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"Coraline" Article Roundup: NYT on 3-D; Teri Hatcher on Being the Other Mother

The New York Times has taken a look at the upcoming movie Coraline, focusing on the fact that it is the first stop-motion animated movie that was filmed with the intent of projecting it in 3-D for audiences (free registration required). Coraline director Henry Selick is quoted as saying, “I saw that everyone that was doing 3-D was overusing the in-your-face things. They were playing very fast and loose with the technique, mainly just cranking it up as a gimmick, which is what killed it in the ’50s. So I wanted it to be part of our story, another world that seems richer, where you can breathe.”

Elsewhere, ComingSoon.net has posted a brief interview with actor Teri Hatcher, who plays both Coraline’s mother and the Other Mother in the movie. Hatcher discusses what her first animated movie role was like, whether she thought her role on Desperate Housewives affected her casting or her performance in Coraline, and whether she thinks the movie is too dark to bring kids to.

Coraline opens this Friday, February 6, 2009. For more information, check out these featurettes provided by Laika Animation Studios or Toon Zone’s visit to the Coraline set.

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