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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.
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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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 Home Video Rating: PG
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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)