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Must Watch: Beautiful Coraline Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes!

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January 2, 2009

Must Watch: Beautiful Coraline Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes!

Occasionally I come across something so awe-inspiring that I stop whatever I'm doing just to write about it. So thanks to AICN, I'm highlighting a few of the best behind-the-scenes videos for the upcoming Coraline. Coraline is a stop-motion movie from Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick based on a book by Neil Gaiman. That sentence alone should be enough to convince anyone that Coraline is going to be good, but if you need more reasons, look no further. We've got 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes that show you just how much work went into making this beautiful 3D stop animation feature film.

The more I see of Coraline, the more excited I get for it. I'm really expecting something completely brilliant by now. Thanks again to AICN for pointing out these great videos. And I've got to say, one of the best parts is seeing John Hodgman, the guy from the Mac commercials, in this videos as well. I can't wait!

The Story of Coraline:

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Coraline in the Higher Dimensions:

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The Biggest Smallest Movie Ever Made:

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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 try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world -- and save her family.

Coraline is both written and directed by Henry Selick, the visionary filmmaker behind the other stop animation movies Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, and Monkeybone. The film is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's young adult book of the same name. Focus Features is debuting Coraline in both regular and 3-D movie theaters everywhere on February 6th, 2009. See you there!

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  • Scott McHenry
    Im not excited for this movie
  • LeeMan
    i'd rather see 9
  • Dan
    I cant wait to see this!!,.. its about time for another great stop motion film :-)
  • i'm looking forward to it, i love the director. and it just looks so gorgeous.
  • tzarinna
    Wow, next month, finally.
  • dom
    Looking forward to this - looks amazing!
  • This looks fantaastic! Thanks for the clips....
  • Bob
    main character is slightly annoying
  • paulina
    looking forward to see this movie....
  • Looks good, but I'd also rather see 9...
  • scm1000
    Looks awesome! but I stopped watching the clips when it seemed like they were giving away the whole story. I'd like to be surprised. 9 looks good too.
  • Christopher Marc
    the sound editing for the actors is awful..is it just me?
  • Tim C
    I think this looks amazing. I'm really looking forward to this one.
  • Dusty
    I am so excited to see this coming around... so many folks had this wrote off.... and I still remember when it was first brought up at ShoEast two years ago... I am SYKED for it
  • Needs more Tim Burton
  • Jaf
    But I thought you weren't a fan of 3D. . . or was that a different author? That said it's aight
  • Hanna
    omg this is going to be such an amazing movie the book was so awesome and like i love stop motion movies and i love the director so this is going to be straight up awesome

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