Mirrormask (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  3 March 2006 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena / Anti-Helena
Morris Campbell / Prime Minister
Joanne Campbell / Queen of Light / Queen of Shadows
Aunt Nan
Andy Hamilton ...
Small Hairy
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Mrs. Bagwell
Eve Pearce ...
Future Fruit Lady
Pingo / Bing (as Nik Robinson)
Victoria Williams ...
Rick Allen ...
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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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An extraordinary dream quest to rescue a world out of balance. See more »


Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Carobna maska  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$864,959 (USA) (9 December 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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There were 70 masks within the film. See more »


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Fun for the family and the art crowd
15 October 2005 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have just returned from seeing this wonderful little film. From the summary, it is obvious to most that not only is this, for the most part, a children's film, but it borrows from the classic "girl trapped in another world as a metaphor for growing up". We're even treated to a brief shot of a man juggling glass balls a la David Bowie in "Labirynth". The obvious "Alice in Wonderland-esquire" story makes things a bit predictable since we've seen it several times, but if one were to sit back and enjoy the magic and the characters, then enjoyment is practically guaranteed. It is a very family-friendly movie because of this.

At the same time, the art crowd will instantly recognize the names of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Gaiman is the author of such novels as "American Gods" and "Neverwhere" and also is a comic writer that reached fame with his metaphysical masterpiece series "The Sandman". McKean, likewise, is a famed graphic designer and also worked with Gaiman on "Sandman". They have both collaborated on children's books as well. McKean's brilliant design work and Gaiman's delightful characters are evident throughout. Those seeking more cerebral movies will not be displeased.

The only negatives of this movie is that it slows a bit in some places and the effects are sometimes "too pretty" and might be a distraction. These are only two small drawbacks in what is otherwise a great film. I know I will not be the only one hopeful that this will be the first in many movies that will be involved in the Jim Henson Company's comeback.

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