Henry Selick is returning back to Disney, reports Variety. The director of Coraline who began his animation career at Disney in the late ’70s, has struck an exclusive long-term deal with Disney/Pixar to make stop-motion features for the studio. John Lasseter’s decision to bring Selick back to the studio is seen as another boost for the painstaking hand-crafted technique. The reunion also is a personal one, putting Selick in business with long-time friends, including John Lasseter and Brad Bird. Selick made his directing debut at Disney back in 1993 with The Nightmare Before Christmas, followed up by the box office disappointment James and the Giant Peach.