An animated show.
Norman is secluded kid who constantly sees ghosts/spirits, people who are already dead. But unlike a horror movie where people being afraid of such things, Norman are friends with all such spirits especially his grandmother. Because of the peculiarity of him being able to do such things, the living people find him odd and strange and thus avoids him.
Norman has an uncle who possesses the same ability as him but the uncle distance himself from society but one day, approaches Norman and tries to inform him about the witch's curse. Due to the strange and creepy way Norman's uncle is, Norman's newfound friend from school, Neil, chased him away.
Later on, Norman's uncle passed away and as a spirit, the uncle approached Norman and inform him about the witch's curse and his duty in laying to rest the witch during the anniversary before sundown otherwise the witch will bring to rise zombies to terrorize the town. In order to keep the witch at rest, he is to read a book at the witch's grave.
Bestowed by this task, Norman set out to accomplish it but somehow it just didn't seemed right. And so, Norman decided to dig deeper and find out who this witch is and who are the zombies that she brought to life. In doing so, Norman uncovered a twist in the witch's curse which everybody had a wrong impression on.
ParaNorman has quite an ordinary title and quite an ordinary looking trailer and storyline. But it do contain quite a number of funny moments and I'm sure kids would like this movie. Not sure about 3D, though. It seemed pretty plain to me. Whether it's 3D or not, it didn't seemed to make a difference to me. I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5.