Must Watch: First Full Trailer for Henry Selick's Coraline

November 20, 2008
Source: Yahoo

Coraline Trailer

Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Coraline, the next stop-motion animation movie from Henry Selick. Damn, does this just look incredible or what! The film is about a young girl who finds a secret door in her house and discovers an alternate version of her life. If you're at all a fan of stop-motion or the Nightmare Before Christmas, you'll definitely want to check this out. The story is actually based on a book by Neil Gaiman, which should tell you that it'll be pretty damn good. I also really love the look of that cat - I think he's going to be the best part of it. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think!

Watch the full trailer for Henry Selick's Coraline:

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You can also watch the Coraline trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

Coraline is both written and directed by Henry Selick, who directed the other stop animation movies The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Monkeybone. The film is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. Coraline is set to arrive in theaters on February 6th, 2009.

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Reader Feedback - 30 Comments


Is this for an Oscar ?

Kill the Batman on Nov 20, 2008


looks great!!!

Andy on Nov 20, 2008


yes! YES! YESSS! Been waiting ages for this trailer!!! THANK YOU FS!!!

vanagwathiel on Nov 20, 2008


it took me a whole three seconds to realise that was't cg. and i've been following this, i KNEW it was stop motion. can't believe how well that's progressing as a medium - looking forward to spike jonze's fantastic mr fox EVEN MORE!

fanboy d on Nov 20, 2008



crabby on Nov 20, 2008


dammit, i meant wes anderson. got confused with where the wild things are. clearly, all kids movies are the same to me.

fanboy d on Nov 20, 2008


This does look good as much as I am not a fan of Nightmare before Xmas

L on Nov 20, 2008


3D is gonna be a trip!

Nick Sears on Nov 20, 2008


this looks good.

darrin on Nov 20, 2008


doesnt seem as spooky as i remember the book being.

9mm on Nov 20, 2008


perfect. now if the movie is as good...

Daniel on Nov 20, 2008


That looks flippin goood

big r on Nov 20, 2008


If I were 8 years old, I think this movie would scare the shit out of me!

Tom Brazelton on Nov 20, 2008


I think it's odd that the trailer doesn't even mention the fact that its based on the book by Neil Gaiman... It should have said "from the author of Stardust"... etc.

PJBW on Nov 20, 2008


It's nice to see that (mostly) non-computerized animation's still alive

Jaf on Nov 20, 2008


That door reminds me of being john malkovich a little...

Steven on Nov 20, 2008


OMG looks soo amazing! im definitly sold for this flick!

cmedina on Nov 20, 2008


This is going to be excellent!

Brooke on Nov 20, 2008


Finally... best trailer of the last couple months. Sold the Story, sold the characters, no cheesy 3-D Gimmicks, and got me excited for the movie without giving the whole damned plot. LOVE IT... been looking forward to this trailer for over a year.

Dusty on Nov 20, 2008


this is great! didn't even notice that it's a stop-motion...

miracle disease on Nov 20, 2008


@ 19 I actually thought it gave away the entire plot outline. still wanna see it though.

Trystan on Nov 20, 2008


The book was a lot of creepy fun, I have been looking forward to this for quite awhile.

Mindcrime on Nov 20, 2008


I'm very disappointed in the approach they took to this. The book was wonderful and creepy as hell. This looks...loud. And childish...too childish. I hate that we insist on dumbing things down for kids. What happened to the good old days of scaring children shitless with stories by the Brothers Grimm and Edgar Allen Poe. Neil Gaiman created a modern-day Grimm's fairytale...and Hollywood turned it into what you just saw above. Boo-hiss.

Kevin on Nov 20, 2008


Think- This Looks FANTASTIC! Can't wait to see the whole movie.

Rosy on Nov 21, 2008


I think it's a pritty good movie. weird but good.

isaac on Nov 22, 2008


The book was actually REALLY creepy. This looks much too happy and cute and watered down. I thought they were making a mistake the instant they said they weren't doing live action, actually. That's a shame.

Lauren on Nov 23, 2008


COOOl A rinecongraaaaaaaaaat! it looks nice

znep on Nov 25, 2008


what happened to it being creepy?im only have way through the book and i KNOW it should be creepier than that.and they better put the part about the beetles in too.

isabella on Dec 4, 2008


Wow, I never really got into the other films that this director has done, but this looks amazing! It brings out the little kid in me.....I just might have to spend money on it!

Maria on Dec 14, 2008


Attend the premiere of Coraline in Portland on Feb 5th!!! Its for a really good cause 100% of the final sale price will support Starlight Children's Foundation. And it's coraline - tim burton? HELLO! AWESOME!! Bid for it on ebay: Item number: 400024924319

jera on Jan 20, 2009

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