At a glance
Coraline (2009) is a stop motion dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick. It is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman which has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This animated feature has won the Annie Awards for best music, character design, production design in 2009 and it is the third highest grossing stop motion film in the world.
Based on the beloved best-selling children's classic by Neil Gaiman, Coraline is a fairy-tale nightmare steeped in classic storytelling, craftsmanship, and the old-fashioned art of moviemaking magic. In Coraline, a young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life - a better version. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her "Other" parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to get back home.
Coraline (2009) is so detailed, beautiful and innocent. Although everything seems to be too good to be true, it is filled with so much fun and imagination. It is visually entertaining and the plot is eerie in an harmless way.
With a menagerie of characters living in and around the pink palace such as the eccentric neighbors, the overtly busy parents and the other parents, Coraline (2009) is never boring. Nor it is too scary to watch. In fact, Coraline's reactions throughout her adventure are hilarious and very adorable to watch!
Thus, if you want to see the world through her eyes or just wanted to watch something unlike any other; watch this. Coraline (2009) is surely entertaining and the whole movie is quite sophisticated!
PS. One of my favorite animated feature and certainly one of the best stop motion movie existed!
Who will like this?
Fans of Neil Gaiman is quite certain to love this fantastic stop motion film and people who like dark fantasy (as well as children!) will enjoy this.
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Details of the movie
Director: Henry Selick
Producer: Claire Jennings, Bill Mechanic, Mary Sandell, Henry Selick
Story: Neil Gaiman
Screenplay: Henry Selick
Cinematography: Pete Kozachik
Music: Bruno Coulais
Studio: Laika Entertainment
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Focus Features
Country: United States
Genre: Fantasy Mystery Thriller
Running time: 100 mins
Budget: USD 60,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 124,596,398 est.