Coraline featurette online

A two-minute featurette on Henry Selick’s 3-D stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s children’s novel Coraline is online courtesy IGN Movies. The video quality is not terribly good and as the disclaimer in front of the clip says, some of the footage is unfinished, but it will give you an idea of how excited to get for this flick — which is “very.”

Selick’s made some duds (Monkeybone, arguably James and the Giant Peach), but inthose instances, he’s been hamstrung by a skimpy budget. With this, it looks like he’s finally been given a proper budget again to work his wonders. Coraline is slated for a February 6, 2009, release.

(You can also see the previously-released teaser and clip over at YouTube, as well.)

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 10:55 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Ronell
    on 2008-08-12 at 11:09
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    Why does this seem less dark than I imagined from the book? I mean it’s almost, shudder, cheerful! I’m hyped to see it nonetheless.

  2. Written by Vincent
    on 2008-08-18 at 10:13
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    I love when hollywood types toot each other’s horns. The whole video was someone saying how the other is great and how happy they are to work with them.

    I can’t believe I’ll be working in such a shallow industry one day.

  3. Written by Abigail
    on 2008-08-21 at 00:45
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    How was James and the Giant Peach a dud?

  4. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-08-21 at 07:16
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    It didn’t do very well at the box office: it made $28 million theatrically and cost about $38 million. I’m sure it has more than acquitted itself on DVD, however.

    EDIT: Ah, I forgot I was talking about the film from a creative standpoint in the original post. Personally, I was let down by the ending; I felt the whole movie should have been stop-motion, because the climax of the movie being in the real world made it the least interesting part of the movie for me.

    I am likely in the minority on this one, judging from its 94% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, but I vaguely remember the reviews being more mixed when it was released theatrically.

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