ParaNorman


1h 33m 2012

Brief 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 an

Film Details

Also Known As
L' étrange pouvoir de Norman, étrange pouvoir de Norman
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Entertainment Clearances, Inc.; Focus Features; Laika; Lucasfilm, Ltd.; Marin County; One Step Up, Inc.; Skywalker Sound; Technicolor; Warner Bros. Sound; Warner Brothers Studios; Wieden+Kennedy
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/FOCUS FEATURES/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI); Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Bontonfilm; Empire; Finnkino Oy; Focus Features; Forum; Karantanija; Ro Image 2000; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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.

Crew

Darrel Abney

Modelmaker

Benjamin William Adams

Sculptor

Jill Ahlstrand

Character Animation

Daniel Alderson

Animator

Marco Alicea

Sound Department

Elodie Massa Allen

Costumes

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Enrico Altmann

Modelmaker

Brandon Aman

Production Finance

Zack Anderson

Assistant

Mitzi Ang

Executive

Graham Annable

Storyboard Artist

Steve Arguello

Modelmaker

Heidi Armour

Hair

Heidi Armour

Hair

Tim Arp

Models

Ashley Arrison

Assistant

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Craig Atkinson

Animator

Amy Bailey

Executive

Andy Bailey

Animator

Erin Baldwin

Production Finance

Colette Barber

Stage Manager

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

John Barrett

Music Engineer

Cody Bartol

Coordinator

Rogers Bassett

Costumes

Scott Baxter

Rotoscope Artist

Will Becher

Animator

Joe Beckley

Matte Painter

Elecia Beebe

Models

Kristen Riehl Behlings

Hair

Matthew Beightol

Rotoscope Artist

Rob Bekuhrs

Animator

Kyle Bell

Animator

Ludovic Berardo

Animator

Alfred Berger

Compositor

Daniel Berman

Technical Coordinator

Andy Berry

On-Set Dresser

Andy Biddle

Animator

John-michael Bills

Compositor

Alice Bird

Art Director

Kim Blanchette

Animator

Mary Blankenburg

Greensman

Robert Blau

Technical Coordinator

Stephen Bodin

Painter

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Designer

Greg M Boettcher

Models

Taylor Bolding

Assistant

Chris Bolster

Music Engineer

Justin Boly

Art Department

Shea Bordo

Art Department

Yvonne Boudreaux

Set Designer

E.m. Bowen

Production

Patrick Bradach

Executive

Kane Brassington

Rotoscope Artist

Marisa Bravo

Executive

Jeff Brewer

Modelmaker

Scott Brewer

Sound Engineer

David Brewster

2-D Animator

Jon Brion

Music

Jon Brion

Music Conductor

Mark Brokaw

Models

Matthew Brooks

On-Set Dresser

Vera Brosgol

Storyboard Artist

Phil Brotherton

Art Director

Jason Bryant

Production Accountant

Tory Bryant

Painter

Jada Budrick

Color

Jon David Buffam

Painter

Jared Bumgarner

Art Department Coordinator

Chris Butler

Screenplay

Billy Cabey

Assistant

Trevor Cable

Technical Coordinator

Danny Caccavo

Sound Department

Marbella Calvillo

Rotoscope Artist

Simon Campbell

Music

Ercilia Campos

Models

Tony Candelaria

Art Department

Mario Capellari

Cg Supervisor

Dominic Cardoso

Visual Effects

Nik E Carey

Art Department

Jake Carlson

Assistant Camera

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Costumes

John Carpenter

Song

John H Carpenter

Song

Tyson Carpenter

Gaffer

Gil Carreras

Color Timer

Dexter Caseres

Art Department

Daniel Casey

Cg Supervisor

Eric Caudieux

Music Editor

Skylr Chamberlin

Matchmove Artist

Artuto Chaney

Song Performer

Artuto Chaney

Song

Tony P Chen

Models

Rachel Cherry

Art Department

Ronn L. Chick

Song Performer

Ronn L. Chick

Song

Nick Childs

Compositor

Yin-yee Chung

Production Finance

David A. Cohen

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Blake Collins

Foley Mixer

Brian Collins

Technical Coordinator

Rosemary Colliver

Executive

Alan Cook

Graphic Designer

