Saturday, February 14, 2009

Coraline and the wonder of small

We headed out last night to watch Coraline (in 3D). It's an utterly magical and beautiful world and it's just mind-blowing to think that everything in it was hand-made. It's truly an incredible combination of imagination, crafting and attention to detail, even down to the little sweaters and outfits that the characters wore. This short little video demonstrates the talent of just one of the people who worked on the movie. Using tiny knitting needles the dimensions of a hair, Althea Crome might just be the "smallest" knitter in the world.

Their marketing of the movie was just as creative. In an inspired "Willy Wonka Golden Ticket" type promo, they sent out 50 specially created boxes to 50 lucky bloggers. Here's Coraline box 21/50

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