Coraline 3D Remaster Release Date and Global Distribution Announced

Coraline 3D Remaster Release Date and Global Distribution Announced

Henry Selick’s beloved stop-motion film “Coraline” is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a newly remastered 3D version set for a global theatrical release. This exciting news was announced earlier this year, and fans worldwide can look forward to experiencing the magic of “Coraline” in stunning 3D detail starting August 15. Fathom Events will handle the U.S. distribution, while Trafalgar Releasing will manage the international rollout.

Limited screenings will commence on August 15, offering audiences an early look at Laika’s upcoming film, “Wildwood.” Tickets for these special screenings will be available for purchase starting June 21. For those who prefer a traditional viewing experience, a 2D version of the film will also be available.

In 2023, Fathom Events re-released the original version of “Coraline” in the U.S., earning over $7 million at the box office, a record for the event-based distributor. The film is also part of this year’s Annecy Classics program, marking a return to the French festival where it won the Cristal Award for a feature film in 2009.

“Coraline,” written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Henry Selick, features an impressive voice cast including Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, John Hodgman, and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

David Burke, Laika’s Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, expressed his excitement about the remastered release, stating, “Laika set the 3D standard with the 2009 release of ‘Coraline.’ This newly remastered version, in the works for three years, brings Neil Gaiman’s enchanting story to life in stunning, stereoscopic 3D detail and is a love letter to Laika fans everywhere.”

Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, echoed this sentiment, saying, “Everybody loves ‘Coraline,’ and Fathom is proud to partner once again with our friends at Laika to bring her back to theaters. Last year’s extended run was a testament to this film’s popularity, and now that fans will get to see it in beautifully remastered 3D, it makes this screening that much more special.”

Kymberli Frueh, Senior VP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, added, “For many of these territories, this will be the first time a new generation of ‘Coraline’ fans will be able to experience the magic of the film on the big screen in remastered 3D.”

Laika is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its acclaimed 2009 stop-motion animated film “Coraline” by re-releasing it in newly remastered 3D. The film will be in theaters globally for a limited engagement starting August 15, with Fathom handling the U.S. distribution and Trafalgar Releasing managing international distribution. Tickets go on sale June 21 at 6am PT. The re-release will also include an early glimpse of Laika’s upcoming film, “Wildwood.” “Coraline,” directed by Henry Selick and based on Neil Gaiman’s book, was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe and has won multiple awards including the Cristal Award at Annecy. The re-release aims to attract a new generation of fans and provide an enhanced viewing experience for long-time enthusiasts.

Laika’s Coraline has been announced as part of the 2024 Annecy Classics program, which celebrates animation’s magical moments. Coraline was awarded the festival’s prestigious Cristal Award when it was released.

Coraline was written and directed by stop-motion auteur Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wendell & Wild) and stars Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, John Hodgman, and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. The film was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe; won the Cristal Award at Annecy and was named one of the best films of the year by AFI. It won three Annie Awards for Best Music, Character Design, and Production Design.

11-year-old Coraline Jones (Fanning) is feisty, curious, and intrepid beyond her years. She and her parents (Hatcher, Hodgman) have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment but seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything truly intriguing to her. But when she walks through a secret door in her living room and ventures down an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life – only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (Hatcher), seem much more welcoming to her. Even the mysterious Cat (David) now regards her as the center of attention. She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.

Praise for Coraline:

“An exquisitely realized 3D stop-motion animated feature.” New York Times
“The best 3-D movie I’ve ever seen… Coraline is in a class by itself.” Entertainment Tonight
“Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical.” 5 stars.” Empire Magazine
“Deserves to be seen in all its Big screen 3D glory.” Variety
“Dazzling … a certified wild ride.” Rolling Stone
“A visual marvel. Gorgeous to watch in all its dazzling stop-motion animation splendor.” USA Today

About Laika

Laika was founded in 2005 in Oregon by President & CEO Travis Knight. The studio’s five films Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019) have all been nominated for the Academy Award for Outstanding Animated Feature. Kubo and the Two Strings won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and received an additional Oscar nomination for Visual Effects. Missing Link was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. Laika was awarded a Scientific and Technology Oscar in 2016 for its innovation in 3D printing. Laika is currently in production on its next animated film Wildwood. The studio is developing The Night Gardener, an animated film from an original idea by Bill Dubuque, creator of the hit series Ozark. Laika has launched a Live Action subsidiary and is developing a feature film based on the action thriller novel Seventeen by screenwriter John Brownlow.

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