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    'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    A new behind-the-scenes featurette is up now and wow!
    http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/73...t1_081108.html

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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    The old thread is dead, long live this new thread. Coraline is now the movie I look forward to the most. There isn't much else between here and there.

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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    Hurray! I just ran into one of my students at school and when she saw me, she ran home to give me my book back. I had no idea where it was!
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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    Today's daily installment: "Crafting the world of Coraline" just looks too great!

    A new one everyday this week at:
    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/coraline/news/1748615/exclusive_sneak_peek_at_coraline
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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    Wonderful David Strick behind-the-scenes photos at:

    "Coraline" scenic painter Aaron Jarrett - Coraline - Hollywood Backlot - LA Times
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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    February 2009? Ug! I don't think I can wait that long! This movie looks so awesome. Thanks for the links ALIASd.

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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    In a related topic Neil Gaiman will be on tour soon to promote his newest book, The Graveyard Book. Here is the current schedule. Neil Gaiman - Where's Neil?

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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    On the Set with Coraline:
    Where the Motion Doesn't Stop



    September 16, 2008
    By Thomas J. McLean
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    Coraline combines old-fashioned stop-motion animation techniques with modern 3-D.

    Here lead animator Travis Knight checks the framing on Coraline.
    Photo credit: Kelvin Jones. All images Focus Features.



    In Neil Gaiman's popular 2002 novella Coraline, a young girl discovers a hidden passageway in an old house to a strange and opposite "other" world -- an experience not unlike visiting the "set" of the animated movie that will bring the book to the big screen.

    Produced by Oregon-based Laika Ent., Coraline is an unusual movie in several respects. Bucking the CG toon trend, Coraline combines old-fashioned stop-motion animation techniques with the newfangled wonders of modern 3-D. All this under the direction of Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, and filming in a surprisingly nondescript industrial park office complex just outside the lush green environs of Portland.

    At the time of the set visit in late May, Selick says the film is two-thirds complete after about a year and a half of production, which followed a year of pre-production. The schedule for finishing the film is tight -- set to wrap in late summer or early autumn, the film is slated for a late-December Oscar-qualifying run, followed by a nationwide release on Feb. 6 from Focus Features.

    Selick says the long process of making the film began in 2000, before Gaiman's popular novella had been published. At that time he managed to convince first the author and then producer Bill Mechanic that animation struck the right tone for the creepy kids tale. "This is a scary book for kids. If it's animation, I think that it takes a little of the edge off the worst moments, but it keeps the Grimm's fairy tale quality," he says.

    There are changes in Selick's adaptation, although the story remains essentially the same: A girl named Coraline discovers a passageway to a world much like our own that nonetheless seems better in many ways -- until her "Other Mother" kidnaps her real parents and demands that Coraline stay. But it's now set in Oregon as opposed to the Midwest, and Selick has added a local boy named Wylie to the cast, a move he says helps by giving Coraline someone to talk to. Another character, Mr. Bobo, has been made more energetic and given a Russian accent in his transition to Mr. Bobinsky.

    Heading up the cast is Dakota Fanning as Coraline, with Teri Hatcher as Mother and Other Mother, Jon Hodgman as Father and Other Father, Keith David as The Cat, Ian McShane as Bobinsky, and the English comedy duo of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders as the theatrically minded neighbors Miss Spink and Miss Forcible.

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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    'Coraline' fuses stop-motion, 3-D

    Henry Selick describes upcoming film

    By Carolyn Giardina
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    Oct 24, 2008, 08:25 PM ET


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    Director Henry Selick describes his upcoming "Coraline" as a marriage of "old-fashioned" stop-motion animation with the latest 3-D techniques.

    During a footage presentation Friday, roughly 20 minutes of Focus Features' "Coraline" -- the first stop-motion animated film to be produced in stereoscopic 3-D -- was shown. It was mostly finished, though it did include some temp music.

    "Coraline" is an adaptation of Neil Graiman's best seller, which follows a young girl who walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. The film opens wide on Feb. 6.

    The clips shown Friday include the sequence where Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) discovers and enters the alternate world. In that environment, Coraline encounters the "Other Mother" (Teri Hatcher), who tries to keep her from going home, as well as a variety of characters who perform circus-style acts. In another scene, the girls run from the home, but as Coraline distances herself, the colors and setting seems to wash away.

    The clips demonstrated how Selick -- helming his first stop-motion feature since 1993's "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" -- uses the 3-D format as part of the storytelling. For instance, the sequence in Coraline's real world is fairly shallow, while the director brings greater depth to the alternate environment.

    "I love how 3-D captures the essence of stop motion," he said.

    "Coraline" is being produced in Portland, Ore., at Laika Entertainment, the Phil Knight-owned facility that encompasses the former Vinton Studios.

    Selick's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has been remastered in stereoscopic 3-D and was rereleased in the format in fall 2006, last year an again this year.
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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    'Coraline' filmmaker goes full bore with stop-motion


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    By Susan Wloszczyna
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    Her name is Coraline, not Alice. Instead of tumbling down a rabbit hole, she crawls through a secret tunnel in her apartment building. Where she ends up is in an "other" world, not Wonderland.

    But as seen in Henry Selick's 3-D stop-motion fantasy Coraline (out Feb. 6), this blue-haired heroine's adventures in a strange, unsettling parallel universe rival those experienced by Lewis Carroll's goldilocked girl explorer.

    Who needs a Mad Hatter when, much to her initial delight, Coraline discovers an idealized version of her own mother, one with a better fashion sense who eagerly caters to her every whim. Plus, there are more interesting counterparts to her neighbors, who never dare make the mistake of calling her Caroline as the real-world ones do.

    "It's like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel," says Selick of the tale that takes a darker Grimm's fairy-tale turn once the Other Mother, who sports black buttons in place of eyes, reveals her true nature.
    The filmmaker behind 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas and 1996's James and the Giant Peach believes almost anyone can relate to his pre-teen heroine's frustration over her preoccupied parents, huddled over their home computers while designing garden catalogs.
    Compared with slick computer-generated images, "Stop-motion can't be as smooth and perfect," he says. "You feel the hand of the animator in the work, trying to coax a performance out of miniature models."

    Selick is not alone in his love for the low-tech process. Coming up: Tim Burton, a creative force on Nightmare, turns his 1984 live-action short, Frankenweenie, into a full-length stop-motion film. Wes Anderson, who had Selick design the undersea creatures for 2004's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, uses stop-motion in his telling of Roald Dahl's story The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

    Selick became a convert to 3-D after Nightmare was dimensionalized for its 2006 re-release. "With Nightmare, we didn't go overboard. It was done cleverly."
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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman



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    Re: 'Coraline' from Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman

    Here is the latest trailer! Coraline

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    Coraline

    Has anyone seen this preview? It looks like a very cute movie. It actually comes out on my birthday,so, I'm excited to see it.

    http://www.coraline.com/

    http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/coraline/





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    Re: Coraline

    I've heard about the book, and the movie. it sounds pretty awesome.

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    Re: Coraline

    I actually have seen the entire movie a couple months ago. It's really good, the animation and 3d effects and setup are top notch. Really liked the story too

    Oh and it was a movie watcher test from AMC we got to see the entire movie about 90% complete and rate it..
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