Perhaps the first film of the year that I am truly anxious to see, the animated Coraline will arrive in theaters next week sporting a prestigious pedigree. The film is based on an original children’s story written by master fantasist Neil Gaiman and is directed by Harry Selick, the animation director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James And The Giant Peach.
Some of the previous trailers and television commercials have tried to fill the public in on the film’s basic premise in which a girl discovers that there’s a parallel world just beyond her home that seems like a much better place to live. The key word here being “seems.” The trailer below gives more of a flavor of the film’s tone and only whets the appetite further.
Meanwhile, the studio has also been releasing a series of posters for the film that read like classic the humorously macabre rhymings of Edward Gorey. We have the first three for you today (click on each for a bigger view) and will be bringing you a few more each day until the film opens on February 6.