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ParaNorman

Released

Aug 17, 2012

Latest Home Video

Nov 26, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Cast

Kodi Smit-McPhee
Anna Kendrick
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Leslie Mann

Studio

2012 Focus Features

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Still shot from the movie: ParaNorman.

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is ParaNorman Rated PG?

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

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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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Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to ParaNorman.

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.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Frightening Scenes.
AB PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children
MB PG Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
QC G Not Recommended For Young Children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of ParaNorman...

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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Annon e. Mouse says: Aug. 18, 2012

(If you havent seen the movie read no further… MAJOR SPOILER ALERT)

I think the detailed review was actually inaccurate about the “witchcraft as a special gift” statement, because the point of the movie was actually that the seven ‘cursed’ were mistaken to assume that the accused person was a witch… The point was, she was a normal person with abnormal abilities similar to Norman’s… Only difference was the lightning thing, but remember, this was in a ghostly flashback that was somewhat melded with the present..

Allison111 says: Aug. 20, 2012

It was cute, but I wouldn’t take anyone under the age of 10 to see this movie.

I am an older sister, my sister being 5, and I recently went to see this with a few friends. With the scary images, violent and sexual references and brief language, I dismissed all thought of taking my sister to see this movie. And it’s a shame too, because it has a nice message of “we shouldn’t outcast people that are different”

Change The Rating says: Aug. 25, 2012

WARNING!!! DO NOT go see the movie!  Please sign the petition to get this movie rating upgraded to “R” as the content is this movie is ESPECIALLY inappropriate for a 13 year old.  Therefore even making this a PG13 would render inaccurate!  Please Sign & Share the petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/tell-the-mpaa-to-change-the-rating-of-paranorman

amb@embarqmail.com says: Sep. 22, 2012

Everyone please know at the end of this movie one of the main characters talks about HIS boyfriend.  Im a live and let live person but did not want to explain to my 6 and 10 year old boys about this yet and especially after a nice afternoon at the movies.  I agree that people shouldnt be mean to people who are different but I wish tv and movies would stop shoving it in my kids face like its normal when it is against our religous beliefs.

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