Yes, yes, it IS a cartoon. But ParaNorman looks to be something slightly different.
Unlike its Pixar-born kin, ParaNorman takes animation to a dark place filled with zombies, ghosts and witches. No fluffy bunnies, ponies or pixies here.
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, 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. Following LAIKA’s groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.
The film stars (the voices of) the likes of Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) and looks to be enjoyable for all ages.
And to gear everyone up for it’s September 14th release, we have an exclusive clip for you…
ParaNorman will be released in cinemas across the UK on September 14th 2012