The first TV spot for the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman has gone online. The pic comes from Laika, the studio that gave us Coraline, and centers on a curious little boy whose ability to talk to the undead comes in handy when his town is ravaged by zombies, ghosts, witches, moronic grown-ups, and a centuries old curse. I was 100% sold on this movie after the glorious first trailer, and all the subsequent spots have only increased my anticipation for what looks to be an incredibly fun (and gorgeous) creature feature. This TV spot is no different, and even doubles down by throwing some good natured humor our way.
Hit the jump to watch the spot. The film features the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, and Alex Borstein. ParaNorman opens in 3D on August 17th.
Here’s the synopsis for ParaNorman:
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteams the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” only the 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.