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ParaNorman

3

One of 2012's many spooky animations

Released around the same time as Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, last year’s other stop-motion zombie flick got unfairly re-buried before it even got its arm out of the grave.

Lovingly handcrafted with nuance and charm by Laika - the team behind Coraline - it’s as dark and kooky as its canine cousin, but not as nuanced or affecting.

Still, a witch’s curse, a boy who talks to the dead and a gang of marauding corpses combine to tell a surprisingly sweet fable about the horrors of bullying and bad parenting.

Blu-ray-only features include a director/writer commentary and a gander behind the scenes.

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