INTERVIEW: Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick

Posted by · 6:22 pm · February 16th, 2010

Intrepid publicists worked diligently last month to float the idea that Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” due to it’s healthy critics awards take, was in a position to upset the presumed frontrunner in the animated feature category: “Up.” Of course, at the time, no one in the media helping that story along bothered to point […]

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5/11 Web Round-up

Posted by · 11:16 am · May 11th, 2009

• With J.J. Abrams’s reboot landing in theaters this weekend, and Emmy talk on the brain, Tom O’Neil asks which versions of the popular series deserved small screen awards attention. [Gold Derby] • Geoff Boucher, meanwhile, talks to Leonard Nimoy and gets the actor to admit that some “Star Trek” fans can be “scary.” [Hero […]

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Neil Gaiman pens a love letter send-off to the Caped Crusader

Posted by · 9:49 pm · April 22nd, 2009

I don’t know how many readers became regulars as a result of last year’s “Dark Knight” awards march, but I do know there are quite a few who share my enthusiasm for comics and Batman comics in particular.  This post is certainly aimed at that crowd, but anyone eager to get their hands on a […]

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‘Coraline’ trailer debuts

Posted by · 4:24 am · November 20th, 2008

And very lovely it looks, too. You’d expect a marriage between Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman and Focus Features to be on the classy side of the spectrum, and so it appears to be here. February still seems to me like a curious month to open this kind of product, but I’m guessing if the film […]

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Revealing ‘Coraline’

Posted by · 6:29 pm · October 24th, 2008

Focus Features unveiled 30 minutes of Henry Selick’s “Coraline” today in Beverly Hills in two separate press events, and the material was as stunning as you would expect. Based on Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel of the same name, “Coraline” is Selick’s first fully stop-motion feature effort since “The Nightmare before Christmas” 14 years ago.  All […]

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‘Coraline’ featurette

Posted by · 1:30 pm · August 21st, 2008

Still waiting to find out whether this one will be finished for an Oscar qualifying run in December. I must say, I didn’t realize Neil Gaiman sent Henry Selick a manuscript 18 months before the book was published.  Looks like he wanted this to be on the screen early on and had his ideas from […]

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Another animated title off the list…

Posted by · 10:39 am · June 19th, 2008

In response to Brian’s item this week about Focus Features’ animated film slate, I’ve received notification from the studio that “Coraline,” the Neil Gaiman adaptation from Henry Selick (which looks extraordinary, I might add) is set for a February 2009 release.  Obviously, this takes it off the line-up for Oscar contention this year, so update […]

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Focus gets animated

Posted by · 11:03 pm · June 17th, 2008

I caught an uber-early screening of Focus Feature’s “9” tonight, one of two animated films they have coming out in 2008 – the other being Henry Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline.” While it would be a disservice to comment much on the film (at least 10% of it was still storyboards — in fact, […]

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