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Henry Selick's CORALINE comes into perfect Focus!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Good news came from Variety for all of us Henry Selick and Stop-Motion animation fans... CORALINE, which is being made at what used to be Will Vinton studios, but was acquired by Phil Knight (yeah, the tennis shoe guy) and turned into LAIKA ENTERTAINMENT - which is doing a series of Stop-Motion and alternative to CG animated feature films. Their first feature to be released is going to be CORALINE based on Neil Gaiman's fantastic book. Well - the good news is that the film has landed at one of the absolute best alternative film mini-major distributors in LaLaLand... FOCUS. Which means the film will be marketed, distributed and treated with the absolute best intentions. Something that hasn't always been given to Henry Selick... right Fox?

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  • May 17, 2006, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by thatpeterguy

  • May 17, 2006, 4:27 a.m. CST

    I have no idea about any of this stuff.

    by thatpeterguy

    I guess I lose my movie geek pass.

  • May 17, 2006, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Coraline is a great story

    by DOGSOUP

    ..and The Studio Formily Known as Will Vinton Studios is in my beloved city of Portland. Our local paper ran some pics of the design work and it looked good, but when I read the book I thought of everything a bit more sinister looking. It looked more creepy-cute.

  • May 17, 2006, 4:37 a.m. CST

    You can say that again

    by Rupee88

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  • May 17, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Book unspools like a Selick flick in your head

    by the maven

    It&#39;s rare when a book is picked up by the perfect director for it (although, after seeing the weirdness in "MirrorMask," I wouldn&#39;t mind finding out what Dave McKean would do with it). This is very good news. I keep waiting on the other shoe to drop. Think they&#39;ll cast Dakota Fanning in the lead?

  • May 17, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Damn you, maven!

    by chrth

    Someone delete that post before an idiot reads it and says, "Hey you know ..."

  • May 17, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Lucky stiff

    by Ribbons

    Hopefully &#39;Coraline&#39; turns out well. I&#39;ve been looking forward to this one for what seems like 5 years.

  • May 17, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Is it really stop motion though?

    by Bryan

    Can anyone confirm this? When Coraline was first announced years ago they said it was going to be computer animation (I think maybe with live action parts for the real world). Later, Selick directed the computer animated "Moongirl" for Laika, partly as practice for directing computer animated features. Then I saw an interview where he said that they hadn&#39;t decided the medium yet, it could be computer animation, it could be stop motion, or it could be a combination. Since then, I haven&#39;t seen any mention of the medium except for Harry&#39;s here, which seems based on the false assumption that Laika only does stop motion. I&#39;m sure it would be good either way but I&#39;m definitely hoping that Harry is right about it being stop motion. p.s. I don&#39;t see how you can blame Fox&#39;s PROMOTION for what happened to Monkeybone. I&#39;m sure the studio interfered with what Selick was trying to do, and it sounds like Chris Columbus had a lot to do with it too. And I&#39;m sure Selick deserves part of the blame too, considering that on the DVD he defends it and claims it still is a good movie. Regardless, you can&#39;t blame Fox for not advertising it well. What is the point of a brilliant advertising campaign for a horrible movie that no one will like?

  • May 17, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Don&#39;t know the story but...

    by Media Fiend

    YAYYYY!!! A new Selick movie. Happy-Happy! Joy-Joy!

  • May 17, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    My sister&#39;s read this book.

    by AwesomeBillFunk

    She&#39;s only fourteen but she&#39;s got reasonable taste. She seemed to enjoy it. -Focus you can use that as a quote on the movie poster if ya like.

  • May 17, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    I was unimpressed with the book...

    by beamish13

    But I&#39;m optimistic about this film. God, I hope we can finally get Selick&#39;s early films like SEEPAGE on DVD...