Year: 2012
USA: Focus Features
UK: Universal Pictures International (UK)
Cast (voices of): Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Alex Borstein, Tempestt Bledsoe, Hannah Noyes
Directors: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Country: USA
USA & UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language
UK Certificate: PG contains mild comic horror and violence, frightening sequences and innuendo
USA Release Date: 17 August 2012
UK Release Date: 14 September 2012


Animation company Laika re-teams with Focus Features after their groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated stop-motion feature, CORALINE. PARANORMAN is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.

In comedy thriller PARANORMAN, a small town comes under siege from zombies. Who can the townsfolk call? They turn for help to the 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.