The full-length Coraline trailer is up...

...and frankly, it's something of a disappointment:

It's not that it looks bad, exactly (although I still want to know why they went with American actors). But I think the original illustrator, longtime Gaiman collaborator Dave McKean, played a major role in making the story genuinely creepy. Behold:

As it is, the movie looks adorable-creepy*, and I think it will lend itself to all kinds of merchandising tie-ins, but that wasn't the look I was hoping for.

*Just like director Henry Selick's earlier works, The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.
Posted by: Julianka


21 Nov, 2008 04:35 AM @ version 0

I really like the original drawings, but you can't deny the movie version is going to much cuter on Hot Topic tee shirts!

26 Nov, 2008 06:49 AM @ version 0

The cat in particular is will be super cute!

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