1:14 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
The young title character in this stop-motion animation fantasy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) shares a trait with Haley Joel Osment's alter ego in "The Sixth Sense," summed up by the sentence, "I see dead people."
While that can mean comforting reunions, as with his deceased grandmother (voice of Elaine Stritch), it also has the potential for danger as a witch targets his locale. John Goodman, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck and Leslie Mann also are in the vocal cast of the effectively macabre tale, written and co-directed by "Coraline" and "Corpse Bride" alum Chris Butler. DVD extras: "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by Butler and co-director Sam Fell; early animation sequences. *** (PG: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LAII62/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'ParaNorman' on DVD</b></a>.