Watched Aug 18, 2012
Leighton Trent’s review:
Henry Selick continues to show off the wonders of stopmotion animation with this being one of the best of 2012. Like Coraline, this is an offbeat story, which its story is rendered even more effective through its animation style - this couldn't be done by Disney and work. Every single frame is beautiful to look at, the attention to detail is baffling and amazing; towards the end, the beautiful golds, yellows, and whites used are blinding and wonderful contrast to the rest of the film. Though in some ways the lesson wraps up too neatly, its easy to overlook considering the rest of the film is such a funny, inventive, and clever piece.