DVD - 2009
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Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Vivafilm : Distributed in Canada by Alliance Films, [2009]
Branch Call Number: J DVD Animated / Coral 3567
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container


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Jul 30, 2018

This is a must have for Halloween. Classic in the lines of Nightmare Before Christmas.

SPPL_Joey Mar 20, 2018

Clearing up some comment confusion: "Coraline" was directed by Henry Selick, who also directed "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

While Tim Burton came up with the characters and original story for Nightmare, he had nothing to do with "Coraline", which is an adaptation of a Neil Gaiman book.

Selick also directed the 1996 adaptation of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach."

SPPL_Kristen Mar 20, 2018

My favorite Tim Burton movie! Just the right amount of creepy.

Jan 03, 2018

Weird. Messed-up. Creepy.

Nov 10, 2017

very creepy dont recomend

Jun 23, 2017

The first time I ever saw Coraline, I already knew that it was a cinematic masterpiece of its time. From its incredible stop motion scenes, to its story line, to its suspense and imagination, the movie is guaranteed to excite and frighten people of all ages - quite frankly. I would not usually describe myself as someone who loves horror or scary movies, however I found this movie to be very enjoyable for the simple fact that it was a clay-mation (cartoon style stop motion animation made from clay). Just imagining how long it took to create every scene both amazes and astonishes me, so I am truly able to appreciate Coraline for everything it is. The faint at heart may not enjoy the horror, however they will enjoy the art of it.
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 06, 2017

incredible. without question one of the best (and most creepy) animated movies ever

Jun 06, 2017

Fascinating story! I'll start by agreeing with others below, this movie really isn't for kids. It was downright creepy many times, during the negative scenes. As a child, I definitely would have had nightmares from what I saw. On the other hand, the positive/happy scenes were extremely trippy, there is no other word to describe them. I really enjoyed that, as some one who enjoys an odd, eerie movie. This one definitely was!

Sep 15, 2016

I enjoy the Coraline story in all forms, but I think the movie version does it best. The story is about learning that one's dreams are not always what they are cracked up to be. Much like the fable of the monkey paw that grants wishes, this is a story about learning gratitude for what one has already.

Aug 30, 2016

In a sense - I found the story of Coraline to be very much like that of Lewis Carroll's "Alice", with Coraline, of course, being in her own little, bizarre and eerie Wonderland.

So - Here's my perception on this picture's story - A super-homely, blue-haired, flat-headed, little girl (like, how many strikes can one, little kid have going against themselves?) named Coraline, not Caroline, is seriously neglected by her stupid, apathetic parents. Coraline is basically forced to tolerate a truly rotten and lonely home-life.

After moving into their new home, Coraline soon discovers a seemingly wonderful and almost magical alternate family-life behind a secret door, where everyone has buttons for eyes (like, how the heck did everyone see?). It doesn't take Coraline long to find out that, sure enough, this "other" home-life is even more lousy and rotten than what she was already used to.

Like, can someone, anyone please tell me - Where's the fairness and justice, for a child like Coraline, in all of that? I mean, this sort of sketchy, edgy scenario could, and did, only lead to one thing - A less than happy (and satisfying) ending for both the girl, and the viewer, as well.

Anyway - Even though this picture's story was clearly on the depressing side, I still felt that it was well-worth a view.

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Coraline Jones to Beldam: You...have a funny way of showing it.

Mar 30, 2011

Coraline Jones: He's not drunk, Mom, he's just eccentric.


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Mar 30, 2011

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.


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Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some scenes where it might frighten younger audiences.

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