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Disney Shuts Down Henry Selick’s Stop-Motion Project

Deadline.com recently reported that Disney has just pulled the plug on the production of Henry Selick’s (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) upcoming stop-motion project. Disney has given Selick the option to shop around and find another studio that will fund the project.

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Henry Selick to Direct Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book for Disney

Oscar-nominated director Henry Selick is set to direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, according to a Deadline.com report. This will mark the second time for Selick when it comes to handling Gaiman’s stories, as the director’s previous works include the big screen adaptation of Gaiman’s Coraline.

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Get Ready for PARANORMAN Activity

Stop motion animation, despite the technology being older than majority of Toonbarn’s readers, is still very timely and movies that have used it has aged well, since it produces an animation style that intentionally looks crude and dated. Portland’s LAIKA animation studio knows this, which is why it chose stop motion animation as the style […]

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Laika and Focus Features discuss ParaNorman

In 2009, Laika gathered some major attention with their stop motion animated film Coraline. Based on the Neil Gaiman story, Coraline featured some amazing animation, reminiscent of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Now, the company is back, teaming with Focus Features to deliver ParaNorman to audiences. Following in the same stop-motion feel, with some […]

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PBS gets their spooky on with Arthur, Martha Speaks, Curious George and WordWorld

Starting October 25th, your PBS Kids favorites will be getting into the … “spirit”. Arthur, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, and Martha Speaks will all debut new episodes, and each of them will be Halloween-themed, perfectly timed for the holiday arriving a week later. Neil Gaiman, legendary creepy comic book writer, and also the driving force […]

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Arthur reaches season 14 on PBS Kids Go, October 11th

Fourteen seasons. I mean, really 14 seasons! When you think giants like Dora and SpongeBob and even the recently discussed Ed, Edd n’ Eddy were “only” on for 10 years or so, it makes what Arthur has done on PBS all the more astounding, as he goes for his 14th season starting Monday, October 11th. […]

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Coraline DVD Giveaway winner

OK, that’s it! Time’s up! Pencils down! One lucky ToonBarn fan is about to become even luckier, as we announce the winner of the Coraline DVD Giveaway! The winner will receive a single-disc Coraline DVD, based on Neil Gaiman’s story, on behalf of Universal Home Entertainment. You’ll be able to watch the stop-motion animated film […]

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Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman will be at Comic Con today

And speaking of the San Diego Comic-Con… if any of you guys are in the area, there is a special Coraline event going on in about an hour. Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman will be discussing the making of their stop-motion animated film, providing the audience with a behind-the-scenes look. Afterward, the two will stick […]

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Coraline: behind the scenes

Coraline is such an amazing film, and we jumped on the opportunity to pick it up on DVD as soon as it came out this week. We often fall so much in love with all of our animated favorites that we forget how much energy and effort goes into creating them. Check below the break […]

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Coraline DVD Giveaway

Did you love Coraline, when the stop-motion animated film was in theaters? Are you super excited to get the DVD when it hits stores, July 21st? Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your own copy… for free?! Well, ONE lucky ToonBarn fan will! We’re giving away a single-disc Coraline DVD, based on Neil Gaiman’s story, […]

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Coraline hits the DVD stores

Coraline, the stop-motion animated film about a curious little girl (perhaps too curious), will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on July 21st. The film, based on books by Neil Gaiman, will be packaged along with 4 pairs of 3D glasses so you can check out the cool aspects up […]

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Coraline heads home

Coraline could soon be on her way to your house as Universal Studios Home Entertainment releases the stop-motion animated feature film based on Neil Gaiman’s book this July 21st. Your options will be a Blu-ray HD combo pack, 2-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD, and single disc. All versions feature the 2D and 3D versions of the […]