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March 1, 2009

Sweet Coraline


I doubt anyone was waiting for my recommendation, but let me add my voice to the chorus of people giving praise to Coraline, the new 3-D animated movie based on Neil Gaiman's book. The animators did such a fine job with this (loved the effects used on the tunnel between the two worlds in particular), and there's an added bonus for French & Saunders fans: Both ladies are in there and do a hilarious off-color song that will probably go over the heads of most young viewers. (The 3-D is fun, too, not to mention far removed from the flimsy paper red-and-blue glasses of my youth. You actually get sturdy plastic ones now.) Also, the opening title sequence is so creepy and delightful that it's mesmerizing. I loved the film all the way through.