(New York, NY) — KOCH Records is pleased to announce the soundtrack release of the 3-D stop-motion animated movie Coraline digitally on February 3rd, and in stores on February 24th, 2009. Focus Features will release the movie, from animation studio LAIKA, in theaters nationwide (in 3-D and regular [2-D] theaters) on February 6th.

Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure that honors and redefines two moviemaking traditions. It is a stop-motion animated feature – and, as the first one to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers have ever experienced before.

Coraline Jones (voiced in the movie by Dakota Fanning) is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents (Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman) have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. Soon she uncovers a secret door in the house. Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence. On the surface, this parallel reality is similar to her real life – only much better. The adults, including the solicitous Other Mother (also voiced by Teri Hatcher), seem much more welcoming to her. Coraline is more the center of attention there – even from the mysterious Cat (Keith David). She begins to think that this Other World might be where she belongs. But when her wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and Other Mother schemes to keep her there, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.

The soundtrack, produced by and featuring award-winning French composer Bruno Coulais, sets the perfect tone for the suspenseful and wonderful world created in the movie, and features a new original song ("Other Father Song") by pop favorites They Might Be Giants.

Mr. Coulais has been honored three times with the César Award (France’s equivalent of the Oscar), including for Les Choristes, which also brought him an Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Song category.

He was also a BAFTA Award nominee for scoring Les Choristes; a César Award nominee for scoring Crimson Rivers and Winged Migration; and an Emmy Award nominee for scoring Sometimes in April.

Mr. Coulais began his musical education on the violin and piano. He has also composed several operas, including for children. In 2005, he wrote and conducted his Stabat Mater in Saint Denis Cathedral with the participation of English musician Robert Wyatt.


Track listing:

1. End credits

2. Dreaming

3. Installation

4. Wybie

5. Exploration

6. Other Father Song

7. The Supper

8. Bobinsky

9. Fantastic Garden

10. Coraline Fly

11. Trap For The Mice

12. Mice Circus

13. Dreams Are Dangerous

14. Sirens Of The Sea

15. In The Bed

16. Spink And Forcible

17. It Was Fantastic

18. Ghost Children

19. Let’s Go

20. Playing Piano

21. Wybie That Talks

22. Cocobeetles

23. Alone

24. Dangerous Garden

25. Reunion

26. Coraline Despair

27. The Theater

28. The Famous Mister B

29. You Know I Love You

30. Mechanical Lullaby

31. The Hand

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