Trivia / ParaNorman

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Kodi Smit McPhee seems to have made a name for himself as a kid in danger with the unknown.
    • Jodelle Ferland is playing a little girl who curses a town after its residents wrongfully try and execute her for witchcraft. Sound familiar?
    • Once again, Anna Kendrick loses the object of her affections to the gay community.
    • Early in production, Tomm Moore, director of The Secret of Kells, was invited to Laika to offer some input on the visual look of the film.
  • Enforced Method Acting: Kodi Smit-McPhee (the voice of Norman) has recalled in interviews that for certain scenes (such as the bathroom scene and car chase scene) he would have to shake himself in his chair or even standing up to achieve the desired effect.
  • Fake American: The Australian Kodi Smit-McPhee as Massachusetts native Norman.
  • The Merch: The legend of the witch's curse has 'inspired' several witch-themed businesses, including a casino and a stand selling 'Witch Weinies.'
  • Playing Against Type: Christopher Mintz Plasse, who is best known for playing nerdy outcasts in movies like Superbad and Role Models, voices the school bully in this one.