Coraline (film)

Coraline is a 2009 American 3D stop-motion animated dark fantasy horror film directed and written for the screen by Henry Selick based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. Produced by Laika as its first feature film, Coraline stars the voices of Dakota FanningTeri HatcherJennifer SaundersDawn FrenchKeith DavidJohn HodgmanRobert Bailey Jr., and Ian McShane. The film depicts an adventurous girl named Coraline finding an idealized parallel world behind a secret door in her new home, unaware that the alternative world contains a dark and sinister secret.

The film was released in United States theaters on February 6, 2009 by Focus Features after a world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, and received critical acclaim. The film made $16.85 million during opening weekend, ranking third at the box office, and by the end of its run had grossed over $124 million worldwide. Coraline won Annie Awards for Best Music in an Animated Feature Production, Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production and Best Production Design in an Animated Feature Production, and received nominations for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Theatrical poster for Coraline, Copyright © 2009 by Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
Theatrical poster for Coraline, Copyright © 2009 by Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.
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