His new animated film, “Coraline,” takes us into a magical and sinister world. Coraline is a plucky young girl, starved for attention from her own parents. Then she discovers a secret passageway to an alternate family, filled with enchanting singing, delicious food, and attentive parents.
But that beautiful world quickly unravels. And that's when Selick really starts to have fun.
This hour, On Point: Henry Selick on his new film, “Coraline.”
You can join the conversation. Have you seen the film? What did you make of it? Would you take your kids? Tell us what you think.Guest:
Writer, director and producer Henry Selick joins us from Portland, Oregon. The Los Angeles Times calls "Coraline" “a remarkable feat of imagination, a magical tale with a genuinely sinister edge.”
The film's rich website allows you to explore Coraline's world. You can watch the trailer here:
This program aired on February 16, 2009.