New CORALINE Blu-ray Includes Never-Before-Seen Animation Test Footage

Coraline will receive new high-definition releases on August 31st from lauded animation studio LAIKA and multi-platform entertainment distributor Shout! Factory. The Blu-ray+DVD combo is loaded with exciting new special features, including “Inside LAIKA interviews with the studio’s animation team”, never-before-seen animation test footage, and feature-length storyboards for each of the films. Coraline was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Film.

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From Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and based on the novella of the same name by author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous, thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure and the first stop motion animated film ever to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers had ever experienced before. A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to save her family and get back home.

Voice Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr., and Ian McShane. Produced by Bill Mechanic, Claire Jennings, Henry Selick, Mary Sandell. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Written for the screen and directed by Henry Selick.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, LAIKA is known for blending trailblazing artistry with bleeding-edge filmmaking technology. In making the studio’s first feature, director Henry Selick and the team behind 2009’s Coraline brought the film to life with painstakingly handcrafted stop-motion, utilizing an innovative combination of new and existing technology creating a sense of timelessness and securing its place as a modern classic. It was the first stop motion film ever conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, creating a new and thrilling experience for viewers.

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Special Features:
NEW Never-Before-Seen Coraline Animation Test Footage
NEW “Inside LAIKA Featurette”
NEW Foreword by Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic for VarietyAudio Commentary with Director Henry Selick and Composer Bruno Coulais
The Making Of Coraline
Original Featurettes
Deleted Scenes
Feature-Length Storyboards

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