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Coraline (2009)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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 USA:

$16,849,646, 8 February 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,286,229

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,596,398
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ms. Spink's and Ms. Forcible's doormat says: "No whistling in the house". This is appropriate since they are actresses, as whistling in a theater is considered bad luck. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Bobinsky is Russian, but the flag in front of his door is Montenegran, with one minor difference: The real one has a lion passant in the centre, while Mr. Bobinsky's has a horseman. 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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Alma (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Nellie Jean
Performed by Kent Melton
Written by Kent Melton
Copyright (c) 2008 Kent Melton
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2d is beautiful, 3d is full immersion!!!
27 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

To watch this movie in 2d is to watching the 7 star version. To watch in 3d on a 65 inch Panasonic Plasma 3d TV and the 3d BluRay version DVD is mind blowing and a feast for not only the eyes but for touch...yes, some of the scenes were done so well it felt like you could reach out and touch them in my living room. I would say they were even better than Avatars 3d which up to this point I thought was the most spectacular...but this stuff is just so good, so real, a whole different kind of TV. 2D Blu Ray even though it's super sharp, super colorful, just cannot compare to the added visual power of 3D and that's where the movie takes off...forget the storytelling, forget the characters, even though many were quite interesting, and sit back and enjoy immersion TV...some day they will make a 3d movies were the story is equal to or better than the visuals and then it will be a new dawn in television.


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