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Release Date: February 6th, 2009

DVD Release Date: July 21st, 2009

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.

Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr., Ian McShane

Director: Henry Selick

Genres: Family, Fantasy, Animated

Production Co: Laika

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Quest, Friend, Creative, Escape, Friendship, Deception, Dark, 2000s, Rescue, Family

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  • A macabre mystery for children and a cautionary tale for their folks, Coraline is a yarn - twisty, knotty, taut - about a perennially bored girl whose parents are too preoccupied with work to pay her much mind. show more

  • This is a marvelous family story, tapping into all sorts of childhood dreams and nightmares involving Mommy, monsters and heroic youngsters. Selick's imaginative sets and puppets are in perfect pitch with Gaiman's fantasy. show more

  • Coraline is distinguished, if you can call it that, by a creepiness so deep as to seem perverse, and the film finally succumbs to terminal deficits in dramatic energy, narrative coherence and plain old heart. show more

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Awards

Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film