In the holiday craziness I forgot to share with you the PARANORMAN was released to home video! This cute stop-motion animation movie is now available in a Blu-ray 3D combo pack, a Blu-ray combo pack, or DVD, there’s one for every family’s needs (although I suggest getting the 3D version – 3D TV’s are so reasonably priced now and you’ll have the disc for future use).
PARANORMAN may not be for everyone. There are some scary scenes, sexual innuendo, some language, and some intense situations. It’s perfect for the tween, teens and adults and gives you chance to talk about bullying, feeling different, and loneliness. All things kids suffer with.
The star of the film is Norman, an 11-year old misfit in middle-school. As if that age isn’t hard enough, he has the ability to talk to ghosts. In that world, he’s popular; but in the real world he’s relentlessly taunted by bullies.
The characters are quirky and the movie has themes of friendship and teamwork, but they’re wrapped up with zombies, ghost, gloom and doom. The 3D adds to and enhances the creepiness of the film and didn’t distract from the beauty of the film. This 3D fits perfectly.
The film is beautifully done and humorous in a very dark way. It’s from the makers of [amazon_link id="B002SEQ8ZC" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Coraline [/amazon_link]– if that’s a film you loved, then this is one you’ll want to own for sure.
RATED: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
A Video Interview with the Animators of PARANORMAN
Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Anna Kendrick (The Twilight Saga), Casey Affleck (Tower Heist,), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (WALL-E), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill), Tempestt Bledsoe (Guys with Kids), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), and John Goodman (Monsters, Inc.
- PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES: With commentary from Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.
- PEERING THROUGH THE VEIL: A special 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.
EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM COMBO PACK:
- Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
- UltraViolet and Digital Copy
- BD-LIVETM : Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
- pocket BLUTM app: Uses iPad®,iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
- Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
- Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
- Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
- Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
- Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
- uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
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Photo Credit: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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