Getting animated about 'Coraline'


British author Neil Gaiman is all too familiar with the rites of Hollywood, having co-scripted "Beowulf" and seen his own novel "Stardust" adapted for the big screen. But the new adaptation of his children's book "Coraline" was an endeavor on a whole new level, rendered as a 3-D stop-motion project with a director who is a master of that style, Henry Selick ("Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas"). The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Gaiman about his involvement in Focus Features' ambitious production and the rewards and rigors of watching his past work being re-created for film.