ParaNorman | 2012

Comedy, Adventure
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Writers: Chris Butler
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Norman

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... Neil

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... Courtney

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... Mitch

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... Alvin

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... Sandra Babcock

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... Perry Babcock

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... Grandma

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... The Judge

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... Aggie

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... Sheriff Hooper

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... Mrs. Henscher

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Company

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Entertainment Clearances, Inc.

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One Step Up Inc.

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Relativity Music Group

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Synopsis

In the town of Blithe Hollow locals profit from mining the town's history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. 11-year-old Norman Babcock spends much of his days appreciating the finer points of scary movies and studying ghost lore. In fact, Norman is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother. Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father, spacey mother, and deeply superficial older sister Courtney. At middle school, Norman dodges bullying Alvin, confides in the impressionable Neil, and tries to tune out his blowhard teacher Mrs. Henscher. Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast, who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch's curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople. Once a septet of zombies - led by The Judge - suddenly rises from their graves, Norman finds himself caught in a wild race against time alongside Courtney, Alvin, Neil, and Neil's musclebound older brother Mitch as Sheriff Hooper chases them all. Worse, the town is up in arms and taking up arms. Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero - courage and compassion - as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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