Since we’ve discussed Sky Captain and Able Edwards, we should also talk about MirrorMask (thanks for the prompt, Ross!). Like Captain and Edwards, MirrorMask is largely generated in the computer. The film centers on Helena, a 15 year old girl in a family of circus entertainers, who often wishes she could run off and join “real life.” After a fight with her parents about her future plans, her mother falls ill and Helena is convinced that it is all her fault. On the eve of her mother’s surgery, she dreams that she is in a strange world with two opposing queens.
Like Jim Henson‘s earlier films, The Dark Crystal and Labrynth, MirrorMask (fansite link) is dark, brooding and visually stunning. Director Dave McKean (another fansite link) was also featured on Apple’s Site for his innovative work. Comic book author Neil Gaiman wrote the screenplay.
Sadly, the official Sony Site is quite lame (thus far). Hopefully, they’ll get some good material up soon. In the interim, you can see some MirrorMask Images on Neil Gaiman’s site. The images are from the Henson company and used by permission. The image above is from Rachel Crane‘s fansite.