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Henry Selick returns to Disney

Henry Selick, director of “Coraline,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “James and the Giant Peach,” will be making his way back to Disney, setting up shop at Pixar’s studio in Emeryville, CA.

Selick plans to write and direct original features along with adapting books. While he may be set up at Pixar, his films will continue to be produced as stop-motion animation.

No word on whether or not the films will be released under the Disney or Pixar name.


82nd Academy Awards: Animation Nominees

The nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards (Oscars) were announced today. Here are the animation nominees:

Animated Feature Film
“Coraline” Henry Selick
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Wes Anderson
“The Princess and the Frog” John Musker and Ron Clements
“The Secret of Kells” Tomm Moore
“Up” Pete Docter

Short Film (Animated)
“French Roast” Fabrice O. Joubert
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
“The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” Javier Recio Gracia
“Logorama” Nicolas Schmerkin
“A Matter of Loaf and Death” Nick Park

More nominees after the break.


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The Making of Coraline

The fine folks over at Universal have sent over four behind-the-scenes videos of the making of Coraline, coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc July 21st. The release includes 2-D and 3-D versions of the movie plus 4 pairs of 3-D glasses with every copy.

Video 1 of 4

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Interview: Neil Gaiman on ‘Coraline’

Silas Lesnick over at Collider had the wonderful opportunity to interview Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline, among many other notable works. The interview is quite enjoyable, covering everything from the upcoming Coraline movie to the rumors that he is writing an episode of “Doctor Who”. Below is a snippet from the interview:

Collider: [Coraline’s] story always reminded somewhat of “Alice in Wonderland”; […] Do you see the story as something that could stick around and have, over years and years, more adaptations?

Neil: I don’t know if, as an author, you’re ever allowed to ponder that. The joy for me with “Coraline” is watching the number of adaptations it’s already had and that it keeps getting. I mean, there’s been puppet theater. Places like Poland and Prague have been doing puppet versions of “Coraline”. There’s a musical version coming out in June with Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields and the Gothic Archies doing the music. Which all sounds 180 degrees from everything that Henry [Selick] did and still sounds amazing. Coraline is played by a large, 50 year-old lady. The Other Mother is a drag queen. It just sounds awesome.

Read the full interview over at Collider.


Coraline: official site launch, featurettes and more!

From Henry Selick, director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, comes Coraline – the first stop-motion animated feature filmed in 3D! Coraline arrives in theaters nationwide on Februray 6, 2009.

In anticipation of the upcoming release, Focus Features recently launched the official website for Coraline which includes tons of places to explore, including the Other Mother’s Workshop where you can upload your picture to see what you look like in Coraline’s world. If you click around, you’ll uncover hidden behind-the scenes videos and goodies to download. Visit the official site here.

Below are six new Coraline featurettes along with new images. In viewing these videos you can meet the cast, see how the puppets were made and hear from the crew first hand what it was like to work on the set of the film.


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New ‘Coraline’ trailer

Release date: February 6, 2009

From Henry Selick, director of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, comes the first stop-motion animated feature filmed in 3D.

A look at ‘Coraline,’ a new stop-motion animated movie

From Henry Selick, director of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, comes the first stop-motion animated feature filmed in 3D.

Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate version of her life on the other side. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it – only much better. But when this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, and her other parents (including her Other Mother voiced by Teri Hatcher) try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world – and save her family.

Release date: February 2009

Check out the following five featurettes:

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