YOUNG Norman, like the kid in The Sixth Sense, sees dead people. If that sounds like an unconventional starting point for an animated family film, stick around. Chris Butler and Sam Fell's picture confounds expectations to deliver a smart, funny film that will likely delight and scare young viewers in equal measure. Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) is living unhappily in Blithe Hollow, the victim of bullies. When the town comes under attack from the departed, it is Norman, inset below, who has a handle on what is going on. While the Coraline-style animation will charm all ages, the spooky stuff means the picture is perhaps not for the very young or easily alarmed.
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