Longtime readers probably already know this, but we here at Geeks of Doom are huge fans of both Neil Gaiman‘s and Henry Selick‘s work. We’ve read all the books, seen all the movies, and geek out every chance we get while having discussions about them all. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen The Nightmare Before Christmas or reread American Gods, but needless to say the answer is A LOT. Don’t worry, we’ve got a point here…
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The theatrical trailer for the 3D stop-motion animated Coraline is now online.
Watch it here below! Also, the final theatrical poster is at right (click for large view).
Coraline was written and directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, based on the book by Neil Gaiman and is the first movie to ever be filmed in 3D.
The young Coraline bored in her new home, goes searching around and finds a secret door that leads to an alternate version of her own life. At first, Coraline loves this other world, as it seems so much better than her own. On the other side, is an Other Mother and Other Father, who want her to stay there forever, and while at first she’s tempted, she soon realizes that there’s something wrong with this other place, but is it soon enough to escape back to her real home and family?
The official site for the Focus Features big-screen adaptation of Coraline has gone live.
In the film, young girl Coraline, who discovers a parallel home to hers complete with another mother and father who entice her to remain with them. But once she’s there, she finds out that things aren’t what they originally appeared to be.
Navigate through the site, which is made up to look like the “Other” world, to find 10 secret items hidden on the home page and throughout the various sections — Story, Characters, Videos, Downloads, Activities; find all the items and unlock a video featurette. Also, in each section there’s a door that opens up into the real world, which looks bleak in comparison to the newly discovered world.
Focus Features has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for their upcoming stop-motion animated feature, Coraline.
You can watch the video here below.
Coraline, written directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) from the book by Neil Gaiman, will hit theaters nationwide in February 2009.
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