Are you kidding…animation, comedy and talking to the dead, what a winning combination for Latinos film audiences (they even dedicate a day to the dead -- Dia de los Muertos). I predict Paranorman will be a hit among Latino audiences this weekend, who will drive those box office numbers, as Latinos are #1 when it comes to going to the movies.
In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Only local boy can help: Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead, even though he's the butt of everyone's jokes at school and the misunderstood kid at home. 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.
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, re-teaming the company with Focus Features after the ground breaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline.
The movie tackles a lot of issues that will resonate with all audiences: Bullying, parents not understanding their kids and of course that one sole friend that understands and accepts you for what and who you are.
With several Latinos as part of the crew on this film, one can say that Latinos had a hand in what all audiences will see on the screen this weekend when they go see ParaNorman.
Kodi Smit-McPhee, John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Elaine Stritch, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeff Garlin, Alex Borstein, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Hannah Noyes, Tucker Albrizzi, Bernard Hill
Directors: Sam Fell/Chris Butler
Writer: Chris Butler