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New Trailer for CORALINE... at last! One that gives you the feeling of the film!

Hey folks, Harry here... This is actually Henry Selick's personal favorite trailer for CORALINE. And I can see why. It is a trailer that shows the creepiness and the joy of the film. Before our screening in Austin, he looked out at the audience and said that this was a film from "Brave Boys & Girls" - and that's exactly right. In addition, from my screening I received a letter from one reader that said she has reverted to 5 years old for the rest of the week. This is a film to take the wonderfully strange girl in your life to. And girls.. across the board, this one is for you. That said, almost all of my guy friends loved it as well. Check this trailer out - that look like something up your alley?

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  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST


    by austinnn

    cant wait to see this!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    may as well post it here... new topic just popped up

    by mynemaborat

    harry's growing insanity has made me reluctant to visit this site these days... i started reading this site back in 1998, yep 10 years ago, and have been doing so a few times a week ever since. but lately, within the past two years or so, i really haven't been able to garner the same old enthusiasm i used to. dunno, maybe getting older u stop wanting a film nerd fix... but i think its really because there are tons of other sites out there that DO A BETTER JOB AND DON'T GET BOGGED DOWN IN PETTY CHILDISH HATRED BETWEEN STAFF. i don't particularly like drew that much, but harry is just dead set insane. he's allowed himself to become isolated from the real world and consumed by this strange fantasy land where he's the emperor and famous and everyone loves him. reality check harold - you're not famous or powerful and no one in hollywood could give two shits about you or this site. don't mean to hate on you so much but really, you need to reconnect with the real world

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    This film is REALLY GOOD.

    by Freakemovie

    Saw an advance screening a couple of days ago. If it came out last year it definitely would've made my top ten list. It's the kind of movie you complain about Hollywood not making anymore -- a kids movie that isn't dumbed down and is legitimately scary. John Hodgman as the Other Father saying "Everything's right in this world, kiddo" is my new favorite line.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Goddamn, I CAN'T FUCKING WAIT.

    by mefrog

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST


    by lovecraftian

    This movie is going to be amazing. That was creepy as hell. I'm thrilled my in-laws came by late this January to give my wife and I our Christmas gifts. HELLLLLOOOOOO BORDERS! I'm getting the book this week. NEIL GAIMAN, YOU MAD GENIUS!--I'm convinced the guy is actually an unseelie changeling of some sort.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Wow! Looks like TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    THIS will fuck our very eyeballs!<p>AVATAR who? ;-)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Riddle me this...

    by lovecraftian

    How do you make a Blue Meanie even creepier? Answer: Give Neil Gaiman a keyboard.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    wow, awesome

    by LegoKenobi

    i've been following a lot about this movie, but this is the best trailer i've seen. i can't wait.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Fucking your eyeballs in 2009! Coraline.

    by V'Shael

    This is a movie I am dying to see.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    think the trailer would of been even creepier if

    by thinboyslim.

    they'd said the line about taking her eyes and replacing them with buttons...its only hinted at in this trailer but thats the thing that creeped me out from the first trailer.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I want to be a dentist.

    by flossygomez

    I can't get past the whole rudolph the red nose reindeer style animation. I wish they picked some other way to do it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I hate the fact

    by montimer

    That in the UK I have to wait until fuckin MAY to see this film in the UK. MAY for fuck's sake. MAY! It's out the same day as fucking Trek. Who thought that through. Give me Coraline and give it to me NOW!!!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    That looks fantastic.

    by T 1000 xp professional

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by I am the most horrible

    I'll tell you Selick will be on LIVE WIRE radio variety program on Jan 31st at 7 pm on KOPB.<p> Listen live online at opbDOTorg or follow the link at livewireradioDOTorg. <p> Podcast at Itunes.<p> Selick discusses Coraline and other surprises.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I Will Watch ANYTHING...

    by ericinwisconsin

    ...with the name "Neil Gaiman" attached to it. <br /><br /> Now if only someone would do Sandman as a miniseries, preferably animated and preferably Showtime or HBO.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry...

