Good writing makes good movies. When the script makes sense, reads beautifully and evokes the right emotions, half the battle is already won. When you get back to the penmanship of British author Neil Gaiman, things are made infinitely easier for manufacturers. Now Gaiman’s prowess as a writer has drawn the creative energy of Henry Celik and other animators and artists to give birth to the choreography. The result, dear reader, is excellent.
Like a slow-cooked broth, we first introduce the main ingredients in the story – the Jones family. Then our heroine Coraline takes charge, frustrated with her parents as a child does, which leads to the discovery of jaw dropping. A parallel world through a small door. Door with darker versions of Coraline parents, buttons for eyes (which is visually more creepy than it looks now, I promise). At first, Caroline was fascinated with her ‘new’ parenting set because they made her look like everything her real parents didn’t have – a game for fun, more and more. But Coraline quickly begins to realize that there is nothing more important and more human in this new family.
Dies for animation. Its love or authenticity can only be seen on screen, not described on paper. The fact that this feature took almost nine years to implement should provide an indication of the level of detail that matters to you. And stop-motion animation is more sweaty work anyway. Do you believe the staff was hired only to knit miniature sweaters for the puppets found on Coraline? When it is over, those blood and tears are precious. Coraline is not only the darling of critics but also the box office smasher. Now this is a rarity and a dream for any movie maker and team. But having a children’s horror dark fantasy movie made that kind of business even more extraordinary.
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However, despite the generally positive reception for the film, author Neil Gaiman noted in an earlier interview with Empire that the American people were shocked that such a film was intended for child consumption. “In America, even people who thought Coraline was a good thing would say, ‘You know you made a very scary movie for kids.’ Similarly, they would say I made a porn film for kids, ‘” the author said. “Discontinued due to, Gaiman stated.
You know Coraline is for people of all ages, in a recent interview with actor Terry Hatcher, Gaiman said the story germ came from his daughter Holly, who now has children of her own. Apparently, Gaiman’s daughter comes home from school and narrates stories of mothers being replaced by witches in parallel worlds!
You can see the lovely Coraline on Google Play.