The official site for the Focus Features big-screen adaptation of Coraline has gone live.
In the film, young girl Coraline, who discovers a parallel home to hers complete with another mother and father who entice her to remain with them. But once she’s there, she finds out that things aren’t what they originally appeared to be.
Navigate through the site, which is made up to look like the “Other” world, to find 10 secret items hidden on the home page and throughout the various sections — Story, Characters, Videos, Downloads, Activities; find all the items and unlock a video featurette. Also, in each section there’s a door that opens up into the real world, which looks bleak in comparison to the newly discovered world.
Another site, www.theothercoraline.com has also gone live, but it appears to be a teaser, for what I don’t know.
The 3D animated stop-motion film was written and directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) based on Neil Gaiman’s 2002 children’s book, and stars the voice cast of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, Dawn French, and Jennifer Saunders.
Coraline is scheduled for release in February 6, 2009.