    by strongbadmonkey

    Would a four year old girl who loves Nightmare Before Xmas be ok for this, or is it a little too intense? Don't want to freak my daughter out too much. Rock Rock On.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    okay, NOW I'm excited

    by jazzgalaxy

    After reading the book when it came out, I immediately had a vision of what this movie would look like and the previous trailers were nothing like what was in my head. I thought they were all wrong. THIS trailer, however, looks exactly right. Count me in.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST


    by Acappellaman

    The exact quote is "I'm going to be a dentist". I know because people used to quote that line at me whenever I needed a haircut. My bangs do that weird flippy thing that Hermey's does, and is bright blonde as well. It's gotten to the point that when some select people writ my name, they add D.D.S. at the end. Yep, hilarious.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    You gotta love Gaiman

    by The Chosen

    You can't fight it.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    What is with the marketing for this film?

    by JT Kirk

    Not only did this trailer tell me everything that the wasteful billboards and aimless tv spots did not, but it also succeeded in telling me that the movie's out in a WEEK! WTF? Why did I have to wait 9 days before the film's release to finally get that it looks interesting? Bad marketing! BAD! NO! STAY! GO LIE DOWN!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    im taking my nephew

    by bacci40

    finally...a toon to scare the kiddies...i love gaiman, i love selick...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    mynemaborat....dude, did harry fuck your sister?

    by bacci40


  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    no sandman....ever

    by bacci40

    gaiman has gone into this many one in hollywood understands the work<p> look, i tried to get an ex, who was an aspiring screenwriter to read the series (pulled out all my comics, the really did love her at the time) she didnt get it (kinda fell out of love that day) maybe if the project is handed to sellick it could work...he seems to get gaiman...but i just want it left on the pages...thanks

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Jesus H. Tapdancing Christ, does this look cool.

    by Zarles

    Henry Selick is back with a vengeance.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2 p.m. CST


    by Zarles

    Shut up, asshole. No one cares.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Did Selick really need to get...

    by Droid

    credited twice? Especially on the same shot as Gaiman.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    3D is so tired.

    by noncents

    I know the story behind this guy, and I want him to succeed, but visually not pleasing.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    would HAVE! would HAVE! would HAVE!

    by ChopChop

    You illiterate, miserable pieces of shits!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    amazing looking. and

    by GetEveryone

    on the topic of illiteracy, then and than are not interchangeable.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty tired of ...

    by jimmy_009

    Children entering fairy tale worlds, coming out symbolically grown up. A dime a dozen. That said, this still looks pretty cool.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I wonder if the tone will keep children away.

    by rbatty024

    Not that many parents care what their children watch, but I would imagine it might be difficult to market a "kids" film with such an adult theme.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by DOGSOUP

    Mark my words. At least, you can count on my efforts to make it so opening night in one of those living room theaters that costs 15 bucks a pop. This is the first 3D movie I think is worth me shelling out the extra dough to go in style. Henry Selick, you KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD my friend.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by Toonol

    If it's not CGI, how is the flame done? Composited in? Was it done real-time, not stop motion?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by The_Skook

    I can't wait for this! Dribble...

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Fucking your buttonholes in February!

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    The Aristocra.... Coraline!

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    mynemaborat (for those that don't know him)

    by BadMrWonka

    this douche has had some odd personal problem with Harry for a while. he talks about vaguely personal stuff, and it's rather creepy. here's an example from another talkback:<p> "yet more hilarious fantasy memories of harold's... still doesn't beat the memories of living off the land and wrangling cattle, but it comes close. do u really believe these things you say harry? btw i particularly liked the post about your parents were the experts in the field and they valued 26k worth of garbage at 100k. that's great!!"<p>um...what? here's another great one:<p> "[...]harry's on the take from certain studios! its not exactly subtle..."<p>he also said that Spike Lee was no better than a white supremacist, and that the Coen brothers are mediocre and overrated. <p>in other words, don't worry too much bout this guy. he's just a nut. I'm still curious about his creepy relationship with Harry though. he seems to know and mention a lot of personal stuff in his crazy rants.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST


    by ericinwisconsin

    ...I can appreciate your points, and Neil's. Granted, it would take someone who "gets" Sandman to make it, but I can always hope that SOMEONE would understand it. After all, I do, and I'm nobody special.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 7:54 p.m. CST

