History ShoutOut / ParaNorman

4th May '17 7:14:20 PM ironballs16
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*** Confirmed by [[WordOfGod the commentary]]. And the reason they call Salma instead of bringing her along because that's what would happen in real life. The gang wouldn't bring Velma on the dangerous adventure, they'd call her whenever they needed information.

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*** Confirmed by [[WordOfGod the commentary]]. And the reason they call Salma instead of bringing her along because that's what would happen in real life. The gang wouldn't bring Velma on the dangerous adventure, [[MissionControl they'd call her whenever they needed information.information]].
17th Apr '17 7:31:42 AM Infection
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* The confrontation between [[spoiler:Norman and Aggie]] during the film's is eerily similar to that of the ending of ''Film/TheFountain'', right down to the color palette and music.

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* The confrontation between [[spoiler:Norman and Aggie]] during the film's climax is eerily similar to that of the ending of ''Film/TheFountain'', right down to the color palette and music.
19th Dec '16 10:48:38 AM Infection
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* The confrontation between [[spoiler:Norman and Aggie]] during the film's is eerily similar to that of the ending of ''Film/TheFountain'', right down to the color palette and music.
2nd Jan '16 11:51:58 AM erforce
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** Which at the same time mirrors a shot from the original ''Halloween'' in which Laurie/the camera looks down from a second store-y window to catch a glimpse of Michael Myers, in his white mask, next to washing hanging on a clothesline.

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** Which at the same time mirrors a shot from the original ''Halloween'' ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' in which Laurie/the camera looks down from a second store-y window to catch a glimpse of Michael Myers, in his white mask, next to washing hanging on a clothesline.
3rd Jun '15 2:41:52 AM erforce
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* Niel's dog is named [[Film/DayOfTheDead Bub]].

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* Niel's dog is named [[Film/DayOfTheDead [[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 Bub]].
14th Feb '15 3:32:50 PM spirasen
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* The film is one to bad 70s B-Grade horror flicks in general...the type Norman likes to watch on TV.
* The open credits are introduced by [[Franchise/EvilDead the camera doing a high-speed zoom through some eerie woods.]]

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* The film is one to bad 70s B-Grade horror '70s [[BMovie B-Grade]] {{horror}} flicks in general...the general... The type Norman likes to watch on TV.
* The open credits are introduced by [[Franchise/EvilDead the camera doing a high-speed zoom through some eerie woods.]]woods]].



** Which at the same time mirrors a shot from the original ''Halloween'' in which Laurie/the camera looks down from a second storey window to catch a glimpse of Michael Myers, in his white mask, next to washing hanging on a clothesline.
* The name of the town (Blithe Hollow) is a mash-up of the titles of two ghost stories - ''[[Theatre/BlitheSpirit Blithe Spirit]]'' and ''[[TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Sleepy Hollow]]''.

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** Which at the same time mirrors a shot from the original ''Halloween'' in which Laurie/the camera looks down from a second storey store-y window to catch a glimpse of Michael Myers, in his white mask, next to washing hanging on a clothesline.
* The name of the town (Blithe Hollow) is a mash-up of the titles of two ghost stories - ''[[Theatre/BlitheSpirit Blithe Spirit]]'' and ''[[TheLegendOfSleepyHollow ''[[Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow Sleepy Hollow]]''.



* Norman's friend being called Neil may be a shout out to Creator/NeilGaiman, given that he wrote the source material for Laika's previous success ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' (as well as ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'', which shares some similarities with ''[=ParaNorman=]'').
* Judge Hopkins is named for the title character of the Creator/{{Tigon}} horror film ''Witchfinder General''.

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* Norman's friend being called Neil may be a shout out to Creator/NeilGaiman, given that he wrote the source material for Laika's Creator/{{Laika}}'s previous success ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' (as well as ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'', which shares some similarities with ''[=ParaNorman=]'').
''[=ParaNorman=]''.)
* Judge Hopkins is named for the title character of the Creator/{{Tigon}} horror film ''Witchfinder General''.''Film/WitchfinderGeneral''.



* Also, her name itself may be a reference to a certain [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon Trainer]] whose specialty was the [[spoiler:Ghost type]].
* There are several shout-outs to [[ScoobyDoo Scooby Doo]], although, of course, they don't have a live dog:
** The police officer uses the phrase; "Those meddling kids"

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* Also, her name itself may be a reference to a certain [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokemon Trainer]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Trainer whose specialty was the [[spoiler:Ghost type]].
* There are several shout-outs to [[ScoobyDoo Scooby Doo]], [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]], although, of course, they don't have a live dog:
** The police officer uses the phrase; "Those meddling kids"kids."



** Does [[http://veryaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Paranorman3.jpg this]] remind you of the [[http://static.btvguide.com/images/shows/e6/e6f95b1323b23aaf65d16c59ec2a1da0-1846-512-341.jpg title card]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''?

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** Does [[http://veryaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Paranorman3.jpg this]] remind you of the [[http://static.btvguide.com/images/shows/e6/e6f95b1323b23aaf65d16c59ec2a1da0-1846-512-341.jpg title card]] card for ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies''?



* The refrigerator magnets spell [[Film/TheShining Redrum.]]
* Norman tells Courtney [[NotUsingTheZWord not to use]] "[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the z word]]".

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* The refrigerator magnets spell [[Film/TheShining Redrum.]]
Redrum]].
* Norman tells Courtney [[NotUsingTheZWord not to use]] "[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the z word]]".word]]."
27th Nov '14 4:47:00 PM LordXavius
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* One of the ghosts Norman greets on the way to school is named [[Film/TheSixthSense Bruce]].
2nd Nov '14 10:53:11 AM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* Norman tells Courtney [[NotUsingTheZWord not to use]] "[[Film/ShaunOfTheDead the z word]]".
26th Oct '14 11:09:31 AM knockoutmouse
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**Which at the same time mirrors a shot from the original ''Halloween'' in which Laurie/the camera looks down from a second storey window to catch a glimpse of Michael Myers, in his white mask, next to washing hanging on a clothesline.
7th Apr '14 3:07:33 PM DaddyMulk
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* Norman trying to yank the book away from the hands of his dead uncle reminds of [[Film/YoungFrankenstein Frederick Frankenstein]]'s similar predicaments with his grandpa's book.
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