Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Keith David
Henry Selick just may be the stop-motion version of James Cameron. He's a director who knows how to wield technology in new and interesting ways and doesn't hesitate to push the limits of what it can achieve.
In the case of Coraline, the story of a young girl (Dakota Fanning) who discovers a parallel version of her own life with a couple of creepy differences, this means painstakingly creating thousands of 3D models to aid in the film's production, allowing characters and environments alike to develop their own unique personalities. The end result is something more akin to an amusement park ride, with the audience taking part in Coraline's dark journey.