Coraline

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Trivia: At the beginning of the movie one of the movers insists on a tip from one of Coraline's parents. When the camera shows the dollar bill given, the face on it is not of George Washington, but bears a striking resemblance to the director, Henry Selick.

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Cat: You realize you're going right into her trap.
Coraline Jones: They're my parents.
Cat: Challenge her, then! She has a *thing* for games. She won't be able to resist.

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In the shot right before Coraline finds the hidden door for the first time, she says "Alright Little Me, where are you hiding?" and drops her notebook and pen on the floor. When the notebook and pen are falling, you can see the wires that were used to suspend them while they were being animated. It's a common stop motion technique, but these days they usually try to paint the wires out afterward. It's a pretty severe dutch angle though, and they're only visible for a few frames, so it's easy to miss.

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