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- Trailer: From Henry Selick (the director of "The Nightmare Before Christmas") comes a world of extraordinary imagination, spooky secrets, and daring discoveries. (02:20)
- Clip: Coraline meets Other Mother (01:01)
Movie Info & Cast
- Dakota Fanning
- Teri Hatcher
- John Hodgman
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This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy.
Selick puts his real faith not in the gimmickry that Coraline's audiences will think they've shown up for, but in the stronger virtues that they'd likely view as old-fashioned: character, and story, and handmade figures, handmade milkshakes, handmade blades of grass, each one moving utterly persuasively as he and his animators tweak it, frame by frame.
What a shrewd achievement for writer-director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), to have made a movie that everyone will acclaim as beautiful, when perhaps the most beautiful thing about it is the sheer ugliness of it all.