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Mirrormask (2005)

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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Helena / Anti-Helena
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Morris Campbell / Prime Minister
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Joanne Campbell / Queen of Light / Queen of Shadows
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Aunt Nan
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Librarian
Andy Hamilton ...
Small Hairy
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Sphinx
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Cops 1-4
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Gryphon
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Mrs. Bagwell
Eve Pearce ...
Future Fruit Lady
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Pingo / Bing (as Nik Robinson)
Victoria Williams ...
Nurse
Rick Allen ...
Man In a Box
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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year-old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes--quite ironically--that she could run away from the circus and join 'real life'. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. She must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get back home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Enter A World Where Dreams Are Real See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and scary images | See all certifications »

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3 March 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Carobna maska  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$126,449 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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$864,959 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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According to an interview with Neil Gaiman, the original computers used to do all of the CG were named after the Beatles (John, Paul, Ringo, George). Later a fifth computer was required, so it was named Yoko. Soon after the fifth computer was introduced, the network crashed and could not be restored properly ("the computers refused to talk to each other"). A new server and computers were purchased and named after The Ramones (Joey, Jonny, DeeDee and Tommy). Gaiman said "I wish I knew more about the history of The Ramones; the computers performed brilliantly, vibrantly and died an untimely - and early - death" See more »

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Dwarf actor Peter Burroughs is misspelled in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Helena: [of the Shadow Princess, her double in the real world, who's probably having a good time] Yeah, eating chips and snogging boys and smoking and everything!
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Referenced in The Making of 'MirrorMask' (2006) See more »

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If I Apologise
Performed by Josefine Cronholm & Ashley Slater
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"a masterpiece that will stand the test of filmic history"
30 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I went into this film with high expectations and it didn't disappoint!

Dave McKean is a genius! He has created a film which is an unparalleled amalgam of live action, puppetry, classical and computer generated animation. This is the kind of movie that makes me want to be a filmmaker. McKean is constantly aware of the camera and how best to use it to draw the audience into the world he and Neil Gaiman have created.

The story is a fascinating examination of the self and issues of duality through the lens of the carnivalesque. The film references the mythologies of various cultures to create one of its own. There are some clear links back to Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and it shares the dark, twisted sense of humour seen in earlier Henson Company films like Labyrinth and Dark Crystal.

The whole film is captivating and visually gorgeous. Within each frame there is so much to see, that, I would guess, even upon dozens of viewings, you'd be seeing new things. The visuals alone would have been enough to make this film nearly perfect but coupled with the frenetic and wacky music it's made even more amazing.

Kudos to McKean and Gaiman for creating a masterpiece that will stand the test of filmic history.


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