Before Mary and Max hits cinemas, Movies.ie takes a look at some of the best stop-motion classic…

Coraline

 

 

Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, Coraline follows a young girl who moves to a house in the country with her self-involved parents. Bored with her life she explores her new surroundings, finding a secret door into another magical world of the Other Mother, who wants Coraline to stay with her forever. .

Fantastic Mr Fox

 

 

Responsible for some of the best films including Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson delves into the fantastic world of Roahl Dalh with big names actors such as George Clooney and Meryl Streep. An animated film clearly designed for adults – Fantastic Mr Fox is strikingly beautiful, witty, and hugely entertaining.

 

Chicken Run

 

 

Stepping away from Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park gives us a new hero: a cocky rooster that rules his newly-found roost by promising all the chickens that he’ll save them from becoming human chow. It’s one of those movies that has probably turned some children into vegetarians, at least for a day or two….

 

The Nightmare before Christmas

 

 

Tim Burton’s 1993 classic s movie about the Pumpkin King’s misguided attempt to take over Christmas may seem like a kid’s movie, but anyone familiar with Burton’s work will warn you to screen it for kids at your own peril (unless you enjoy talking kids down from bug-fueled nightmares). Dark, stylish, and memorable, pop this one in for your friends at the Christmas party for a naughty but nice change from the sappiness of It’s a Wonderful Life.