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ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the town’s history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. 11-year-old Norman Babcock (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee of Let Me In and The Road) 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 (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). At middle school, Norman dodges bullying Alvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), confides in the impressionable Neil (Tucker Albrizzi), and tries to tune out his blowhard teacher Mrs. Henscher (Alex Borstein).


ParaNormanNorman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), 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 (Bernard Hill) – 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 (Casey Affleck) as Sheriff Hooper (Tempestt Bledsoe) chases them all. Worse, the town is up in arms and taking up arms.

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Norman bravely summons up all that makes a hero – courage and compassion – as he finds his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. ParaNorman is Rated PG and is now out in the theaters… I know where I’m taking the kids this weekend!


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“ParaNorman” Ultimate Back to School Prize Pack

2 Winner’s Will Each Receive an Ultimate Prize Pack! The Prize Pack includes: Backpack, Hard cover novel, Slippers, Keyring, Nightlight, Green kids shirt, Black shirt, Toothbrush, Notebook, Pencil set, Activity book, Norman figure and Rubber bracelet. (Studio reserves the right to make substations if needed). Open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. See Rafflecopter for entry details. Ends 9/14

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  1. Avatar
    Raina Delrio
    August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I would win this for my son. We would love to see ParaNorman! We love Coraline and all things paranormal!

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    michelle warner
    August 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i would love to win this for my daughter she would love it

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    August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I would win this for my whole family!!! Everyone gets a lil zombie something:) We LOVED ParaNorman!!! Awesome job on animation and fun time for the whole family;0

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    Erin @ Making Memories
    August 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    We haven’t seen the movie yet. My kids think it looks scary. But I want to see it. I work in a middle school and I would love most of this for my office. The kids at school would love it!

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    Andrea Williams
    August 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I want to win this for my son.

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    susan hartman
    August 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    My godson saw the movie and loved it

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    Antoinette Galindo
    August 25, 2012 at 3:16 am


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    Antoinette Galindo
    August 25, 2012 at 3:19 am

    I want to win this prize for me and my little sister! Ahem, ANYWAY… I first heard about ParaNorman when I visited C2E2 in Chicago just this year. The second I saw the costumed characters of ‘Norman’ and some of the Undead Zombies, I instantly knew the creators from Laika were the ones promoting the film. I took a photo with the characters, got a cool ParaNorman bumper sticker and poster, and from that point, I began keeping track on all the updates on the movie. I followed ParaNorman on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Anything just to let me see the magic behind the making of the movie. Soon enough, it was finally the release date of the movie, and I saw it the same day at the local movie theater! As I had expected, the movie did not disappoint. From the unique non-stop animation, the engaging and funny storyline, and Norman’s awesome hair style, I was immersed. The beautiful colors and edgy look given to the characters and environments were top notch! Each character easily represented someone or some people we have or still do, deal with in our lives. They all seemed so real. That’s what I love about Laika’s awesome creations. They did a brilliant job on Coraline, and an even better job with ParaNorman. Last, but not least… THE SOUNDTRACK. It was BEAUTIFUL! I didn’t so much as enjoy it the first time seeing the movie, but the second time was just plain awesome. Animation is a big part of my life, so of course I’ve already seen the movie two times, and I suggest any of you to go out and see it as many times as possible. This movie was totally worth it. Out of five stars I would give ParaNorman a zombifying… 4 1/2 stars!

    Oh, and my favorite character was unsurprisingly, Norman Babcock! I felt like I could relate to him in the way he was bullied often… not so much seeing the whole ghost thing!’

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    Teh Doll
    August 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I would love to see this movie.. I want those slippers for my hubby!

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    Jennifer Rogers
    August 25, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I want to win this for my grand son Layne, he loves the previews on this movie!

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    Sherrie C.
    August 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I haven’t seen the movie but am looking forward to it! I would love to win this for my granddaughter, thanks 🙂


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    August 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Would love to win this for my kids! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

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    Kimberly B.
    August 26, 2012 at 1:50 am

    We haven’t seen the movie yet, but we want to. It definitely looks interesting.

