OK folks, I had a sneak peek at the “art of Coraline” exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum and it’s……fantastic. Most of the main characters are represented in full size puppets and Maquettes. There are prints of digital concept art. There is a case of Coraline’s inner workings and and tiny hands spelling out a message in sign language. All so cool, all so amazing.
The show opens Saturday and runs for 3 weeks. Spread the word. These are tough times for non-profits and by supporting the museum it will make sure we get to see more work of the medium I know we all love.
“The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film CORALINE, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released by Focus Features on February 6, 2009. The exhibition features drawings, storyboards, puppets, sets, costumes and more from this groundbreaking movie, the first ever stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D. In stop-motion animation, everything seen on screen actually exists in the real world, as opposed to computer-generated animation. This exhibit includes almost 80 pieces from the extraordinary world of Coraline, created by a team of over 300 artists bringing to life the vision of the worldâ€™s foremost stop-motion animation director, Henry Selick.”