Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Coraline news roundup

Photo of detached puppet faces found here.

1. Harry Knowles received one of the 500 Bobinsky-trained circus mice that were made for Coraline. He's posted a photo here.

2. Coraline comes out the same week as Pink Panther 2, the boring, safe choice to take a child to.

If I was responsible for promoting the movie, I'd contact every mommy blogger I could find and tell them:
Sick of movies about princesses looking for their prince? Coraline is from Newbery Award-winning author Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick, the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It tells the tale of a young girl who must rely on her own intelligence and courage as she journeys to a magical world and discovers it's far more dangerous than she imagined. She triumphs over adversity and even discovers that her boring old parents aren't so bad after all.
3. Finally, here's a particularly creepy self-portrait inspired by Coraline. (Thanks, Laura.)

*Buy Coraline toys at eBay and Amazon.


  1. I just came back from seeing the movie, and I will NOT bring my kids to see it. Way too young and in a nightmare phase. (3 and 5)
    The first 60% of the movie is fine, but the finale would just be too scary, I think.
    Just a comment..

  2. Yup, I'm in the exact same boat with my 4-year-old.

  3. my six year old wants to see it because his 12 year old brother and some of his friends are going.

  4. i am thinking of bringing my 11 year old and his friends, would that be a good choice?

  5. It's only rated PG, so I'm guess it's fine for most 11 year olds.