From the makers of Coraline comes the story of Norman, a boy who must use his gift of seeing and speaking with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse about to come true. Caught in a wild race against time, the young ghoul whisperer will find his paranormal abilities pushed to their otherworldly limits as he bravely summons up all that makes a hero - courage and compassion. Focus Features' frightfully funny and magically emotional ParaNorman will be available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on November 27, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, just in time for the holidays!
Featuring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Anna Kendrick (The Twilight Saga), Casey Affleck (Tower Heist), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (How to Train Your Dragon), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up), Jeff Garlin (WALL-E), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Jodelle Ferland (Silent Hill), Tempestt Bledsoe (Guys with Kids), Alex Borstein (Family Guy), and John Goodman (Monsters Inc.), it's a hilariously spooky adventure for the whole family in eye-popping 3D, made by LAIKA in stop-motion animation. ParaNorman is "an animated thrill ride of epic proportions" - Rachel Brodsky, Time Out New York Kids.
The ParaNorman Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film compatible with iPhone, iTunes, iPad, iPod, iPod touch, Android and online retail partners, as well as UltraViolet. UltraViolet is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows in the cloud to instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers, and TVs. Consumers can now truly enjoy ParaNorman anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
- Preliminary Animatic Sequences: With commentary from Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.
- Peering Through the Veil: A special behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of the weird and wonderful world of ParaNorman from building the characters to voicing them.
- Featurettes: Seven short segments showcasing Norman and his extraordinarily unusual costars.
- Feature Commentary: With Director Sam Fell and Writer/Director Chris Butler.
Exclusive to Blu-ray Combo Pack:
Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound.
- UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to tablets, smartphones, computers and TV's. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.
- Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices including computers, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and more!
- BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
- pocket Blu app: The groundbreaking pocket Blu app uses iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, PC and Mac to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player. Plus iPad and Android tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket Blu made especially to take advantage of the tablets' larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before. pocket Blu offers advanced features such as:
- Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
- Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
- Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
- Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket Blu-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
- Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device's intuitive keyboard.
- uHear: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
ParaNorman was released August 17th, 2012 and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch. The film is directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell.