Dir. Henry Selick. 2009, 100 mins. 3D digital projection. With the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane. An inquisitive girl discovers a portal to a parallel universe that isn’t as perfect as it seems. A rare stereo animation with an interest in actual depth, this whimsical coming-of-age tale, based on the beloved children’s novel by Neil Gaiman, marries old-school stop-motion puppetrywith digital 3-D. Recommended for ages 9+.
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