Coraline/ParaNorman/The Boxtrolls DVD
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dakota Fanning, Robert Bailey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Richard Ayoade, Nick Frost, Tracy Morgan
Directed by Chris Butler
Triple bill of animated adventures. In 'Coraline' (2009), after moving into her new home with her work-fixated parents, Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) teams up with new friend Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.) to explore the neighbourhood.
Deciding it's just as dull as she thought, she turns her attentions to her own house, where, after following a button-eyed mouse, she stumbles upon a hidden door.
Crawling through the passage beyond, Coraline emerges into an eerie, parallel version of her own world.
Initially bewitched by her strange new surroundings, where everything seems to revolve around her, Coraline soon has to fight tooth and nail to return home when her new mother (Teri Hatcher) tries to force her to stay.
In 'ParaNorman' (2012), Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is ostracised by his family and bullied at school because of his odd behaviour.
What none of them know is that he is in continuous dialogue with the ghosts, ghouls, vampires and zombies that prowl his neighbourhood unseen.
However, when the town comes under threat from a centuries-old curse, it is up to Norman to save the day.
The film also features the voice talents of John Goodman, Casey Affleck and Anna Kendrick.
In 'The Boxtrolls' (2014), below the streets of Cheesebridge live the Boxtrolls, a community of cave-dwelling and cardboard box-wearing creatures, who are believed to pose a threat to the citizens of the town and their children.
However, in truth, they really pose no such threat and have even raised an orphaned boy, Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright), as one of their own.
Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), a local pest exterminator, hatches a plan to get rid of the Boxtrolls for good as a means of securing his place within the town's cheese-loving elite.
When the Boxtrolls hear of Archibald's plan it then falls to Eggs to save the day, since he is the only member of the group who can remain undetected on the city streets.
He ventures above ground and soon befriends local rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning), who agrees to help Eggs save his adopted family from extinction...
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5053083022112
- Catalogue number: 8302211
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 26/01/2015
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Colour: Colour