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5,554 Ratings


Directed by Henry Selick
United States, 2009
Animation, Drama, Fantasy


When she moves to a new house, an adventurous young girl finds a secret door that leads to a parallel world which seems to be an idealized version of her own. However, it soon reveals itself to have sinister secrets.

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Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

American Film Institute Awards

2010 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Animated Film

2009 | Winner: Best Feature Film

Critics reviews

The fluid border between contrasting universes… is richly reflected in Selick’s meticulous stop-motion technique, which mixes handcrafted puppetry with animated camera movements to create a simultaneously liquid and tactile screen space. There’s a marvelously unstable quality to his creations: when Coraline and Cat later in the film amble into “the empty part of the world,” the blanched void seems to follow them and the landscape crumbles like bits of peeling wallpaper.
December 19, 2014
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