    MUCH better than the first trailer.........

    by archer1949

    That was far too cutesy by half. After seeing it, I thought Selick had royally screwed it. This rings more true to the book. THis is one creepy story, kids! Is it true that someone did write a Sandman screenplay that was so god-awful that not even the studio that gave us Ted Logan as John Constantine, Deadbeat dad Stalker Superman and The Fresh Prince fighting a giant mechanical spider in the old west would touch it? Or is that just a rumor?

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Gaiman's new movie: when i had a shit last night

    by stooopider

    It starts with me wiping my ass, then I stop and go to bed after a drink of water. It's all I have left to write about. $250m budget. Mickey Rourke as the turd that feels bad about being a turd but ends up winning an oscar after crying a bit

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Neil Gaiman directs "tori's vagina'

    by stooopider

    its a $250m porno staring a ginger vag that feels bad about stuff and cries at the end. 15 oscar noms, yo

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I met Neil Gaiman once. He tried to touch my balls

    by stooopider

    Not really, seemed a nice guy. Still, he tried to touch my balls

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    This film is boring.

    by barneyshouldbeputdown

    Saw this the other night... And it's a real shame, because there's some spectacular artistry, all in service of a mediocre story, told in a very unengaging way. There's just nothing "fresh" about this, other than the look. Don't know what movie Harry saw... but this is not a good film. Don't know if it's worse than "Monkeybone," but it's not much to write home about. There's an embargo on reviews until just before it's released, and there's a very good reason for that. They know they've got a dud.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    TMBG sings in the new commercial...

    by jimbojones123

    Well, at least John L. Makes me even more excited for this one.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Neil gaiman is raping my childhood

    by stooopider

    and Frank Miller is holding me down saying he'll kill me if I tell anyone.

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    How can this film ever do well?...

    by abysstare

    It's going to scare away it's target audience. I think this is one of the best examples ever of a property that was best left on the printed page. Kids might read a scary book, but a scary movie is a different beast all together. Good luck, though! Cheers! :)

  • Jan. 28, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Scary kid's movies

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    This trailer reminds me of those traumatizing 80's fantasy films like The Dark Crystal and The Secret Of NIMH when "family" movies actually had some balls. I think the last great scary kid's movie was the underrated Babe: Pig In The City. That shit was UNREAL for a G-rated movie.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST

    abysstare - it's not scary

    by barneyshouldbeputdown

    Maybe for the tiniest tots... But there's just no real mood or tension. The trailer's good, but by the time you get to any kind of danger or ominous elements, you're just bored, and the pacing is leaden. People's hopes are so high for this. I never read the book - but if the book was scary... this is not. It reminded me of the old BEETLEJUICE TV cartoon. It's about on that level, storywise, with Nightmare Before Christmas-level visuals. I will say this, there are a few good chuckles, and one laugh-out-loud moment regarding Dogs being fitted for clothing. But I was just struck by how mundane this thing was. My guess is nobody was looking over Selick's shoulder - and if you look at his track record, he NEEDS someone (like Burton) looking over his shoulder.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Beautiful animation,

    by Dingbatty

    but...a door and a keyhole/key imagery? Neverwhere? MirrorMask? Season of Mists? And whatever else I'm forgetting. Unless he's trying to link them, like something Moorcock would do?

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST


    by Roland_The_Gunslinger

    Would I be correct in believing that this film was, in part, inspired by Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth? Or, converesly, I don't know much about the production history of Coraline, was this film in production before Pan's Labyrinth was released? I just see striking similarities between the two; both in terms of themes and aesthetics. Cheers.

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Same as the other trailers

    by killianx

    Not totally sold on this film yet but does seem interesting

  • Jan. 29, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    by Prague23

    Videos of Neil reading the entire GRAVEYARD BOOK!