Coraline ist ein mutiges Mädchen und ständig auf Entdeckungsreise. So auch in ihrer neuen Wohnung. In der Stube mit Möbeln der verstorbenen Großmutter gibt es nämlich eine ungewöhnliche Tür. Hinter ihr liegt eine Backsteinwand. Eines Nachts kann Coraline hindurchgehen und trifft auf ein Spiegelbild ihrer Wohnung und ihrer Eltern. Aber: Diese "anderen" Eltern sind nicht gut. Die Mutter will Coraline nicht wieder gehen lassen. Wie kann sie dieser bösen Zauberin, die schon andere Kinderseelen gestohlen hat, entkommen?
Heute kommt "Coraline" in die deutschen Kinos...
Bei Guardian.co.uk gibt es einen lesenswerten Artikel zum Thema Kinder und ihr Umgang mit Angst, am Beispiel von "Coraline"... [...] Coraline is the latest work in a vital tradition that dates back to a time before the Brothers Grimm began collecting their bloodcurdling tales. It's a fantasy that seduces its young audience, then scares the bejesus out of them. It is, in no uncertain terms, a horror film for children. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts... [...] Henry Selick's stop-motion animated Coraline (Focus Features) received a nice bump from returning to Digital 3D theaters, dropping just 18% from last weekend, and remaining in the top 10 with $2.6 million and a total gross of $69 million. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit der US-Stimme Dakota Fanning...
Bei CS! gibt es eine Kritik (8/10)...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Henry Selick...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit der US-Stimme Teri Hatcher...
Ein neuer "Coraline" Trailer ist online - und zwei "Behind the Scenes"-Videos...
Bei IESB gibt es ein Teaser-Poster...
Nun berichtet auch AICN über die Preview... [...] going off of the mostly finished twenty minutes shown last Friday to the usual throng of entertainment journalists, CORALINE's mix of warmth and creepiness feels as inspired as anything in NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. If the rest of the film lives up to the brilliance of this footage, Selick's got an instant classic on his hands. [...]
CS! berichtet über die Preview und plauderte mit Henry Selick und Travis Knight...
THR.com meldet... Director Henry Selick describes his upcoming "Coraline" as a marriage of "old-fashioned" stop-motion animation with the latest 3-D techniques.
During a footage presentation Friday, roughly 20 minutes of Focus Features' "Coraline" -- the first stop-motion animated film to be produced in stereoscopic 3-D -- was shown. I was mostly finished, though it did include some temp music.
"Coraline" is an adaptation of Neil Graiman's best seller, which follows a young girl who walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. The film opens wide on Feb. 6.
The clips shown Friday include the sequence where Coraline (voiced by Dakota Fanning) discovers and enters the alternate world. In that environment, Coraline encounters the "Other Mother" (Teri Hatcher), who tries to keep her from going home, as well as a variety of characters who perform circus-style acts. In another scene, the girls run from the home, but as Coraline distances herself, the colors and setting seems to wash away.
The clips demonstrated how Selick -- helming his first stop-motion feature since 1993's "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" -- uses the 3-D format as part of the storytelling. For instance, the sequence in Coraline's real world is fairly shallow, while the director brings greater depth to the alternate environment.
"I love how 3-D captures the essence of stop motion," he said.
"Coraline" is being produced in Portland, Ore., at Laika Entertainment, the Phil Knight-owned facility that encompasses the former Vinton Studios. [...]
Bei STYD gibt es HiRes-Bilder vom Set...
Bei STYD gibt es einen Setbericht, inkl. Interview mit Henry Selick...
IESB berichtet über einen interessanten Abend mit Henry Selick... [...] In his brief introduction, Gaiman talked about wanting Selick to direct the film even before the book was published. "Originally," he revealed with a big smile, "we were going to go to live action and I am so glad that fell through."
Though the footage was far from finished and much of it was just animatics, I was more than a little surprised by the overall tone. As a book - especially a children's book -- Coraline is dark. Real dark. Though he died just before he would have had the chance, Edward Gorey was Gaiman's first choice to illustrate. That's the vibe you get from the book: dark, funny and British.
Though the humor's still there, the footage we saw was shockingly bright and the characters had been transplanted to America. I'm still not entirely sure how to feel about the footage. On the one hand, it's not the film I would have pictured but it's far from bad. The animation (even incomplete, it was in 3-D) looks amazing and, despite the lack of an accent, the characters dialogue comes through wonderfully.
