History WesternAnimation / ParaNorman

4th Dec '16 8:13:18 PM Xtifr
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'''''[=ParaNorman=]''''' is a stop-motion animated comedy horror film from Creator/{{Laika}} Animation Studios, better known for their success with ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. It's directed by Creator/ChrisButler (the main storyboard artist on ''Coraline'') and Creator/SamFell (an Creator/{{Aardman|Animations}} alumni and director of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway,'') based off a script written by Butler, and was released in August 2012. Also, this movie [[Radar/ParaNorman milked its PG rating for all it was worth]].

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'''''[=ParaNorman=]''''' ''[=ParaNorman=]'' is a stop-motion animated comedy horror film from Creator/{{Laika}} Animation Studios, better known for their success with ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''. It's directed by Creator/ChrisButler (the main storyboard artist on ''Coraline'') and Creator/SamFell (an Creator/{{Aardman|Animations}} alumni and director of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway,'') based off a script written by Butler, and was released in August 2012. Also, this movie [[Radar/ParaNorman milked its PG rating for all it was worth]].
2nd Aug '16 7:45:15 AM Heartspocky
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Norman has to fight a supernatural menace to protect a town that largely scorns him, only to find a growing number of townspeople [[spoiler:realize that his ability to speak to the dead is real and they are ready to help him in the crisis, until by the end, he is hailed as a fearless hero with an extraordinary ability]].

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Norman has to fight a supernatural menace to protect a town that largely scorns him, only to find a growing number of townspeople [[spoiler:realize that his ability to speak to the dead is real and they are ready to help him in real. While the crisis, until by the end, he is hailed as a fearless hero movie finishes out with an extraordinary ability]].said townspeople too occupied with justifying their own moblike behavior to properly apologize to Norman, he does earn his family's support and realizes that he has a true friend in Neil.]].
24th Mar '16 9:46:54 AM Soldancer
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* UndeadChild: [[spoiler: Agatha, tragically]]
4th Mar '16 10:37:12 PM BatmanKalEl
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* TheMerch: The legend of the witch's curse has 'inspired' several witch-themed businesses, including a casino and a stand selling 'Witch Weinies.'
29th Jan '16 6:06:51 AM aye_amber
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** Then the rest of the town tries to kill Norman when he's protecting the [[spoiler:zombies]]. [[FridgeHorror Things would have gotten ugly if his sister had not stepped in]].
* YouAreNotAlone: Norman's "weapon" against [[spoiler:Agatha, being the first person in centuries to really understand her]].

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** Then the rest of the town tries to kill Norman when he's protecting the [[spoiler:zombies]]. [[spoiler: zombies.]] [[FridgeHorror Things would have gotten ugly if his sister had not stepped in]].
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* YouAreNotAlone: Norman's "weapon" against [[spoiler:Agatha, [[spoiler: Agatha, being the first person in centuries to really understand her]].her.]]



* ZombieAdvocate: Norman, when he realizes the zombies [[spoiler:have intelligence and are afraid too. His sister, Neil, Mitch and Alvin back him up on this]].

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* ZombieAdvocate: Norman, when he realizes the zombies [[spoiler:have [[spoiler: have intelligence and are afraid too. His sister, Neil, Mitch Mitch, and Alvin back him up on this]].this.]]



** [[spoiler:Wonderfully subverted even further in the courthouse scene. The zombies and kids are inside as questing arms burst through the walls and windows, much like in any Romero movie. That's right, LIVING people are breaking down the walls in an attempt to attack the undead.]]

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** [[spoiler:Wonderfully [[spoiler: Wonderfully subverted even further in the courthouse scene. The zombies and kids are inside as questing arms burst through the walls and windows, much like in any Romero movie. That's right, LIVING people are breaking down the walls in an attempt to attack the undead.]]
21st Dec '15 6:21:13 PM RedCapLF
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* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Realistically done and a really nice touch to TheReveal. When Norman gets a vision of the Blithe Hollow witch trial, he doesn't see the accused, until he hears someone crying from behind him. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/aae5a8e4e6905839705f4fc7936e5bec/tumblr_mi4kbtVSnl1qhdexto2_500.gif His eyes narrow in shock]] and he turns around to see [[spoiler:Agatha, the "witch" of Blithe Hollow, is a girl his age]].

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* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Realistically done and a really nice touch to TheReveal. When Norman gets a vision of the Blithe Hollow witch trial, he doesn't see the accused, until he hears someone crying from behind him. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/aae5a8e4e6905839705f4fc7936e5bec/tumblr_mi4kbtVSnl1qhdexto2_500.gif His eyes narrow widen in shock]] and he turns around to see [[spoiler:Agatha, the "witch" of Blithe Hollow, is a girl his age]].
21st Dec '15 2:53:22 PM RedCapLF
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** Takes Alvin couple seconds to realize what Norman meant, but doesn't react to it due to the zombies appearing.

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** Takes It takes Alvin a couple seconds to realize what Norman meant, but he doesn't react to it due to the zombies appearing.
21st Dec '15 2:51:48 PM RedCapLF
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** Justified with [[spoiler:Aggie]], considering the memory of her has continued into the present day as a completly insulting caricature.

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** Justified with [[spoiler:Aggie]], considering the memory of her has continued into the present day as a completly completely insulting caricature.
21st Dec '15 2:51:34 PM RedCapLF
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** Justified with [[spoiler:Aggie]], considering the memory of her has continued into the present day as a complete insulting caricature.

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** Justified with [[spoiler:Aggie]], considering the memory of her has continued into the present day as a complete completly insulting caricature.
21st Dec '15 2:23:09 PM RedCapLF
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* IronicEcho: Sandra tells Norman the reason Perry is always angry is because he's afraid for Norman. He initially believed his dad is afraid ''of'' him, [[spoiler: which was the same reason Judge Hopkins and the other zombies felt about Aggie]].

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* IronicEcho: Sandra tells Norman the reason Perry is always angry is because he's afraid for Norman. He initially believed his dad is afraid ''of'' him, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which was the same reason how Judge Hopkins and the other zombies felt about Aggie]].
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