ParaNorman – Featurette (Introducing ParaNorman)

Universal Pictures Ireland have sent over a brand new featurette for Laika Animation’s forthcoming feature ParaNorman.The featurette shows the Laika animators hard at work and introduces the title character.

Norman is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift…he can see dead people! Which he does all the time. When his town is threatened by a zombie apocalypse it is up to Norman and his group of friends to find a way to save the town.

Laika Animation are most famous for bringing Neil Gaiman’s Coraline to the silver-screen and if ParaNorman is half as good as that was we are all in for a treat.

ParaNorman opens in Irish cinemas on September 14th, bbut you can catch a sneak peak at’s Movie Fest on Saturday, September 8th.

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Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Writer: Chris Butler

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick and Christopher Mintz-Plasse


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,” only the 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.