When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. –IMDb
Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.
After his academic studies, he went to work for Walt Disney Studios as an “in-betweener” and animator trainee on such films as Pete’s Dragon and The Small One. He became a full-fledged animator under Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. During his time at Disney, he met and worked around the likes of Tim Burton, Rick Heinrichs, Jorgen Klubien, Brad Bird, John Musker, Dan Haskett, Sue and Bill Kroyer, Ed Gombert, and Andy Gaskill. Years later, he claimed he learned a lot to improve his drawing, animation, and storytelling skills from Disney legend Eric Larson.
With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Selick was able to make the short film… read more
Language: English, Russian
Genre: Animation, Thriller
Director: Henry Selick
Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman
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Coraline is now on our top 10 DVD family list (among My neighbor Totoro, Le roi et l’oiseau, Kiki, Kirikou and the sorceress, Madame Mo…). The quality of design, animation, vocal acting and soundtrack… read review
It’s sad to say this but I was rather underwhelmed by “Coraline”. When the source material/underlying story is weak, there’s nothing that can save a film. The animation is wonderful, the vocal acting… read review