Coraline is a high-definition stop-motion animated feature with spectacular CG effects, and it is the first of its kind to be originally filmed in 3-D. Based on Neil Gaiman's international best-selling book, the story follows Coraline, a young girl (Dakota Fanning) who discovers a secret door in her new home and finds an alternate version of her life waiting on the other side. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life, only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. We recently met up with director Henry Selick, the man responsible for bringing this fantastic new world to the screen, and famed author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the original novel upon which the film is based. To watch our exclusive interviews with the dynamic duo, click on the clips below:

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Coraline comes to life this Friday, February 6th, 2009.