 1
The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!
Release Date: June 1
- Scott Harris
Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), a boy who can speak to the dead, must save his town from a zombie uprising in the new animated family film scheduled for theatrical release on August 17th, 2012. When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, 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. Video: ParaNorman trailer (MSN Exclusive) Featuring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Leslie Mann, ParaNorman is scheduled for theatrical »
- Eric Whitman
A new international one-sheet for the upcoming sliver of animated horror known as ParaNorman has hit the interwebs that offers a unique perspective on the fun-filled terrors to come. Dig it!
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.
- Uncle Creepy
To go along with the new trailer for ParaNorman that made its debut earlier this week, we now have a copy of the new poster that was just released. ParaNorman is directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away) and Chris Butler (Coraline), and involves a young boy named Norman who must save his town from zombies:
“In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Mr. 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.
- Jonathan James
Animator Chris Butler, part of the team behind Coraline and Corpse Bride, steps behind the camera for Paranorman, hitting theaters on August 17, 2012. Co-directed by Sam (Flushed Away) Fell, and backed by an all-star team of cinematographer Tristan (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit) Oliver, composer Jon (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Magnolia) Brion, and producers Travis (Coraline) Knight and Arianne (A Nightmare Before Christmas) Sutner, the film arrives with a rich lineage in fantasy and stop-motion animation.
Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a little boy with the gift to see and communicate with the dead, to the amazement of his friends and dismissal of his family. When the deceased rise and besiege the little town where he lives, it is up to Norman and his pals to save the day.
In addition to the second trailer, Laika and Focus Features has released a boney teaser one-sheet for their animated horror comedy Paranorman, which looks like the best animated genre film since Monster House. 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) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock"), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Alex Borstein ("Family Guy"), Jodelle Ferland (Case 39, Silent Hill, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse). »
We may be reaching a saturation point with zombies, but how would you like a taste of animated zombies? Laika, the animation studio that brought Neil Gaiman’s Coraline to animated life, is bringing zombies to life in a different light than we’re used to with their new family horror feature film, ParaNorman.
This stop-motion animation film is “about a young boy who can see the dead and must protect his town from a zombie invasion.” ParaNorman makes zombies family-friendly with a mixture of comedy and stop-motion-style thrills. Check out the new UK trailer for ParaNorman below!
International Trailer: ParaNorman
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In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
If you’re a fan of Burton-esque weirdness, things that go bump in the night or (especially) Coraline, then ParaNorman is the film for you.And to celebrate we bring you a brand new poster and trailer which you watch below.Kodi Smit-McPhee voices the little boy who can speak to ghosts – but who’s in big trouble when the dead start walking through town. The voice cast also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick and Jodelle Ferland, but it’s really all about Laika Studio’s gorgeous stop-motion animation… brightcove.createExperiences();ParaNorman 3D will be hitting in cinemas next year on September 14. »
Following its Oscar-nominated children's fantasy film Coraline, released in 2009, the American animation studio Laika is bringing us ParaNorman.
The comedy thriller is only the second stop-motion animated feature after Coraline to be made in 3D. A new trailer has been released and is embedded below along with plot, cast and crew details.
When a small town comes under siege by zombies, a misunderstood local boy called Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is able to speak with the dead is the only one who can help.
But his paranormal powers may be pushed to their limits when, in addition to the zombies, he has to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
- David Bentley
The teaser trailer for the upcoming, stop-motion animated, 3-D movie ParaNorman dazzled us with its surreal images of zombies, ghosts and toilet paper creatures, all scored with Donovan's "Season of the Witch". But the latest trailer, released by MSN UK, makes an even stronger case for why ParaNorman is a must-see next August by displaying some of the movie's story and humor.
Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is just your average kid who just happens to be able to speak to the dead, including his own grandmother. However, when zombies come out of the ground to attack his small Massachusetts town, Norman is called upon to save it from its evil curse. In this trailer, it's easier to see how animated zombie movie could actually be enjoyable for the whole family to watch.
Next Showing: ParaNorman opens Aug. 17
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- Ryan Gowland
Thanks to MSN, we now have a brand new trailer for the upcoming stop-motion animated movie "ParaNorman," from the makers of "Coraline." It feature a voice cast comprised of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Check out the trailer below. Plot: A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (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 new movie is directed by Chris Butler ("Coraline" storyboard supervisor) and Sam Fell (Flushed Way). It is set to hit theaters on August 17th, 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »
After the success of Coraline stop motion animation house Laika are continuing to look to kid friendly supernatural tales to keep the good times rolling and next up is ParaNorman.In the comedy thriller, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, 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.Due to hit screens in August, ParaNorman is co-directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell with a voice cast that includes Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Tempestt »
While the marketing campaign for Christian Bale's final turn as Batman is just starting to get under way, the buzz continues to swell for his other movie, The Flowers of War, a wartime drama directed by Chinese legend Yimou Zhang. We got a peek at some of the footage in the first foreign language trailer, but today, via Deadline, comes the new English-language version. The Flowers of War opens in limited release this December 23. Also today, MSN has premiered the latest trailer for Focus Features' animated adventure comedy ParaNorman. The teaser trailer premiered about a month ago, featuring voice work by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Caey Affleck, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, among others. This latest version drives the point home that Norman can see and...
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