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Official "Coraline" Movie Website Goes Live; New Behind-the-Scenes Videos

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2009
The official website for the movie Coraline has gone live, allowing visitors to visit Coraline’s bedroom, catch a show at the Mouse Circus, and see what you would look like in Coraline’s world in the Other Mother’s Workshop. There are also lots of behind-the-scenes videos and downloadable content secreted around the site. Laika Animation Studios […]

"Coraline" Exhibit at Cartoon Art Museum; Figure Images Released

by Ed Liuon January 1, 2009
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be hosting an exhibition of original art from the movie Coraline, courtesy of Laika Animation Studios. The exhibition will include “drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more” from the movie. The movie opens on February 6, 2009. Elsewhere, Neil Gaiman has posted several images of Coraline figures […]

Stan Freberg on ‘The Three Little Bops’

by on November 21, 2008
For you animation history buffs out there — Jazz music blogger Marc Myers has an article on the classic Looney Tunes short The Three Little Bops (1957) in which he interviews comedy legend and LT voice actor Stan Freberg, who offers some insight into the legendary jazz musicians involved in the production. Stan says, “”Shorty […]

USA Today on "Coraline;" Film Clips on Movie Official Site

by Ed Liuon November 20, 2008
Director Coraline.com, the upcoming stop-motion animated movie from Laika Animation Studios which adapts Neil Gaiman’s novella into a feature film, coming in February 2009. Selick his views of the movie, describing it as “like Alice in Wonderland meets Hansel and Gretel,” and also digs into his affinity for stop-motion animation over CGI. Elsewhere, author Neil […]

Wired Posts Video Interview with Neil Gaiman on "Coraline"

by Ed Liuon November 16, 2008
The Wired weblog has posted a video interview with writer Neil Gaiman on the stop-motion feature film based on his novella Coraline, where he describes the movie as, “the biggest, most strange, expressive, peculiar, enormous stop-motion film I think that’s ever been made.”

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

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2008
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 […]

The Passions of Henry Selick: A "Coraline" Interview

by on October 4, 2008
The last stop in my tour of Laika Animation was to have a sitdown with Henry Selick himself, the great stop-motion animator and the writer/director of this project. Henry’s a guarded guy, but he was willing to be open with us and answer our questions with great insight and humor. In this roundtable interview, Henry […]

On Set with "Coraline": A Tour Through Laika Animation

by on October 3, 2008
The building that housed upwards of 57 active sets in tandem for a stop-motion animated film (a new record, by the way) is an inconspicuous-looking building several miles outside of Portland, Oregon. There’s nothing so ostentatious as the kind of studios you’d find in Hollywood, be it a Warner Bros water tower or a massive […]

The Age Profiles Australian Stop-Motion Animator Glen Hunwick

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2008
The Age has profiled Australia’s Glen Hunwick, who has made a name for himself in his native land with memorable stop-motion advertisements and has just debuted his first short film “Mutt.” Hunwick describes why he enjoys stop-motion animation and why he has opted to stay in Australia instead of moving to countries with larger and […]

Laika Preps "Coraline" Film and Pitches More to Come

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2008
Variety is reporting on the slate of projects underway at Laika Studios, the animation studio owned by Nike’s Phil Knight after he purchased the famed Will Vinton studios. Their first feature film will be Coraline, a stop-motion project directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. The movie […]