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A young teen (Stephanie Leonidas) whose mother (Gina McKee) is ill, dreams she is in a fantasy world where she is trying to find a MirrorMask-- a magical charm that will awaken a White Queen (also played by Gina McKee) and chase the dark shadows out of her enchanted kingdom.
Why Is MirrorMask Rated PG?
MirrorMask is rated PG for some mild thematic elements and scary images.
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The uncertainty of having a seriously ill parent is compounded by the strange images the teenaged girl encounters in her dream world. While the violence is limited, the bizarre computer graphics (despite their amazing craftsmanship) makes the visuals appear rather frightening. These include a spreading, tentacle-like darkness that turns several characters into stone (they disintegrate after this happens), creatures that look like an eyeball with spidery legs, hostile hungry sphinxes, and monkey-birds that hit one another with their beaks. As well, a character is betrayed and kidnapped. Also, some harsh words and kisses are exchanged between characters in the real world.
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Another movie that builds depth to the story by using the same actors to play different roles is Hans Christen Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale. A White Queen and a land held under an evil enchantment are also part of the plot in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
For those fascinated with the artistry of this film, the DVD extras will be a feast for the eyes. Go off-set with a making-of featurette and a behind the scenes interview with director Dave McKean, and listen to screen writer Neil Gaiman talk. Gain a greater appreciation for the computer graphics by watching Day 16 (a time-lapse video of one day on-set) and discover the secrets of the Flight of the Monkeybirds. As well, you can have all your questions answered by observing a taped session of ComicCon 2003. Audio tracks are available in English, Portuguese, Thai (all Dolby Digital) and French (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai.