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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

coraline featurettes

I'm pretty much happy to see anything Neil Gaiman-related. There's a fair chance that I'll like it. I enjoyed the book Coraline and even though the film was going to be animated, I was sure I'd enjoy that, too. I forgot that Neil's reached that point where he gets to work with really cool people who do amazing things. After watching these featurettes on the making of the movie, I'm now really excited to see the movie.

I think it's going to be utterly delightful. It will be made in stop-motion animation by Henry Selick, the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love that Neil sent Henry the manuscript for the film 18 months before the book was even published...he REALLY wanted him to make the movie. ^_^

1. Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman bring Coraline to life (the girl in the green dress is Neil's daughter Maddy)

2. Crafting the world of Coraline. More about the stop-motion process.

3. The story of Coraline.

There are four more to come, but they are being released one at a time over the next few days.

And for you lucky bastards who can enter this competition, here's a link to a chance to win a trip to visit the set. Would be so cool to see all the models, puppets, etc. Ends on the 17th!

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