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I’m a big, big fan of Henry Selick’s work. While I enjoyed the hell out of A Nightmare Before Christmas, his work on James and the Giant Peach and hell, even Monkey Bone to an extent. But much like Frank Darabont and Stephen King go together like cocopuffs and chocolate milk, Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman are like beagles and cream cheese! Delightful!
Coraline was one of my top five films of 2009, and is amongst my favorite newer films to watch. It’s a wonderfully dark family film that harkens back to the heyday of the 80’s when Jim Henson was trying to accomplish the same tone.
Today, Disney announced that they’re bringing Selick back into the fold (he’s apparently working on something with Pixar at the moment) to direct Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. A twisted take on The Jungle Book were a boy’s family is murdered by a killer, and he’s left to be raised by the ghosts of a local graveyard.
Selick will more than likely make this another stop motion effort, which I’m hoping for. It’s a golden age people!