Dakota Fanning in Coraline videogame!

January 15, 2009


D3Publisher announced today that the
Coraline videogame, based on LAIKA’s exciting new movie – the first-ever
stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3-D – will feature the voice talents
of Dakota Fanning, Keith David, and Robert Bailey Jr. All three actors will
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 only videogame based on the
upcoming movie, 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. Coraline 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 faithful friends, Wybie and Cat, as they collect
items that will unlock the mysteries of the Other World.

Coraline for Wii and the PlayStation
2 system is developed by Papaya Studios and is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and up
– Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB. Coraline for
Nintento DS is developed by Art Co. Ltd., and is rated “E” (Everyone – Mild
Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.

For more information on the game,
please visit: www.CoralineTheGame.com

About Coraline (the movie)

Combining the visionary imaginations
of two premier fantasists, director/screenwriter Henry Selick (The Nightmare
Before Christmas) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous and
thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure that honors and redefines two
moviemaking traditions. It is a stop-motion animated feature – and, as the first
one to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything
moviegoers have ever experienced before. The movie opens in theaters everywhere
on February 6.

Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who
is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have
just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. She uncovers a secret door in the house.
Walking through the door and then venturing through 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. But when her
wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous, Coraline musters all
of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save
her family. For more information, please visit