I have to admit that the combination of fantasist Neil Gaiman working with stop-motion animator Harry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James And The Giant Peach) on a project makes me positively giddy with anticipation. Both are superb craftsman, and there is much promise to be found in a collaboration between the two.
Fortunately, the two are working together on a project, an adaptation of Gaiman’s book Coraline. In it, a young girl discovers a hidden, mahical doorway in her home, beyond which lies a different dimension where she has different parents. Rotten Tomatoes scored a video behind-the-scenes look at the films production.
Coraline makes its way to theaters in December.