Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stephin Merrit interview (and more)

Go here for an interview with Coraline songwriter Stephin Merrit, including this fun exchange:
Do you have a favorite character in “Coraline”?
Mr. Bobo. [He]'s a crazy old man who runs the mouse circus. Our actor Elliot Villar rolls his Rs both backwards and forwards, which is something I've never heard before. So I've written a song in which he can roll his Rs backwards and forwards.
Also, here's some bug furniture concept art from the movie.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Win free Coraline tickets

If you live near the Vue Cinema, Castle Mall, Norwich, you can try to win one of 250 free tickets.

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Other Mother's Bugroom Concept Art

Here's concept art Chris Turnham created for Coraline's Other Mother's Bugroom. You can compare it to how the room looked in the movie here.

Chris has prints and t-shirts on sale here, including this deep sea diver t-shirt:

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Video of a Coraline "flip" subway ad; Coraline storyboard

First up, video of a subway ad - - it looks like a flip book:

Second, go here to see some Coraline storyboard art by Graham Annable:

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Coraline Easter Egg

Coraline Easter Egg spotted at Flickr.

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Swell photos of Coraline maquettes

There are some swell photos of Coraline, her Father, Mother, Other Mother, Wybie and Forcible and Spink in this Flickr gallery.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Here's Jack Skellington in Coraline

As I mentioned in my last post, Henry Selick has indicated that Jack Skellington makes an appearance in Coraline. Indeed, this page lists Coraline trivia and says that Skellington appears as the yolk when Coraline's other mother cracks open an egg. In fact, I linked to the footage - - when I mentioned Adam Sager's work, digitally enhancing the Coraline footage:

Adam C Sager's Coraline VFX REEL from Adam C Sager on Vimeo.

Here's the best I could do providing a still:

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Is Jack Skellington in Coraline? (news roundup)

1. Jack Skellington makes a cameo in James and the Giant Peach and Henry Selick says, "I can’t admit this for legal reasons, but Jack might be in every film I’ve done."

2. Neil Gaiman says "it's the opening night party [of the Coraline musical] that'll be webcast, not the opening night."

3. Stephin Merritt, David Greenspan, Leigh Silverman, and "others" involved in the Coraline musical will participate in a talk April 21st with various journalists. The event will include a public performance of one of Coraline's songs by Merritt.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Opening night of the Coraline musical to be broadcast on the web?

Opening night of the MCC Theater's production of the Coraline musical is set for Monday, June 1 at 7:00 P.M., and apparently will be "broadcast streaming via Blip.tv."

You can listen to samples of some of the songs here.

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Coraline Props

Wybie puppet and Forcible faces found in the Flickr gallery of Amy, Cynthia and Ted - - artists who worked on the Coraline movie. Lots more photos in the gallery, and the three have an Etsy shop here.

Thanks to the anonymous tipster.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Coraline Musical podcast

I haven't listened to them yet, but the MCC Theater has started posting podcasts to promote its Coraline musical. Maybe they'll shed some light on the unusual casting choices.

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