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
During production, Laika Studios had students from The Art Institute of Portland help with the film in terms of sets and designs. See more »
Watch very closely during the opening as the hands unstuff the doll, and restuff it. When you see the doll inside out in full, look down at her feet, with the heel stitches on the same side of the body as the face. See more »
[after hearing a creature while exploring the hills]
Hello? Who's there?
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After the credits there is a short part where some jumping mice spin in a circle as previously done then they seem to unravel. See more »
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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