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An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

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Coraline Jones (voice)
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The Cat (voice)
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Aankha Neal ...
George Selick ...
Ghost Boy (voice)
Hannah Kaiser ...
Tall Ghost Girl (voice)
Harry Selick ...
Photo Friend (voice)
Marina Budovsky ...
Photo Friend (voice)
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Magic Dragonfly (voice) (as Emerson Hatcher)
Jerome Ranft ...
Mover (voice)
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Storyline

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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An Adventure too Weird for Words See more »

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Animation | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coraline y la puerta secreta  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,849,646 (USA) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

£7,244,992 (UK) (26 June 2009)
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Trivia

The depth of the old well (calculated from Coraline's pebble drop) is about 116.8 meters (381 feet). See more »

Goofs

When Other Father starts playing the piano, the piano gloves go on his hands while he is facing Coraline. After he turns around, the gloves switch hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Coraline Jones: [after hearing a creature while exploring the hills] Hello? Who's there?
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, the words "For those in the know: jerk wad" appear on the screen. This is a clue that could be used on the Coraline website in order to get an entry in a contest that ran during the movie's US theatrical run. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Nellie Jean
Performed by Kent Melton
Written by Kent Melton
Copyright (c) 2008 Kent Melton
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User Reviews

Creepy, in a really creative way.
31 January 2009 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

When i saw a teaser of this film i didn't imagine it would be a fantasy/horror movie for kids. That's great because there aren't many, and it must be difficult to display a colorful world with the right amount of frightening elements not to leave a child having bad dreams up to adulthood.

Coraline is a girl who wishes she'd had more attention from her parents, a prettier place to live and better neighbors. After she discovers the entrance to an apparently enhanced version of her reality, she'll soon find out that too much perfection can't be real.

Good and imaginative story, delighting visuals, creepiness from the beginning and a couple scary scenes make this an enjoyable film.


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