ParaNorman Brushes Teeth, Saves World in First Trailer


ParaNorman (2012) Movie Image

Not necessarily in that order. Though he does walk around, sees spooky stuff, and brushes his teeth. Take a gander at the first trailer for Chris Butler and Sam Fell’s stop-motion adventure “ParaNorman” below. I’m guessing they don’t have the voices down yet, thus the whole thing is played to Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” song. Curious they’re releasing a theatrical trailer already without a voice track. Of course, if they did it on purpose, then it’s certainly a novel approach to selling a kid’s movie.

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.

Featuring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jodelle Ferland.

Norman saves the day August 17, 2012.

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  • Dedpool

    This actually sounds cool, and it’s stop motion! I LOVE STOP MOTION!!!

    • Tin Hoang

      It does look cool. Same people that did Coraline, which was really great. And that song was great.

      • Dedpool

        I LOVE Coraline! It was one of my first reviews here! I’m so in for this now. Dunno how I missed that. But I gotta watch this before the lil one, even if she is being a zombie (her idea) for Halloween.