D3Publisher will be releasing video games based on Universal Picture’s upcoming animated film Coraline, which was written for the screen and directed by the incomparable Henry Selick, based on the novella by the equally incomparable Neil Gaiman. (The link goes to the recently launched and extensive official website.)
According to the website, Coraline is the first stop-action animated film to be originally filmed in 3D.
If you need to be brought up to speed on this incredibly promising Real D 3D film, Shock Till You Drop’s Silas Lesnick has a report on seeing more than 20 minutes of it and an interview with Selick and animator Travis Knight.
For more on the game, Leigh Alexander interviewed D3P of America’s evp Yoji Takenaka for Kotaku. The story explains that D3P also is doing a game based on Aardman Animation’s internationally successful Shaun the Sheep, having previously done a game for Aardman’s Flushed Away based on the Dreamworks Pictures film.
Puppets and maquettes were on display at the NECA booth during this year’s ComiCon, but I haven’t seen the undoubtedly desirable action figures yet.