I’m not gonna lie… if my kid ends up like Norman in ParaNorman, I’ll consider it a job well goddamn done.
Here’s the new, longer trailer for the film, which is directed by Chris Butler (who worked on Coraline and Corpse Bride) and Sam Fell (who directed The Tale of Despereaux). It’s about a little outcast boy who sees ghosts, except he’s far more entertaining than that fuckin’ Osment kid. In fact, he’s downright charmy in his own weird horror movie way. Young Norman ends up having to save the world from zombies and witches and all manner of terrible things. It’s got a great animation style, and it looks fun as hell — it manages to be a little creepy and spooky without being too much for the kiddies. Frankly, I wish they made more kids movies with this kind of vibe.
Anyway, here’s the trailer for
my future son ParaNorman. Enjoy.