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ParaNorman

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
ParaNorman
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From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his special powers to save his town from a centuries-old curse. In addition to spooky zombies, he'll also have to take on unpredictable ghosts, wily witches, and, worst of all, clueless grown-ups. But this young ghoul whisperer will soon find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Title: ParaNorman
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Bonus materials: preliminary animatic sequences ; peering through the veil: behind the scens of ParaNorman ; featurettes ; feature commentary with writer/director Chris Butler and director Sam Fell.
Release date: Nov. 27, 2012.
Summary: From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his special powers to save his town from a centuries-old curse. In addition to spooky zombies, he'll also have to take on unpredictable ghosts, wily witches, and, worst of all, clueless grown-ups. But this young ghoul whisperer will soon find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
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Statement of Responsibility: writer, Chris Butler ; directors, Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Performers: John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, Kodi Smit-Mcphee.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1), 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles.
English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Zombies Drama. Ghost plays.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Children's films
DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fantasy films.
Animated films.
Topical Term: Zombies
Ghost plays.
Publisher No: 62119753
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Feb 23, 2014
  • NightGoat72 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun movie with a great atmosphere and positive subtext I can really get behind. This is the kind of stuff more kids should be watching.

Oct 13, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

the first 5 min(?) are fantastic, the rest of the movie is ok with a couple of funny lines ... animation is very good
** Note ... always great to get a DVD that's all sticky and gunky!

Aug 09, 2013
  • theatregeek rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely Terrible. It is nothing like the really good Coraline.

Jul 19, 2013
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fairly standard and simple story. Occasional wit, but not very strong. Undemanding kids might like, but also might be scared.

Jul 08, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good movie! But I didn't like it as much as I loved Coraline.. but it's still a nice movie to watch if you love stop-motion animation :)

Jun 22, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is an average big budget animated family film. The style of animation is very Tim Burton-ish with the claymation and real effects. The voice acting was weak and the plot was a bit too wishy washy for my taste. The animation is this film's strength. Not a standout.

I enjoyed it and so did my four year old. She gets particularly scared of movies, so I didn't expect her to like it, but she keeps requesting I get it from the library again. There are some parts that she wants to cuddle during and she really doesn't want me to get off the couch at all during the movie (even after having seen it 4 times), but as I said, she loves it.

Is that what this looks like?

Jun 04, 2013
  • choco_loca_me rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie, but the last scene was a bit bland to me. Other than that, it was an awesome film.

May 04, 2013
  • a_esquimaux rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie gets The Neverending Story Award for dark children’s film that the young’uns will love for reasons they can’t quite pinpoint and then love even more when they grow-up and realize this film was implanting some pretty subversive thoughts on gender, sexuality, depression, alienation, mortality, existentialism etc. in their tender heads. “Kids' movies" CAN be entertaining and intelligent -- hear that, basically every other animation studio in the world? Also must be noted, this movie is absolutely gorgeous to look at, from the fluid stop-motion animation itself to the character designs to the “special effects” to the background to the -- well, just everything about it. CG animated films can be pretty, but not like this, this is something else, and I’m glad there’s at least one studio still practicing the art of stop-motion animation. Can we also have a round of applause for Jon Brion's score?

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Jul 06, 2013
  • andrepets rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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May 12, 2013
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Apr 02, 2013
  • lovesnoodles rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 19, 2013
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Jan 22, 2013
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In ParaNorman, 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.

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Apr 14, 2013
  • BethanyMota rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: May not be suitable for young ages.... Language that young kids may find bad

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Apr 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

(After a zombie has punched through the van's sunroof) Neil: "What do we do? What do we do? Mitch!" Mitch: "I don't know! I don't know!" Neil: "You're the oldest!" Mitch: "NOT MENTALLY!"

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