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(2009)

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

Right before Coraline discovers the door, she drops her notebook, and just in one screen shot you can see the wires holding it up.
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Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (9) | Errors in geography (1) | Revealing mistakes (4) | Spoilers (1)

Character error 

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.
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Continuity 

When Coraline first looks at the picture frame next to her bed, the "3" from "at 7:30" is missing and "Coraline" is spelled "Coral1n3" on the depicted sign. In the next shot, when she holds the frame in her hands, it says "7:30" and "Coral1ne".
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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.
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When Coraline firsts sees her father, she places the Coraline doll down on a box. In the shot, the Coraline doll's arm is hanging over the edge, but in the next shot, the doll's arm is by its side.
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When Coraline falls asleep on the picture frame, at first it is facing down, but when the shot changes it has flipped to facing up.
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Coraline's puppet has its legs extremely thin in the beginning of the movie, but when Coraline goes to Bobinsky's house to deliver his cheese the puppet's legs are thick and apparently "normal".
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When Coraline first meets the Other Father in the study and is playing his piano, he sings Coraline a song. Notice the red record player in the background is facing Coraline. But when he sings "She's a doll", it is now facing the wall.
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During the last breakfast, Other Mother uses two pans. One has bacon and the other has an egg omelet. When Other Mother serves Coraline, both bacon and egg are in one pan.
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While Coraline is eating dinner with her "other parents" she has an empty glass and a full water glass. When Coraline is shown again the water glass is half empty and again when Coraline is shown there is no water glass present at all.
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Just after Coraline has found the secret door, she yells out to her mum to come and unlock it but refuses. In the next two shots, the coffee mugs changes positions so that the audience can see it.
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Errors in geography 

The house's living room changes places several times throughout the film.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 52 mins) During the Other Forcible's trapeze act when she says "In action like an angel" the lines where the puppet's head comes apart are clearly visible.
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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.
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Where Wybie asks Coraline to take his photo, and then hands her his camera, a flash goes off but there is no flash attached to the camera and the Leica M3 has no built in flash.
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When Coraline first meets Other Father, after Coraline tells him that the dinner is ready, he raises his hands in the air but the bottom of the puppet's neck clearly comes apart for a second.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

After Coraline acquires the last of the eyes of the ghost children and the Other World begins to disintegrate around her, the camera quickly moves up to reveal everything around the house is vanishing. In the beginning of that shot, we can plainly see that the metal stairs leading up to the attic apartment of the Other Bobinsky are missing and rightfully back in the very next shot.
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