I asked Selick afterwards when the change was made to America instead of England and instantly wished I hadn't. Selick, a tall, thin man who radiates cleverness and kindness in a just-barely awkward way, suddenly looked almost sad and though he explained it was mutual decision between himself, the producers, and Gaiman, I felt like he was actually saying, "Oh, is that really your first reaction?"
In fact, for everything that jumped out at me about the look of Coraline, Selick had a good explanation for. He compared his vision of the film to The Wizard of Oz - something more fantastic than frightening. "In the end," he said, "I was always looking for Coraline's two worlds. What's the equivalent of The Wizard of Oz in color? So I thought of the 3-D a couple of years ago."
Selick also confirmed that They Might Be Giants have recorded two songs that will appear in the final film [...]
Quint von AICN sprach mit Neil Gaiman, u.a. über "Coraline"... [...] CORALINE... I sent that to Henry Selick when I finished writing it in about 2001 or 2002 and Henry wrote a script, before it was ever published and at that time it was going to be live-action and oddly enough he had Michelle Pfeiffer lined up at the time as the other mother.
(It) would have been a really cool movie, but I have to say that I’m so much happier that in the intervening five years Henry didn’t get to make the live-action film that he had in mind then, but now he’s getting to make an amazing looking stop-motion film, because honestly, Henry’s stop-motion film looks so much cooler and you know.. It’s not that he’s a bad live-action director... he’s not. I like his live action stuff, but it’s nothing that makes me go "Oh my God, Henry Selick is an amazing director..."whereas Henry’s stop-motion stuff just catches my heart. Quint: Absolutely.
Neil Gaiman: And the stuff he’s doing with CORALINE... you just have to look at it... it’s so fucking cool, so would I wait an extra five years for that? Yeah! I would wait an extra twenty years for that. [...]
AICN zitiert Neil Gaiman zum Stand der Dinge... [...] being done in stop-motion by the team that did Nightmare Before Christmas - but, big news that Neil seemed very upset about - it seems TERI HATCHER is going to voice Coraline's mom. Ugh. [...]
CS! meldet... His voice and personality are almost unmistakable as the evil Al Swearengen from the HBO Western series Deadwood, but British actor Ian McShane will probably have to tone down the expletives for the series of animated films for which he'll be providing his voice.
The latest to be added to his plate is a part in Henry Selick's stop-motion animation movie based on Neil Gaiman's children's book Coraline, as McShane told ComingSoon.net at the press day for the Woody Allen movie, Scoop:
"I'm playing a sad Russian giant. It's a small part, but it's lovely," he said, giving us a taste for his Russian accent. "Those things are fun to do, they really are. You go in a day and it's a chance to do something different, play around, and exercise your voice." [...]
HollywoodReporter.com meldet... Teri Hatcher will voice a dual role opposite Dakota Fanning in "Coraline," the first animated film from Laika Entertainment, Phil Knight's animation studio based in Portland, Ore. Focus Features has worldwide sales distribution rights to director Henry Selick's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2002 international best-seller, which features songs from They Might Be Giants. Hatcher plays both the mother of the title character (voiced by Fanning) and her other mother in a parallel universe. The young Coraline steps into a world that appears to be a much better version of her own reality, but when her artificial parents attempt to keep her there forever, she must escape the dangerous situation and take a brave journey to get back home.
CS! meldet... Focus Features has picked up world rights to the stop-motion film Coraline from Laika Entertainment, the Oregon-based animation company owned by Nike co-founder Phil Knight, reports Variety. [...]
Laika supervising director Henry Selick adapted the novel for the big screen and will co-direct with Mike Cachuela.
Selick's previous directing credits include James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Pandemonium Films topper Bill Mechanic is producing with Laika's Mary Sandell.
They Might Be Giants are writing songs for the film.
AICN zitiert Tubby the Tuba... [...] Being a bit of a celebrity in this world of animation, I have a great deal of insight into Mr Selick's world and I can tell you, just as sure as I have to blow my spit valve, that Henry is moving full speed with his highest priority being CORALINE. Not only that, but he's dedicating himself to not wimping out and to honor Mr Neil Gaiman's fine fine book. The good people at LAIKA, the company that Selick is running now have just been so dedicated and brave. It really is a wonder. If you wish, check out the poster concepts they have running over at LAIKA.com! Oh, how I wish I could share with you the glory of their story reels on this film. Henry's brought together his old friends like Mr Pete Kozachik, Micke Cachuela and the honorable Anthony Scott. [...]
