ParaNorman parents guide


Overall B-

Teased by his family and peers, Norman (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) feels the only friends he has are the dead people he can inexplicably see. But his unusual gift might make him a hero if he has the courage to stop a witch's curse that his ghost buddies have warned him about.

Release date August 17, 2012

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A

Why is ParaNorman rated PG? The MPAA rated ParaNorman PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is ParaNorman rated PG? ParaNorman is rated PG by the MPAA for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Violence: Frequent scenes of gruesome images include corpses and zombies with dismembered body parts. Zombies are hit by cars and subjected to other violence. Townspeople threaten to burn a building with children inside. A horror movie within this film depicts a zombie eating brains. A teacher calls her students “useless.” A witch attacks a young boy.

Sexual Content: A girl fawns over a shirtless boy. A boy is caught freeze-framing an aerobics video—we see a woman clothed in exercise wear. A boy reveals his sexual orientation when he mentions he has a boyfriend.

Language: A mild rude term for female breasts, a mild profanity and a term of Christian deity are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Frightening Scenes.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

ParaNorman is directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of ParaNorman movie is November 26, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: ParaNorman

Release Date: 27 November 2012

ParaNorman releases to home video in 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy). Extras include:

- Preliminary Animatic Sequences: With commentary from Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.

- Peering Through the Veil: A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of the weird and wonderful world of ParaNorman from building the characters to voicing them.

- Featurettes: Seven short segments showcasing Norman and his extraordinarily unusual costars.

- Feature Commentary: With Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.

- BD-Live (Exclusive HD Content)

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This movie comes from the same creative team as Coraline. Supernatural themes appear in the animated films Monster House and The Corpse Bride. And the adult thriller The Sixth Sense also follows a character that can see dead people.