Inkheart


1h 46m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Mortimer "Mo" Folchart and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie, share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into

Film Details

Also Known As
Corazon de tinta, Tintenherz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Mortimer "Mo" Folchart and his 12-year-old daughter, Meggie, share a passion for books. What they also share is an extraordinary gift for bringing characters from books to life when they read aloud. But there is a danger: when a character is brought to life from a book, a real person disappears into its pages. On one of their trips to a secondhand book shop, Mo hears voices he hasn't heard for years, and when he locates the book they're coming from, it sends a shiver up his spine. It's Inkheart, a book filled with illustrations of medieval castles and strange creatures - a book he's been searching for since Meggie was three years old, when her mother, Resa, vanished into its mystical world. But Mo's plan to use the book to find and rescue Resa is thwarted when Capricorn, the evil villain of Inkheart, kidnaps Meggie and, discovering she has inherited her father's gift, demands that she bring his most powerful ally to life - the Shadow. Determined to rescue his daughter and send the fictional characters back where they belong, Mo assembles a small group of friends and family - some from the real world, some from the pages of books - and embarks on a daring and perilous journey to set things right.

Crew

Daniele Abeille

Transportation Coordinator

Emiliano Achilli

Carpenter

Nick Adams

Supervising Sound Editor

Jeremy Adamson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

John Adefarasin

Camera Assistant

Kevin Ahern

Visual Effects Editor

Adam Aitken

Plasterer

Adrian Aitken

Plasterer

Tom Aitken

Stunts

Sonia Alberto

Production Assistant

Anna Alfano

Driver

Tim Allan

Camera Assistant

Phil Allchin

Transportation Captain

Lucy Allen

Stunts

Joseph Alley

Carpenter

Jan Althaus

Visual Effects

Andrea Alunni

Location Manager

Stella Ampatzi

Digital Effects Artist

Barbara Ancarani

On-Set Dresser

Gianluca Apa

Office Production Assistant

Massimo Arcangeli

Carpenter

Fabienne Arzul

Assistant Set Decorator

Stewart Ash

Visual Effects

Kenny Atherfold

Grip

Andrea Badano

Set Production Assistant

Dario Badia

Carpenter

Rick Baer

Post-Production Accountant

Matthew Baker

Camera Operator

Nathalie Baldascini

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dave Ball

Carpenter

Bob Ballan

Modelmaker

James Ballan

Modelmaker

Dave Bannister

2-D Artist

Toshiko Banton

Accounting Assistant

Ornella Baraldo

Props Buyer

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Graham Barford

Carpenter

Bruno Baron

Animation Director

Judy Barr

Digital Effects Artist

John Barrett

Music Engineer

Ruth Barrett

Music Editor

Zoe Barrows

Tutor

Katrina Barton

Script Supervisor

Tatiana Basili

Other

Sam Basset

2-D Artist

Sara Batho

Graphics Coordinator

Tom Baxter

Song

John Beard

Production Designer

Peter Bebb

Visual Effects

Susanne Becker

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Bede

Production

Nick Bedford

Digital Effects

Steve Begg

Matte Painter

Roberto Benetti

Props

Eliza Bennett

Song Performer

James Benson

Animation Director

Lizzie Bentley

Matte Painter

Kate Benton

Makeup Artist

Ailsa Berk

Choreographer

James Bernardinis

Animatronics

Matteo Bertelli

Art Department

Bob Beton

Driver

Jacqueline Bhavnani

Makeup Artist

Angus Bickerton

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alessandro Biraghi

Assistant Location Manager

Stefano Biraghi

Location Manager

Paul Birkett

2-D Artist

Martin Birmingham

Driver

Francesca Birri

Art Department Coordinator

Francesca Birri

Construction Coordinator

Nigel Birtchnell

Driver

Christian Black

Stand-In

Colin Black

Plasterer

Lee Blaylock

Music

Martin Body

Rotoscope Animator

Steve Bohan

Construction Manager

Grant Bolton

Plasterer

Paul Bond

Dp/Cinematographer

Paul Bond

Director Of Photography

Milena Bono Parodi

Location Manager

Mauro Bonucci

Driver

William Booker

Assistant Director

Rebecca Booth

Assistant

Diego Borella

Set Production Assistant

Giovanni Bossetti

Office Production Assistant

Matthew Bovington

Post-Production Accountant

Jon Bowen

2-D Animator

Jim Bowers

Matte Painter

Tony Boxall

Plasterer

Siobhan Boyes

