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If you only know Neil Gaiman through his movies, you might think he's a hack. His script for Beowulf was overwrought; the film version of his novella Stardust was far sappier than the original. So thank god that Coraline, Gaiman's children's book, looks like such a fantastic film. Here's the teaser, and a clip from the film. Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick has made some beautiful characters. The movie will be in 3D, which worked well for the animated worlds of Beowulf and Nightmare with only the occasional spear-pointing-out-at-you gimmick.

The teaser:

The "sneak peek":

Maybe Selick could do justice to Gaiman's famous literary comic series, Sandman.