One of our favorite forms of animation is good, old-fashioned stop-motion animation and Laika studios has been one of the pioneering studios when it comes to bringing this incredibly detailed style of animation to the big screen. And a brand new poster for their latest film - the zombie action-comedy 'Paranorman' - has just hit the internet, which gets us even more excited.

The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated 'Coraline' and their second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D.

In 'ParaNorman,' a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

'Paranorman' stars the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Alex Borstein, Tempestt Bledsoe and Hannah Noyes. It opens in theaters on August 17th (and September, as noted in the poster, in the UK).

Take a look at the cool new 'Paranorman' poster below.