Release Date: Feb. 6
Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Neil Gaiman (novel), Henry Selick (screenplay)
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David
Studio/Run Time: Focus Films, 101 mins.
German surrealism meets Dora the Explorer in animated tour de force
Stop Motion Animation is a misleading adjective to describe
the stunning visual style of Coraline, the latest
masterwork from visual auteur Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and acclaimed author Neil
Gaiman (The Sandman, The Graveyard Book). While the film is the product of a technique that strings
together still images of incrementally changing 3-D figures, there is
absolutely nothing about it that is stationary. Selick and his team
of animators have propelled the art into a kinetic experience of intoxicating wonder, where everything from melting snow to a cooking omelet moves with a fluidity previously unseen in the genre.