Post-Production Coordinator

Gavin Boyle

Visual Effects

Tom Bracht

Character Animation

John Bradbury

Original Music

Mark Bradley

Software Engineer

Anderson Chet Bradshaw

Stunts

Andre Braithwaite

Modelmaker

Emma Brazier

Accounting Assistant

Veronica Brebner

Makeup

Dave Brennan

Electrician

Bob Bridges

Video Playback

Stuart Bridges

Video Playback

Dr. Robert Bridson

Consultant

Adam Brockbank

Concept Artist

Nicola Brodie

Animator

Sarah Brook

Accounting Assistant

Stephen Brooke Smith

Director Of Photography

Stephen Brooke Smith

Dp/Cinematographer

Gordon Brown

Foley Editor

Tom Brown

Art Director

Zoe Brown

Makeup Artist

Tim Browning

Art Department

Dave Bruyea

Driver

Nicola Buck

Makeup Artist

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

Ian Burrows

Plasterer

Jon Butler

3-D Animator

Joe Buxton

Lighting Technician

Michael Byrch

Stunts

Julian Caldow

Concept Artist

Vincenzo Calera

Cashier

Pino Calise

Driver

Mariolis Camejo

Set Production Assistant

Stefano Campestrin

Driver

Francesca Canducci

Camera Operator

Huseyin Caner

3-D Animator

Francesco Canonico

Animator

Alan Canty

Driver

Sasha Cappabianca

Painter

Dimitri Capuani

Art Director

Inti Carboni

Assistant Director

Massimo Cardajoli

Props

Giacomo Calo Carducci

Art Department

Tristan Carlisle-kitz

Propman

Mauricio Carneiro

Wardrobe

Jo Caron

Foley Mixer

Alison Carter

Assistant Editor

Darryl Carter

Carpenter

Laurie Cartwright

Production Insurance

John Casali

Sound Mixer

Antonio Casanova

Plasterer

John Casey

Carpenter

Andrew Castle

Carpenter

Peter Cavaciuti

Camera Operator

Peter Cavaciuti

Steadicam Operator

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Mauro Cecchini

Driver

Paul Charisse

Visual Effects

Tim Chauncey

Animator

Paige Chaytor

Props Buyer

Paige Chaytor

Special Effects Coordinator

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

Juliette Cheveley

Stunts

Irene Chiccho

Medic

Lee Chidwick

Production Coordinator

Martin Chitty

Costumes

Nick Chopping

Stunts

Giuseppe Ciccone

Other

Simone Ciceri

Swing Gang

Adriano Cingolani

Other

Roberto Cingolani

Other

Ellen Claridge

Costumes

Chris Clarke

Camera Assistant

Jane Clarke

Storyboard Artist

Jeff Clifford

Visual Effects

Marianna Clissa

Office Production Assistant

Murray Close

Photography

Taylor Tulip Close

Camera Assistant

Dean Coldham

Plasterer

Debra Coleman

Digital Effects Artist

John Coleman

Driver

Paul Colford

Set Costumer

Sharon Colley

Makeup Artist

Daniel Collins

Stunt Double

James Collins

Art Department

Richard Collis

Digital Effects Artist

Kevin Collyer

Driver

Carmela Compagnone

Accounting Assistant

Ryan Conder

Special Effects Assistant

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Davide Conteduca

Painter

Stefano Conti

Driver

Stephen Conway

Props

Gary Cook

Driver

Ryan Cook

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ben Cooke

Stunts

Ian Copeland

Digital Effects Artist

Rosy Coppola

Seamstress Supervisor

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Assistant

Ian Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Jaimie Corbould

Special Effects

Paul Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Rossella Corridori

Accountant

Stefano Corridori

Special Effects Technician

Gloria Cortigiani

Makeup Artist

George Cottle

Stunts

Gary Coulter

Visual Effects

Niamh Coulter

Set Decorator

Ruth Coulter

Set Production Assistant

Nigel Crafts

Carpenter

Chris Cranstoun

Location Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Corazon de tinta, Tintenherz
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Laurie Cartwright
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video June 23, 2009

Released in United States December 2008

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema for Children) December 11-18, 2008.

Based on the novel "Inkheart" written by Cornelia Funke and published by Chicken House in October 2003.

Deal covers the subsequent two novels in Funke's planned trilogy; second installment "Inkspell" published by The Chicken House, October 1, 2005; "Inkdawn" published by Chicken House, 2007.

Literary Sale Date: 02/25/2004.

Released in United States Winter January 23, 2009

Released in United States on Video June 23, 2009

Released in United States December 2008 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Cinema for Children) December 11-18, 2008.)