The house is home to many strange inhabitants from two faded actresses, a circus performer and even a talking cat. The strangest inhabitants of them all though is Coraline's other mother and other father - nearly the same as her real parents but they don't ignore here, they cook their favourite food, but what secrets are they hiding behind their button eyes.
Coraline is a film that shares a lot of similarities in style with Selick's earlier Nightmare Before Christmas; weird characters, Kaleidoscopic Technicolor scenes with strange twists and a storyline that rivals one of Grimm's fairy tales. The animation is great and stylish and the characterisation is good which is such a vital component of an animated film. It gives the younger audience the scare factor as well as the wow factor a key that makes the best fairy tales stand out from the rest.
As an adult I really enjoyed it, it might not be everyone's choice but if you liked Selick's predecessor then you shouldn't overlook this.
Director - Henry Selick
Dakota Fanning - Coraline Jones (Voice)
Teri Hatcher - Mel Jones / Other Mother / Beldam (Voice)
Jennifer Saunders - Miss April Spink / Other Spink (Voice)
Dawn French - Miss Miriam Forcible / Other Forcible (Voice)
Keith David - The Cat (Voice)
John Hodgman - Charlie Jones / Other Father (Voice)
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