Ep-57 Coraline (2009 film)

Henry Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s CORALINE is a marvel of craftsmanship and artistic vision, featuring memorable vocal performances by Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, and Ian McShane. Laika Studios has gone on to further a legacy of incredible stop-motion production in an age where CGI is king. The adaptation does introduce a few significant changes to the story, in particular, the inclusion of Wybie changes some of the dynamic of the novella. The Other Mother beckons you through the door, will you follow? 

Topics include: The Uncanny Valley with stop animation, Henry Selick’s unique career, James’ dream job, why Wybie might have been invented, the differences in movie parents vs book parents, the Other Mother’s spider-ness, Mr. Bobinski’s possible secret origins, the philosophies behind the film, and which characters were better or worse in each version.

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