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A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling in a number of ways, in director Henry Selick's animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's international best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Coraline and her parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) have recently relocated to Oregon from Michigan. Bored in her new home since her parents are distracted by work and she has yet to make any new friends, Coraline passes the time by exploring her new neighborhood with an annoying local boy named Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr.). But after paying a visit to her eccentric neighbors Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), a pair of aging British actresses, and crossing paths with the outright weird Mr. Bobinsky (Ian McShane), the precocious young girl becomes convinced that her new surroundings are just as dull as she'd initially suspected. Shortly thereafter, Coraline discovers a hidden door in her new house, and decides to investigate. Venturing into the eerie passageway inside, Coraline emerges into an alternate version of her own reality. At first glance, this strange new world seems even better than the real thing; there her parents aren't distracted by work, and Coraline is always the center of attention. There's even a mysterious Cat (Keith David) that's fascinated by her every move. But when Coraline's button-eyed Other Mother (also Hatcher) attempts to make her stay permanent, the frightened young girl must summon her resourcefulness and bravery in order to find her way back home and save her real family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 6, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Selick Best Animated Feature 2009 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Ronald Sanders Best Edited Animated Feature 2009 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Christopher Murrie Best Edited Animated Feature 2009 Nominee

Cast

Dakota Fanning
as Coraline Jones
Teri Hatcher
as Mel, Coraline's Mother/Other Mother
Jennifer Saunders
as Miss Spink
Dawn French
as Miss Forcible
Keith David
as Cat
John Hodgman
as Charlie, Coraline's father/Other father
Robert Bailey Jr.
as Wybie Lovat
Ian McShane
as Mr. Bobinsky
Aankha Neal
as Sweet Ghost Girl
George Selick
as Ghost Boy
Hannah Kaiser
as Tall Ghost Girl
Harry Selick
as Photo Friend
Marina Budovsky
as Photo Friend
Emerson Hatcher
as Magic Dragonfly
Jérôme Ranft
as Mover
Christopher Murrie
as Toy
Jeremy Ryder
as Toy
Carolyn Crawford
as Wybie's Grandmother
Yona Prost
as Shakespeare Rascal

Crew

Henry Selick
Director
Henry Selick
Producer
Mary Sandell
Producer
Claire Jennings
Producer
Bill Mechanic
Producer
Neil Gaiman
Book Author
Henry Selick
Screenwriter
Pete Kozachik
Cinematographer
Bruno Coulais
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bruno Coulais
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Murrie
Editor
Ronald Sanders
Editor
Henry Selick
Production Designer
Bo Henry
Art Director
Thomas Proost
Art Director
Phil Brotherton
Art Director
Michael Zoumas
Executive Producer
Randy Thom
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Tootell
Animator
Julianna Cox
Animator
Sarah de Gaudemar
Animator
Payton Curtis
Animator
Philip Beglan
Animator
Malcolm Lamont
Animator
Chris Tichborne
Animator
Kim Blanchette
Animator
Jeff Mulcaster
Animator
Ian Whitlock
Animator
Suzanne Twining
Animator
Amy Adamy
Animator
Brad Schiff
Animator
Justin Kohn
Animator
Bartek Prusiewicz
Animator
Jan-Erik Maas
Animator
Jeff Riley
Animator
Teresa Drilling
Animator
Harry Linden
Line Producer
Trey Thomas
Lead Animator
Carlos Sotelango
Dialogue Editor
Theresa Braunstein
Production Coordinator
Vera Brosgol
Storyboard Artist
Eric Leighton
Lead Animator
Jeannine Berger
Post Production Supervisor
Ean McNamara
Storyboard Artist
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
Graham Annable
Storyboard Artist
Randy Thom
Re-Recording Mixer
Brian Van't Hul
Visual Effects Supervisor
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