Focus Features releases this creepy family-fantasy film From Laika Entertainment, about a young boy who sees dead people. The 3-D stop-motion effort was co-directed by Chris Butler (who supplied storyboards for CORALINE and Tim Burton’s CORPSE BRIDE) and Sam Fell (who directed THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX and FLUSHED AWAY). , from a script by Butler. With the voices of Anna Kendrick Leslie Mann, Elain Stritch, Jodelle Ferland, Temptestt Bledsoe, Casey Affleck, and John Goodman.
This first trailer features Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” to good effect, but the result is considerably moodier than the second trailer, which presents the film as more conventionally comical.
Release date: Friday, August 17, 2012