I’m glad I missed the press screening(s) of Coraline. It was much more fun to see this at leisure on the giant Zeigfeld Theater screen with Ann, Denise & Chris W with a gargantuan bag of popcorn and enormous drum of Sierra Mist.

Visually, the film alternated between effing sweet and absolute perfection. The story is classic, yet still original. My only complaint is that the ending felt a little rushed – but maybe it was just that the opening is unhurried.

Anyway, don’t wait til video for this one – it is worth the ticket price.

Oh, and if you want to know more about stop motion animation, with lots of cool examples, check this out.