OregonLive on the "Coraline" Movie Gamble
OregonLive has posted a lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the feature film Coraline, Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella. The movie is the first for Laika Entertainment, a new movie studio founded by Nike co-founder and president Phil Knight, and the article notes the risks that Knight is taking with a stop-motion animated movie and its highly uncoventional source material, but notes the need to differentiate from Pixar and DreamWorks animated movies. The feature also goes deep behind the scenes to look at the making of the film, including the painstaking animation process and the approach that Selick is taking in directing the movie.
Coraline is currently scheduled for a February 2009 release.
(via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)