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Coraline to be re-released in remastered 3D

by Gaby Agbulos

IN CELEBRATION of its 15th anniversary, Henry Selick’s iconic 2009 stop-motion animated feature film Coraline will be re-released in cinemas remastered and in 3D. 

This film being remastered means that either the sound or video quality of the film will be altered to improve the original master of the film, but no details on how the film will be changed have been released yet. 

In 2023, the film was re-released in cinemas, making over US$5 million in just two days. This made it one of the highest-earning re-releases alongside Titanic, Avatar, The Godfather, and Jaws.

The previous re-release had been re-colored as well as upgraded for viewing on iMax and 4K UHD, though viewers noted that the only difference with the flow of the film itself was the longer introduction as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film shown at the very end.

About Coraline

Adapted from author Neil Gaiman’s 2002 book of the same name, the story follows a young girl named Coraline, who moves into a new home with her mom and dad. 

As she longs for a different life, she discovers a door that takes her to another world that looks exactly like her own, only much more magical – or perhaps, more sinister.

Here, she meets her Other Mother, her Other Father, as well as every other version of the people in her own world. As they show her the mystical wonder of the other side, Coraline finds herself wishing she could stay there forever, not knowing that doing so has a hefty price.

Upon its release, Coraline quickly became a beloved film, earning over $131.8 million at the box office with only a 60-million-dollar budget. In 2009, it was considered the second-highest-earning stop-motion film of all time.

Talents like Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Teri Hatcher were attached to the project, with the people at Laika Studios working themselves to the bone to be able to bring Selick’s vision to life. 

It’s no wonder that this film quickly captured the hearts of people all over the world – if not for its beautiful animation, then for its touching story.



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