"ParaNorman" movie quotes take viewers on a fantastical journey into the paranormal in this 3D stop-action thriller from Laika, the Academy Award-nominated company that created "Coraline." Voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman, "ParaNorman" brings it's ghosts, witches and zombies to theaters on August 17, 2012.
In the small town of Blithe Hollow, ghosts are around everywhere but only one boy, Norman (Smit-McPhee), can see them. For Norman, talking to ghosts is a normal, everyday kind of thing. He even acts as a medium to connect town residents with their late loved ones, pets even, as awkward as that sometimes can be.
This special ability makes him an outcast at home and at school but also makes him the only one who can save the town from the witch's curse. Held by the town's crazy guy, Mr. Prenderghast (Goodman), the witch's curse is poised to raise the undead and wreak havoc on the town. Along with his trusted buddy Neil (Albrizzi), sister Courtney (Kendrick) and Neil's brother Mitch (Affleck), Norman sets off on an adventure to save the town from the undead.Though likely enjoyable for all ages, "ParaNorman" comes with a PG rating geared toward children. For something a bit more mature, there's plenty of other summer blockbusters in theaters such as "The Campaign," "The Babymakers," "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Magic Mike," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
At the request of buddy Neil, Norman makes contact with Neil's dog who died tragically. Unbeknownst to Neil however, Norman failed to warn Neil that the area he was kissing was his rear.
Neil: "So is it true?"
Neil: "Do you see ghosts like everywhere, all the time?"
Norman: "Uh, yeah"
Neil: "Awesome! Do you think you can see my dog, Bub? He was ran over by an animal rescue van. Tragic and ironic. We buried him in the yard. Could you see him?"
Neil: "Sweet! Come on!"
Mitch: "Neil, is that you?"
Neil: "Hey Mitch, we're gonna go play with the dead dog in the garden and we're not even gonna have to dig him up first!"
Mitch: "What? What'd you say? Neil, isn't he that weird kid, you know 'look at me, talking to ghosts so people will pay attention to me.'"
Neil: "Can you stop doing that? It's kind of stupid."
Mitch: "Now listen to me. You don't need to be hanging out with weird people, OK? That's a tip."
Neil: "Don't blow this for me, Mitch. This one's not weird. He talks to dead people... He's around here somewhere. So, does everyone come back as a ghost?"
Norman: "No, my grandma told me it's usually people who still have stuff to figure out or sometimes it's ones who died suddenly or in a bad way. Bub?"
Neil: "Is he there? How's he look?"
Norman: "Uh, good. He's happy to see you."
Neil: (to a ghost dog) "Who's a good boy, huh? Oh good boy! Can he feel if I pet him?"
Norman: "Yeah, I guess"
Neil: (kisses the dog) "Bubby wubby boo"
Norman: "Uh, that is not his chin."
Nothing Wrong With Being Scared
Faced with a difficult and scary burden on his shoulder of saving the town from the witch's curse, Norman asks his grandmother for advice. Grandma, who is a ghost herself, gives Norman some words of wisdom to help him along the way.
Grandma: "There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, as long as you don't let it change who you are."
Flavors of People
Oh Neil, your deeps thoughts are entertaining, if nothing else, especially when they ponder the important things in life, such as how boring it would be to only eat people, like zombies.
Neil: "Hey Norman, I don't get why zombies can only eat people. Is it some kind of allergy or something?"
Norman: "I think it's more of an allegory, Neil."
Neil: "That's what I said. Like, I'm allegoric to a bunch of stuff. But if all I could eat was people, that would get really annoying!"
Norman: "It's a big world, Neil. I bet there's lots of flavors of people."
Neil: "Huh? I wonder what flavor of people I am."
That Zombie Bit
Acting as her typical know-it-all self, Norman's sister Courtney boasts of her premonition of something bad happening after the group of kids encounter zombies. Mitch, Neil's dumb jock brother, on the other hand appears completely clueless, as per usual.
Courtney: "I just knew something like this was going to happen tonight."
Mitch: "You did? Wow, cause that zombie bit really threw me."