CS! meldet... Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) has signed on to voice the title character in Laika Entertainment's animated feature Coraline, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) is writing and directing the film, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman. Bill Mechanic will produce through his Pandemonium Films along with Laika's Mary Sandell.
The story centers on a young girl (Fanning) who discovers an alternate version of her life after walking through a secret door in her new home. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life, only much better. The adventure turns dangerous, however, when the girl's counterfeit parents try to keep her forever.
Coraline is in preproduction at Laika, a Portland, Oregon-based animation studio owned by Philip H. Knight.
Fanning stars in DreamWorks' Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, opening today, and the upcoming Charlotte's Web.
CS! meldet... Variety says Vinton Studios is changing its name to Laika Entertainment and is moving into production on its first CG-animated feature, Coraline, to be directed by The Nightmare Before Christmas helmer Henry Selick and produced by former Fox executive Bill Mechanic. [...]
CS! meldet... [...] Selick is working on his adaptation of Neil Gaiman's bestselling children's book Coraline. "It's sort of an Alice in the Wonderland story about a little girl who discovers a passageway in her house that takes her to a mirror of her own life where her other mother and father live. It's a fantastic world that has been created for her that's very scary and dark and fun. It was kind of about Neil's daughter and her relationship to a very busy mother and father."
We asked Selick how he got involved with that project. "This goes back about three years ago. Neil came to me with his book that he had been working on part- time for many years but wasn't even finished yet. He asked me to read it and asked if I wanted to get involved. I loved it, so I took it to Bill Mechanic, who had just left Fox, where he had been head of motion pictures. He came on as an independent producer, and I tricked them both into letting me write the screenplay, and that took about a year and a half until I finally got a really good draft in October 2002. The book was released that year and became a New York Times bestseller, so there's a certain amount of impetus on that project."
Selick hopes to have the project done in a little over two years [...]
HollywoodReporter.com meldet... Animation powerhouse Vinton Studios has acquired the film rights to Neil Gaiman's Hugo Award-winning, best-selling children's book "Coraline." Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas") adapted the book and will direct. Bill Mechanic and his Pandemonium Films will co-produce with Vinton Studios. The acquisition is the latest step for the company to move from creating award-winning shorts and commercials to becoming a developer of animated films.
"Coraline"-Autor Gaiman schreibt auf NeilGaiman.com... [...] I learned that the film option for CORALINE has been exercised.
The way that these things work, books get optioned. Producers pay a percentage of what it will cost them to buy the whole thing to the author, when they option something, and then, as time passes, after a certain amount of time the producer and the author can elect to renew the option or not. And one day the option either lapses (because the author doesn't want to keep selling the book to that producer, or the producer doesn't want to keep going on it, or whatever) or, much much more rarely, the option is exercised. And when it is, it tends to mean that someone's now making a film.
In this case, the person making the film is Henry Selick, who will be making an entirely stop-motion version of CORALINE (all stop-motion, like his most famous film, TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which some people mistakenly think that Tim Burton wrote or directed). Here's Henry's page at Vinton Studios.
Henry and I got to talk last night. It's been a long few years -- Henry read the book a year before it was published, and has been holding his breath for the last six months to find out what would happen. Right now he has ideas about, well, everything really, from the cast to the songs. He wants it to be faithful and funny and smart and spooky. I've told him he can use me, bounce ideas off me, or whatever, but that ultimately it's his movie. I just want to sit in the audience at the premiere, with a thing of popcorn on my lap, grinning like a goof.
Sci Fi Wire meldet...
Pandemonium Films has acquired the film rights to Neil Gaiman's horror-fantasy novel Coraline, with The Nightmare Before Christmas helmer Henry Selick attached to adapt and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Coraline, published this month by HarperCollins Children's Books, tells the story of a bored young girl who, in the course of exploring her family's new apartment, discovers a door leading to a sinister alternate world, the trade paper reported.
No cast has been announced, though a posting on Gaiman's official last week claimed that Michelle Pfeiffer was set to star. The posting has since been changed to state that the film will star a "well-known and highly thought-of actress," the trade paper reported. Coraline is expected to start production early next year for a late 2003 release.
Coraline DVD & Video
Coraline Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren DVD Erscheinungstermin: 17. Dezember 2009