'paranorman' Is Either Too Scary Or Not Scary Enough

There's a tricky line when it comes to making scary animated movies. If they're cartoonish enough for young moviegoers to enjoy, then they tend to lack enough edge to satisfy older viewers. But if they're too scary, then they can give young moviegoers nightmares.

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    With effective messages about bullying, friendship, and standing up for what you believe in, ParaNorman offers as many life lessons as it does visual and audible nods to classic horror films. Who says scary movies don't have any societal benefits?
    10/7/2012 - 9:09 am | View Link
  • ParaNorman Movie Review
    ParaNorman touches a very personal place for many of us. The world can be a scary place for kids and part of growing up is learning that it is okay to be scared. Finding courage is about learning what to do when you find yourself frightened, how you react ...
    09/25/2012 - 5:35 am | View Link
  • The making of ParaNorman: 'The zombies and scary stuff are just dressing'
    ParaNorman is the new 3D stop-motion animation about a smalltown kid who can communicate with the dead, and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Anna Kendrick. Directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler explain the thinking behind their creepy-but-fun fable
    09/13/2012 - 11:52 pm | View Link
  • ‘ParaNorman’ Directors: Forget About Pixar, Let’s Make a Horror Movie for Kids
    We wanted our own voice and people are picking up on that. Fell: There’s been a debate as we’ve gone around about how scary can you make a kids' film. Is it too scary for kids? After five weeks of talking about it, we have not reached a conclusion ...
    08/17/2012 - 12:23 pm | View Link
  • 'ParaNorman' Will Scare Kids, and That's Good
    "I think a good story, even if it is sad or scary while you're watching it, should always make you a little less scared after you've seen it. Because even a scary story, if it's a good scary story, takes us into strange, dark places that don't make sense ...
    08/17/2012 - 2:38 am | View Link
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  • Watch ParaNorman (2012) Online Free
    Watch ParaNorman online - A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.. Download ParaNorman.
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  • ParaNorman Reviews
    ParaNorman movie reviews & Metacritic score: In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, ...
    10/21/2016 - 10:28 pm | View Website
  • ParaNorman | Movies.com
    Read the ParaNorman movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on Movies.com.
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  • ParaNorman (2012)
    With Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck. A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old ...
    10/20/2016 - 11:27 pm | View Website
  • Best Not-Too-Scary Animated Movies for Kids
    The Best Scary (But Not Too Scary!) Animated Movies for Kids, including Monster House, ParaNorman, Spirited Away, Coraline, and Corpse Bride
    10/14/2016 - 10:15 pm | View Website
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