ParaNorman DVD Review
- DVD Release Date: November 27, 2012
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Run Time: 93 minutes
- Number of discs: 1
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Studio: Focus Features
- ASIN: B005LAII62
Briefly, misunderstood Norman Babcock (Koda Smit-McPhee) can see and talk to the dead. No one in Blithe Hollow really understands him. His peers are especially cruel and mean. Deceased Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) charges him with saving the town and its town folk from an old witch’s curse. With misunderstandings, expectations, and assumptions, working against him, he discovers the truth about the zombies and gives them and Aggie (Jodelle Ferland) peace and a sentimental ending.
I like the paranormal/paraNorman play of words. ParaNorman is an original yet strange comedy-horror telling with voice talents suited to their roles. It has a witty script and decent goth gags. CGI and stop motion puppet filming are well animated. Be forewarned that this movie (rated PG) can be frightening and scary for extremely young kids. ParaNorman is teen aware. Its insight “Be nice to everyone” is something that today’s older tweens and middle schoolers really need.
ParaNorman released to home video November 27, 2012, has a SMRP is $34.98. This feature film, available online and in many retailers nationwide, has a 123 minute running time. It also includes Special Features: Preliminary Animatic Sequences; Peering Through the Veil: Go Behind the Scenes to See How This Stunning Stop-Motion Animation was Created; Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Chris Butler and Director Sam Fell: 7 Featurettes on The Making of PARANORMAN.
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