Is Coraline coming back to theaters? 3D Remaster explained

Daisy Phillipson
Still from 2009 movie Coraline

Coraline was a stop-motion success when it dropped back in 2009, but is it coming back to theaters? Here’s what you need to know about its 3D Remaster. 

Based on Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy novella of the same name, Coraline is another cinematic triumph from Henry Selick, the filmmaker and clay animator responsible for the likes of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

The story itself focuses on the eponymous girl, who stumbles upon a parallel world with eerie doppelgängers of her loved ones. As Coraline ventures deeper, she confronts a sinister villain who seeks to trap her forever. 

The movie’s success stems from its ability to appeal to both children and adults alike, with Coraline remaining a firm classic in the dark fantasy realm. Here’s what you need to know about its 3D Remaster. 

Coraline is coming back to theaters with 3D Remaster

To mark the 15th anniversary of Coraline, Laika Studios is releasing a Remastered 3D version of the movie this August – and the best news? The release will be worldwide. 

Taking to social media, the studio wrote: “In celebration of its 15th Anniversary, we invite you to experience #Coraline in Remastered 3D worldwide this August.”

It also shared a link where you can sign up for first access to tickets, events, news, and all things Coraline 3D – head here if you’re interested. 

Coraline was one of the earlier stop-motion films to be produced in 3D, adding an extra dimension to its visually stunning world. With it being remastered in this format, this typically means the visual quality of the original version will be enhanced, adjusting the depth and perspective.

Remastering can also involve updating the movie for new technology or formats, ensuring that it looks its best on modern screens and playback devices.

No surprise that fans are excited by the news, with one writing: “I’m literally screaming idc if it’s not even a sequel it’s going to be in flipping 3D omg yes please.” Another said, “Please let them add the deleted scenes like they did the last release. We didn’t get to see it outside of the US.”

“Finally get to see it on the big screen!!!” added a third, while a fourth chimed in, “No way, it’s my favorite movie, I’m so excited that it’s going to come out again in theaters.”

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Daisy is a Senior TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's a lover of all things macabre, whether that be horror, crime, psychological thrillers or all of the above. After graduating with a Masters in Magazine Journalism, she's gone on to write for Digital Spy, LADbible and Little White Lies. You can contact her on