Coraline is a new animated film by the Director of Nightmare Before Christmas (no not Tim Burton) Henry Selick. The film is based off Neil Gaiman’s best selling novel about a youn girl who finds a secret door and discovers and alternate universe. The film is wildly imaginative and just like Nightmare, the puppets, sets, and animation is stunning. The film was made to be seen in 3-D as well just to add a another level to how far the eye and mind can go.

Just released are photos of many of the characters (one of which is above) of the film in their glass cases (if only all actors were content with that kind of treatment).

Check out more photos, the trailer, and synopsis below the jump!

Synposis: On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it – only much better. But when this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, and her other parents (including her Other Mother voiced by Teri Hatcher) try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world – and save her family.

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