February 21, 2009 · i heart : Coraline

Amazing Visual Development work for Coraline by Jon Klassen, an astounding Canadian artist whose work should not be missed. See his full site here.

OMGAWD. The Handsome Guy and I just got back from seeing Coraline in Real 3-D and it was absolutely and utterly astounding. I cannot explain how good. Just promise me you will go see it! In 3-D. You have to see it in 3-D. I promise you, your jaw will bounce off your knees, upsetting your popcorn. And you won’t mind one bit. Warning though: I think the subject matter is too dark for children under eight, even though there were children younger than that in the theatre when we saw it.

wow. what an achievement. what an experience!

The official movie site: Click Here
Videos about the making of Coraline: Click Here

P.S. Sorry I have been so absent of late. Have been working day and night on a bear of a project and am swamped for the rest of the month. Today is the first whole day I’ve taken off in over two weeks and I’ll be back at it tomorrow.

5 Comments so far


  1. I’m not sure when it’s opening here, but I hope hope hope it comes in 3D (Bolt did, and if Bolt can, then Coraline sure as hell ought to, right??) But I’m also a bit worried about taking the kids. They both freak easy at scary stuff and I read the book ages ago and remember thinking: WHOA, so am not so sure it’s gonna work for my monkeys.

    Comment by lizardek — February 21, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

  2. yeah, I think I would be a bit hesitant about it if I were you. It’s wonderful, truly, and so incredibly well made, but it is DARK and kind of macabre in places. Only you can judge. But make SURE you see it yourself. You won’t be sorry! I loved it so much, I want to go see it again tomorrow!

    Comment by Wee — February 21, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

  3. This piece is really appealing, and from what you’ve said about the movie it is a “must-see.” I haven’t heard anything about it, even with all the academy award hooplah placing more-than-usual attention on movies in general. I will hunt it down!

    Comment by Lydia — February 22, 2009 @ 4:20 am

  4. Beautiful, dark and macbre? About right for our lot.

    On the other side of things, have you seen the kids movie August Rush? Other than a sentimental ending (who am I kidding, I wanted a sentimental ending) it is so cooooollllllll. You might like it.

    Comment by Woman in a window — February 23, 2009 @ 7:21 am

  5. Good news! I don’t have to hunt down the movie. We drove by our little town theater on our way to dinner last night and noticed that Coraline is coming next, right after Slumdog Millionaire (which I think we’ll end up renting on dvd).
    I told my husband about your post and he agrees we must see it when it’s here.

    Comment by Lydia — March 3, 2009 @ 2:23 am

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