With Halloween just around the corner it’s the perfect time
to check out a copy of Coraline, a brilliant film about a girl
in a magical world told through stop-motion animation that will take your
breath away. This PG film has a creepy fairytale vibe that makes it a good choice for getting the whole family into the spooky spirit.
"I didn't know I had another mother."
Coraline goes through an event that is rather common in
stories starring kids—Moving. Normally this would be resolved with making some
new friends and maybe winning a baseball game or science fair. But that’s not
happening for our protagonist Coraline. Instead, one night Coraline discovers a
hidden door leading to a fantastic world where everything—her neighbors, her house, her mother—is completely different and so much BETTER! But looks can be deceiving, and as this world pulls Coraline in deeper the true nature of
it comes to light.
"Is that any way to talk to your Mother?"
Animation studio Laika is the producer of this film, and the team is
full of amazing names, including Henry Selick who directed ‘The Nightmare
Before Christmas’. Stop-motion animated films are few and very far between,
with Laika producing the most prominent recent examples, including the
critically applauded summer film ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’. The crafting of
these movies is fascinating, and extremely impressive! Physical puppets are
manipulated just a fraction and have their photo taken—24 times a second! It
can take over a week to produce just ONE MINUTE of film! That’s reason
enough to see this movie, to appreciate that hard work!
Just a reminder: It takes 24 pictures to make ONE second