New <i>ParaNorman</i> Trailer Delivers Laughs and Supernatural Thrills

Apple.com has premiered the second trailer for ParaNorman, the stop-motion 3D-animated comedy thriller from LAIKA, the studio behind the 2009 adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.

Directed by Sam Fell (Flushed Away, The Tale of Despereaux) and Chris Butler from a script by Butler, ParaNorman centers on a misunderstood boy named Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who can speak with the dead. When his small town is overrun by zombies, Norman will have to take on the walking dead, witches, ghosts and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save the residents from a centuries-old curse.

Opening Aug. 17, the movie also features the voices of Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Alex Borstein and Tempestt Bledsoe. Watch the trailer below or in HD at Apple.com.

The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated "Coraline." "ParaNorman" is, following "Coraline," the company's second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In "ParaNorman," a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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