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"Coraline" News Roundup: Laika's Gamble, Preview Look, Gaiman Comments

Several different media outlets have recently published articles about Coraline, the stop-motion feature film from Laika Entertainment directed by Henry Selick and based on the novella by Neil Gaiman. The Times-Picayune weblog has posted an article dealing with the big gamble that Laika is taking with Coraline, noting that the hard market sell of a creepy stop-motion animated movie is actually part of Laika’s strategy to differentiate themselves from studios like Disney, Pixar, or DreamWorks, and also make their box-office debut with a distinctive statement.

The ShockTillYouDrop.com website has also taken a look at Coraline, and also posted a brief Q&A with director Henry Selick and animator Travis Knight about the movie, including the state of the movie at the time of the interview and the possibility of future Gaiman adaptations.

Finally, Gaiman discusses the state of many of his book-to-film or comic-to-film adaptations in an interview with Premiere, and answers several questions about the path that Coraline took from book to screen and how Henry Selick was ultimately selected as the director.

Coraline will be released on February 6, 2009.

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