Deborah Cook

Costume Designer

Karch Coon

Rotoscope Artist

Dino Coons

Office Runner

Jayson Cooper

Construction

Mark Cooper

Cgi Artist

Ralph Cordero

Modelmaker

Michael Cordova

Compositor

Alicia Cortes

Props

John Countryman

Video

Emanuela Cozzi

Storyboard Artist

Jeff Croke

Animator

Kate Crossley

Post-Production Supervisor

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Payton Curtis

Animator

Phil Dale

Animator

Trevor Dalmer

Concept Artist

Trevor Dalmer

Character Animation

Charles Daniels

Greensman

David Davenport

Production Assistant

Clive Davis

Song

Bradley W Day

Production Finance

Anthony Defilipps

Art Department

Michelle L Demello

Scenic Artist

Nicolas Donald Denton

Song

Robert Desue

Art Director

Justin Diamond

Modelmaker

Jenny Dimartino

Marketing

Jon Dobson

Visual Effects

Dave Drusky

Technical Coordinator

Richard Duarte

Foley Mixer

Rob Ducey

Director Of Engineering

Mattzilla Duron

Models

Dustin Dybevik

Rotoscope Artist

Elsa Dye

Costumes

Brian Elliot

Animator

Matt Ellsworth

Assistant

Steve Emerson

Compositing Supervisor

Curt Enderle

Set Designer

Ronald Eng

Supervising Sound Editor

K C Englander

Production Assistant

David J Epstein

Production Assistant

Kent Estep

Cgi Artist

Toby Ethridge

Executive

Ime Etuk

Assistant Director

Kate Evans

Executive

Ashley Farber

Software Engineer

Aaron Ferguson

Carpenter

Frank Figueroa

Color

Adam Fisher

Animator

Nicole Fitzhugh

Coordinator

Jonathan Flack

Cgi Artist

Ralph Foster

Associate Editor

John Henry Frankenhauser

Technical Coordinator

Wendy Frankenhauser

Executive

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Sound Editor

Phillip Fraschetti

Compositor

Aidan Fraser

Compositor

Matthew Fried

Associate Producer

Toby Froud

Art Department

Liz Gaden

Assistant Editor

Mark Gaiero

Art Department

Michael Gall

Gaffer

Kingman Gallagher

Art Department

Bryan Garver

Gaffer

Matt Gaston

Animator

Gary Gatewood

Assistant Camera

Kathy Germer

Production Finance

Claud Gilbert

Carpenter

Todd Gilchrist

Visual Effects Editor

Duncan Gillis

On-Set Dresser

Vanessa Gifford Gillis

Costumes

Andy Glen

Music Engineer

Joe Gorski

Animator

Michelle Gorski

Animator

Justin Graham

Rotoscope Artist

Michael Granger

Technical Coordinator

Martha Mittens Grant

Visual Effects

Julie Grasher

Costumes

Betse Green

Executive

Jesse Gregg

On-Set Dresser

Lila Hamilton Grey

Greensman

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Shawn Griswold

Rotoscope Artist

John Guentner

Foley Mixer

Brian Kelly Hahn

Foreman

Jerry Hall

Compositor

Cara Hallowell

Visual Effects Coordinator

James Wilder Hancock

Gaffer

Brian Hansen

Animator

Ben Harris

Casting Associate

Morgan Hay

Art Department

Georgina Hayns

Character Animation

Gunnar Heidar

Assistant Camera

Micah Henrie

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
L' étrange pouvoir de Norman, étrange pouvoir de Norman
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Horror
Thriller
Release Date
2012
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Entertainment Clearances, Inc.; Focus Features; Laika; Lucasfilm, Ltd.; Marin County; One Step Up, Inc.; Skywalker Sound; Technicolor; Warner Bros. Sound; Warner Brothers Studios; Wieden+Kennedy
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/FOCUS FEATURES/WARNER BROS. PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (WBI); Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Bontonfilm; Empire; Finnkino Oy; Focus Features; Forum; Karantanija; Ro Image 2000; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Universal Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Wide Release in United States August 17, 2012

Released in United States on Video November 27, 2012

Project will be shot using stop-motion animation.

Released in United States on Video November 27, 2012

Wide Release in United States August 17, 2012