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    Audra Weathers
    August 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    It looks like a cute movie; haven’t seen it yet. The prize pack would be for my daughter.

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    August 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I like to win this prize pack for my son.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    Seyma Shabbir
    August 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Have not yet seen it, win this for my son!

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    marci hurst
    August 28, 2012 at 4:33 am

    for my kids 🙂

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    Paul T/Pauline T
    August 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

    this is for my daughter – – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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    Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle
    August 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I have seen this movie and it’s fantastic. When we went to see it, my nephew commented about how he’d love to have slippers like Norman’s so that’s why I want to win it.

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    August 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I would like to win this for my daughter.

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    August 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I would like to win this for my kids (and myself). The movie looks awesome.

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    Amy Adams
    August 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I would love to win this for my two granddaughters. We have not seen the movie yet but we intend to.

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    August 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    My son and I saw this and loved it! I would love to win it for him!

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    Stephanie Grant
    August 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    We watched this movie last Friday and LOVED IT!!! I will be going to watch it again in 3D before it’s out of the theater!! I would love to win this for my son 🙂

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    Debbie Welchert
    September 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I would share this prize with my grandchildren and no I haven’t seen the movie yet. It looks like such a cute movie.

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    Austin Baroudi
    September 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I heard from my mom that it was great but I have yet to see it. I want to go tommorow when my girlfriend has the day off because it looks like something that we might like!

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    Nicole O.
    September 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    —————- I’d love to win this prize pack for my brother.

    —————- Saw the movie last night with my brother & sister & I LOVED it! THe animation was awesome & it had a great message. Neil was my fave character because he was so adorably funny & cute. I’m definitely getting it on DVD.

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    Kim H
    September 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I’d love to win this for my son.

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    Tami Vollenweider
    September 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

    This would be for my Nephew! I haven’t seen the Movie yet,but it looks pretty COOL!

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    Ellen Levickis
    September 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I would like to win this for my family

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    Karen Che
    September 6, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Would love to win this prize pack for my nieces. They’re obsessed with collecting ParaNorman stuff after seeing the movie so I’m doing my best to please them! All three of us loved the film and agreed that the movie is well-crafted, great storytelling, and has a bit of magic that ties it all together. It’s undoubtedly the film of the year.

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    September 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    ahhhhhhhh last chance to win this please pick me blonging about this grate movie since day one of it be talked about.

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    Jessica Carnaggio
    September 9, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I’d like to win this for my nephew.

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    September 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I’d love to win this for my nephew. Thanks!

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    September 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    for my kids/ family

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    Jacob Holzer
    September 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    My wife and I took our daughter to see ParaNorman a couple weeks ago. What a fun ride. We loved the story and admire all of the work put into making a stop motion film. Our daughter is completely enamored with Norman and his ghostly ability.

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    September 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I want to win the backpack for my nephew, who is on the waiting list for pre-K and will hopefully start soon.

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    September 12, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    we wont to win this so much

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    micheal dale grim
    September 13, 2012 at 11:04 am

    i would love to win this for my son!!!!

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    Missy L
    September 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’d like to win this for my son

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    Heather S
    September 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    my nephew would love this.

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    September 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I would like to win this for my whole family.
    Thanks for the chance!

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    Penny B W
    September 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    We did see the movie and really liked it! I would love to win this for my son!

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    Kimberly Bauer
    September 14, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I would win this for my daughter

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    September 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I have 3 kids I would split this prize up with

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    September 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I would love to win this for my son!

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    Cassandra Eastman
    September 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I would love to win this for my son!

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    Marti Parks
    September 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I have not seen it yet, but I want to. It looks like a really good movie.

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    Carmen S.
    September 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew, he loved this movie. Thanks for the chance!

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    September 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    kids would injoy it

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