Coraline (2009) - Oscar ® Nominee!
|From the Director of The Nightmare Before Christmas comes a visually stunning stop-motion animated feature ? the first to be originally filmed in 3-D!|
Coraline Jones is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads her into a world that's just like her own?but better! But when this fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her 'other' Mother tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness and bravery to get home.
"The results are nothing short of magical. Tasha Robinson, The Onion A.V. Club
"Thankfully, Coraline is appropriately dark, and like its inspiration, is only a children's movie by the thinnest of margins. Tracie Cooper, TV Guide
Editor's NoteAs covetous children are often warned: "Be careful what you wish for." It?s this very cautionary wisdom that sets the stage for Henry Selick?s CORALINE, an eerily eye-popping stop-motion animation tale of fractured dreams and families made whole. As the films opens, Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning) and her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) have moved into the Pink Palace, a once-vibrant boarding house that?s turned drab and dilapidated. As her parents work feverishly on a new gardening catalog, the bored and belligerent Coraline is admonished to explore her new world?s possibilities. Along the way she meets her fellow tenants, including two aging English showgirls and a mouse-training Russian acrobat, as well as an outcast neighborhood boy named Wybie. But it is a mysterious hidden door that most piques Coraline?s interest--a gateway to a parallel world where her "other" parents and neighbors live only to see Coraline well fed and endlessly entertained. All is not cakes and carnivals for Coraline, though, and the black buttons that have replaced the eyes of these otherworldly imitations hint at darker intentions. When these intentions are revealed, Cora and a friendly magical cat use their wits and willpower to defeat Coraline?s wicked "other mother" and restore balance in the real world. Based on Neil Gaiman?s beloved children?s novel, director Selick (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) uses the stop-motion technique to bring CORALINE to life with amazing visual and emotional depth. The result is a frightfully magical adventure that will give the whole family plenty to shriek, cheer, and talk about.
Coraline - DVD Review
By: Chris Cabin filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 7/10/2009 4:48 PM
|Remember The Nightmare Before Christmas? The holiday classic is invariably credited to its producer and story writer Tim Burton, but the film was actually directed by New Jersey native Henry Selick, an animator on Pete's Dragon and The Fox and the Hound who met Burton when they both worked at Disney in the '80s. Selick finally returns to the world of stop-motion animation once again, which he used solely in both Nightmare and the 1996 Roald Dahl adaptation James and the Giant Peach, with Coraline, another adaptation of a cryptic children's fable, this one written by literary goth overlord Neil Gaiman....read the full review|
|Henry Selick - Screenwriter|
|Neil Gaiman - Source Writer|
|Pete Kozachik - Director of Photography|
|Bill Mechanic - Producer|
|Claire Jennings - Producer|
|Henry Selick - Producer|
|Mary Sandell - Producer|
|Bruno Coulais - Composer|
|Henry Selick - Director|