PARANORMAN nationwide

Focus Features releases this creepy family-fantasy film From Laika Entertainment, about a young boy who sees dead people. The 3-D stop-motion effort was co-directed by Chris Butler (who supplied storyboards for CORALINE and Tim Burton’s CORPSE BRIDE)  and Sam Fell (who directed THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and FLUSHED AWAY). , from a script by Butler. With the voices of Anna Kendrick Leslie Mann, Elain Stritch, Jodelle Ferland, Temptestt Bledsoe, Casey Affleck, and John Goodman.

This first trailer features Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” to good effect, but the result is considerably moodier than the second trailer, which presents the film as more conventionally comical.

Release date: Friday, August 17, 2012

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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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