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Teaser Poster for Coraline crew's latest, ParaNorman

Oct. 25, 2011by: Alex Riviello

Focus Features has just released the first poster for PARANORMAN. This is the latest film from LAIKA, the animation studio made famous by their incredible adaptation of Neil Gaiman's CORALINE. 

Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler from an original story by the latter, PARANORMAN is about a young kid with strange powers.

A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Norman Babcock is an outcast in his small New England town. When a horde of zombies is unleashed on the populace, Norman learns he must use his paranormal powers to make things right again. That’s not an easy task when you’re only eleven. And you’ve just been grounded. 

Here's the poster.

A trailer should be on the way later this week. 

As well as Kodi Smit-McPhee (LET ME IN) voicing Norman the film boasts an impressive cast consisting of Casey Affleck, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Bernard Hill, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland and Elaine Stritch.

The crew is equally impressive as well, with Arianne Sutner (THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU) and Laika President and CEO Travis Knight serving as producers. Oscar winner Brian Van’t Hul (KING KONG, CORALINE) is Visual Effects Supervisor, Nelson Lowry (FANTASTIC MR. FOX, CORPSE BRIDE) is Production Designer and Tristan Oliver (WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT) is Director of Photography. With a crew like that (who's worked on some of the best animated films of the last few years) you just know that the animation is going to be top notch.

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3:18PM on 10/28/2011

First trailer

The first trailer is now released!
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The first trailer is now released!
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2:48AM on 10/27/2011
I really dig the poster, and the synopsis!
I really dig the poster, and the synopsis!
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7:50AM on 10/26/2011
Cant wait! Just a little worried because of the date of release, I think would be more appropiate for a fall release though. Spooky movies dont do well in summer season.
Cant wait! Just a little worried because of the date of release, I think would be more appropiate for a fall release though. Spooky movies dont do well in summer season.
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12:27AM on 10/27/2011
It's a stupid holdover from the drive-in days of theatrical releases, when it made *sense* to release your spooky movie during the dog days of summer.

Clearly, whoever their producers are, they are old.
It's a stupid holdover from the drive-in days of theatrical releases, when it made *sense* to release your spooky movie during the dog days of summer.

Clearly, whoever their producers are, they are old.
7:02PM on 10/25/2011
this definitely sounds good and very interesting!
this definitely sounds good and very interesting!
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7:00PM on 10/25/2011
Oh my God, yes!!
Oh my God, yes!!
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5:56PM on 10/25/2011
man, they definitely have some talent on this project. can't wait to see hordes of zombies and ghosts in this animation style
man, they definitely have some talent on this project. can't wait to see hordes of zombies and ghosts in this animation style
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5:31PM on 10/25/2011
More zombies......just what we needed. I guess it sells.

Hopefully this great crew and production team can take it in a new direction.
More zombies......just what we needed. I guess it sells.

Hopefully this great crew and production team can take it in a new direction.
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5:27PM on 10/25/2011

Awesome

I love that poster design style!! Very "1930's Monster Movie-esqe"!
I love that poster design style!! Very "1930's Monster Movie-esqe"!
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5:11PM on 10/25/2011

Shut Up.

There's no way this is really a movie. You're kidding. I know you are. It's April Fools. Or I'm dreaming. That's it. I'm dreaming.

There's just no way a movie that looks this awesomely stellar is being made. There's no way.
There's no way this is really a movie. You're kidding. I know you are. It's April Fools. Or I'm dreaming. That's it. I'm dreaming.

There's just no way a movie that looks this awesomely stellar is being made. There's no way.
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5:04PM on 10/25/2011
Been looking forward to this since I first heard about it. Maybe a darkhorse winner for Best Animated Film this year now that Pixar shit the bed? I'm guessing it's either this or Tintin in the end.
Been looking forward to this since I first heard about it. Maybe a darkhorse winner for Best Animated Film this year now that Pixar shit the bed? I'm guessing it's either this or Tintin in the end.
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6:24PM on 10/25/2011
It's out next summer so it will win the Oscars in 2013 ;)
It's out next summer so it will win the Oscars in 2013 ;)
6:40PM on 10/25/2011
lmao. Oh right. Moving on....
lmao. Oh right. Moving on....
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