Coraline

Trivia: The blossoms on the trees are actually painted popcorn pieces. The crew spent over 800 hours painting 250,000 of them. (Source: Wired magazine).

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Trivia: Until 2016 Coraline was the longest stop motion film to date, running at an hour and 40 minutes. The new record holder became Kubo and the Two Strings.

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Trivia: The song that Coraline's father is singing whilst making dinner, is the same song that he sings to Coraline as a lullaby in the book.

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Trivia: On average, it took an entire week of production to complete 1.5 minutes of film footage.

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Trivia: During the Other father piano song scene, the other father's slippers are Monkeybone slippers. Monkeybone is another film directed by Henry Selick.

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Trivia: In the dream sequence at the end, when the ghost children (now golden angel-like figures) thank Coraline, watch the background - it is a nice visual compliment to Vincent Van Gogh, the great Dutch painter, whose masterpiece "Starry Night" inspired the swirly blue and yellow lights. What makes the compliment a bit quirky: Van Gogh painted "Starry Night" while he was a patient at the mental asylum in Saint Rémy, and he committed suicide 13 months after completing the painting. (01:28:40)

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Trivia: Their work completed, the movers leave and one of them receives a small tip from Coraline's mother. Watch the face on the one-dollar bill: it is not that of George Washington, but Henry Selick, director of the film. (00:03:15)

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Trivia: This is the first stop-motion film to be shot in 3-D.

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Trivia: When the other mother is making Coraline an omelet, pay attention. The egg yolk is in the shape of Jack Skellington's face. This is a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas, another film directed by Henry Selick.

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Trivia: Laika had to hire a professional to sew the clothing for the puppets. Why? Because the knitting needle was as thin as human hair.

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Trivia: The decoration Mr. Bobinsky wears is a Hero of Chernobyl medal, issued to those who displayed gallant action in response to the April 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union. That might explain why his skin is like that.

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Trivia: When the movers arrive and open the van you can see some graffiti on the bottom right corner of the door saying "StopMoRulz". Quite correct. (00:02:50)

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Trivia: The ghost children call the other mother her true name, Beldam. "Beldam" has two meanings: an old, ugly woman, and grandma.

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Continuity mistake: When Coraline is in bed in the other world for the first time, she's holding the picture frame showing her friends face down. When the shot changes to her again, the frame is facing up. (00:21:35)

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Sweet Ghost Girl: Be clever miss. Even if you win she'll never let you go!

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Question: After Other Wybie frees Coraline from the mirror and is helping her escape, he takes off his glove and blows away his hand. Is something happening to him?

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Chosen answer: Coraline urges Other Wybie to escape with her. He shows her that he can't - he is not a person, just another puppet of the Other Mother. What is blowing away is the sawdust Other Mother fills her puppets with.

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He's just a temporary distraction.

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