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Saturday, August 16, 2008

More Fandom -

If you haven't already read Neil Gaiman's Coraline, you really ought. (Make sure you find one with Dave McKean's eerie cover art though! It makes it better. That is maybe a whole other discussion however.) It's a whimsical, yet totally creepy success of a children's story. The reason that I bring this up now is that is currently being made into a 3D stop-motion movie, scheduled to be released February of 2009.

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AND there are very cool, behind-the-scenes featurettes that can be seen here. Take a gander.

9 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds very interesting!

Eric Orchard said...

As soon as I saw this book I knew I'd love it and as soon as I read it it became one of my favorite books. I think Henry Selick of James And The Giant Peach is directing. And thanks for the Serendipity link! What a great sight!

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm definitely going to get my hands on this book before the movie comes out in February. Looks like it will be a great read!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ooh, looks good. Thanks for the suggestion. I love the cover art of this book!

Vickie said...

Yes, I'm going to get this too. It sounds great!

Rima said...

Yes I loved this book... scary!
Excited to see the animation.
I wonder if you've seen Dave McKean's Mirrormask film?

Soozcat said...

It is wonderfully creepy. I loved it. But I think it would have given me nightmares if I'd read it as a child. I was already obsessed with the idea of doors into "somewhere else," and the other place Coraline visits would have been entirely too realistic for my febrile leetle brain, I suspect.

Merisi said...

You are so right, I have read and simply love love "Coraline"!

I met Neil Gaiman at a Library of Congress Bookfair in Washington DC. He was extremely kind, especially with his younger fans, who stood patiently in line to have their books signed by him. He just as patiently signed and signed and signed.

andrea said...

Loved this book!