The Cartoon Art Museum will present original works of art from the feature film CORALINE, produced by Laika, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released by Focus Features on February 6, 2009.
The exhibition features drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more from this groundbreaking movie, the first ever stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D. In stop-motion animation, everything seen on screen actually exists in the real world, as opposed to computer-generated animation. This exhibit includes almost 80 pieces from the extraordinary world of CORALINE, created by a team of over 300 artists bringing to life the vision of the world's foremost stop-motion animation director, Henry Selick.
Written and directed by Henry Selick (NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH) and based on the Hugo Award-winning novel by Neil Gaiman, CORALINE is a spine-tingling tale about a curious girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her family's new home and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this "Other World" eerily mimics her own life -- though it is much more fantastical and ultimately dangerous. Coraline encounters off-kilter neighbors, surreal events, and an Other Mother and Other Father who attempt to keep her forever. Ultimately, Coraline must rely on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to get back home.
The movie features the voices of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, John Hodgman, the comedy duo of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Keith David and Robert Bailey.