Laika’s ‘Coraline’ 3D Remaster Gets August Release Date From Fathom in the U.S., Trafalgar Releasing Internationally

Henry Selick’s modern classic “Coraline” turns 15 this year, and a new 3D remaster of the stop-motion feature (announced in February) will get a worldwide theatrical release this fall by Fathom in the U.S and Trafalgar Releasing in the rest of the world.

Limited screenings will begin on August 15 and feature an early glimpse of Laika’s upcoming film, “Wildwood.” Ticket sales kick off on June 21. A 2D version of the film will also be available to exhibitors.

More from Variety


In 2023, Fathom re-released the original version of “Coraline” in the U.S., which netted over $7 million at the box office, a record for the event-based distributor. The film is also screening in this year’s Annecy Classics program, marking a return to the French festival where it won the Cristal for a feature film in 2009.

“Coraline” was written by Neil Gaiman and Selick (“The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Wendell & Wild”) and stars voice actors Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, John Hodgman and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

“Laika set the 3D standard with the 2009 release of ‘Coraline,'” said the studio’s Chief Marketing and Operations Officer David Burke in a release. “This newly remastered version, in the works for three years, brings Neil Gaiman’s enchanting story to life in stunning, stereoscopic 3D detail and is a love letter to Laika fans everywhere.”

“Everybody loves ‘Coraline,’ and Fathom is proud to partner once again with our friends at LAIKA to bring her back to theaters,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom CEO.  “Last year’s extended run was a testament to this film’s popularity, and now that fans will get to see it in beautifully remastered 3D, it makes this screening that much more special.”

Kymberli Frueh, senior VP of programming and content acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, added,  “For many of these territories, this will be the first time a new generation of ‘Coraline’ fans will be able to experience the magic of the film on the big screen in remastered 3D.”

Best of Variety

Sign up for Variety’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.