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Coraline game hits shelves!

January 27, 2009

D3PUBLISHER LAUNCHES LAIKA AND FOCUS FEATURES’ CORALINE FOR Wii, DS, AND PS2

Videogame Launch Coincides with Nationwide Release of the Movie on February 6, 2009

D3Publisher, a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that the Coraline videogame is now available in stores nationwide. Based on LAIKA’s exciting new movie Coraline – the first-ever stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D – the Coraline videogame will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother’s web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds. The videogame will feature the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr. All three actors reprise their onscreen voiced roles of Coraline Jones (Fanning), Cat (David) and Wybie Lovat (Bailey Jr.). The Coraline videogame will ship to North American retail stores for the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system on January 27, 2009 to coincide with Focus Features’ nationwide domestic release of the movie on February 6, 2009, in both 3-D and non-3-D theaters.

“The Coraline videogame wonderfully captures the humor, spookiness and thrilling adventure of the movie,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3Publisher. “Coraline fans of all ages will enjoy the journey through the peculiar Normal World and mesmerizing Other World to relive memorable moments from the movie and experience new ones that go beyond the feature film.”

The only videogame based on the upcoming movie, the Coraline videogame will allow players to explore and interact with such immersive 3-D environments from the movie as the Pink Palace, its nooks and crannies and apartments, and the unpredictable Other World. Players will engage in unique mini-games and adventures with Coraline’s friends, Wybie and Cat, as they collect items that will unlock the mysteries of the Other World.

The Coraline videogame for Wii and the PlayStation 2 system was developed by Papaya Studios and is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and up – Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. Coraline for Nintendo DS is developed by Art Co. Ltd., and is rated “E” (Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. The Coraline videogame has the suggested retail price of $29.95.

For more information on the Coraline videogame please visit: www.CoralineTheGame.com.

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