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Coraline and ParaNorman on 4K this December

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The Laika company‘s stop-motion animated films “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” will be coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray in both standard and SteelBook forms on December 13th via Shout! Factory.  The films are briefly individually highlighted below.

“Coraline” from 2009 was directed by , best known for also directing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993).  Selick adapted the screenplay from a book written by Neil Gaiman.  The film featured the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Ian McShane, and Keith David.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.

“ParaNorman” from 2012 was co-directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell.  Chris Butler also wrote the screenplay.  The film featured the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Alex Borstein, and John Goodman.  Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 and Dolby Vision forms of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound.

Both of these 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook releases will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that they each will also include their Blu-ray Disc counterpart.  So far, you cannot yet find either of these available for preorder yet but stay tuned for updates.  The bonus materials will include all of the previous Blu-ray extras from the latest editions as well as a booklet [for each].  Also, the 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBooks (pictured further above) each feature new hand-drawn artwork.  There’s no artwork yet for the standard 4K releases of the films but stay tuned for an update on that later.

Animated film “Missing Link” comes to Blu-ray July

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The 2019 Laika stop-motion animated film Missing Link is coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 23rd via Fox. The film, written & directed by Chris Butler, features the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, David WalliamsStephen Fry, Matt LucasTimothy Olyphant, and Zach Galifianakis. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD and digital copy of the film. You can find the Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy. Below you’ll find a list of bonus materials set to be included on the release.

  • Commentary by Chris Butler
  • Creating Mr. Link
  • Bringing the Final Battle on the Ice Bridge to Life
  • Animation Inspiration w/ Optional Commentary by Chris Butler
  • VFX Breakdown Reel – Realizing the Potential of Stop Motion
  • Oh What a Mystery: Pulling the Camera Back on Missing Link’s Magic
  • Making Faces
  • Inside the Magic of Laika
  • Gallery x 24 Images

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray release.

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