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Coraline Jones has to adapt to life in the Pink Palace apartments, an old house in Ashland, Oregon, after moving from Pontiac, Michigan. It has developed a cult following in the years since its release, and has been considered one of the greatest animated films in modern times. Uesugi declared that "at the beginning, it was supposed to be a small project over a few weeks to simply create characters; however, I ended up working on the project for over a year, eventually designing sets and backgrounds, on top of drawing the basic images for the story to be built upon.

They have no recollection of the ordeal, but having finished their writing, they are nice to Coraline. Afterwards, the Other Mother offers to let her stay permanently if she has buttons sewn over her eyes which horrifies Coraline. Wybie comes to the rescue and destroys the hand with a large rock, so that they can finally get rid of the key. Coraline meets the other residents of the Pink Palace: upstairs, the Amazing Bobinsky, an eccentric Russian liquidator-turned-gymnast who owns a mouse circus; and downstairs, retired burlesque performers April Spink and Miriam Forcible.Just as Gaiman was finishing his novella in 2002, he met Selick and invited him to make a film adaptation, as Gaiman was a fan of Selick's other stop-motion projects, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and James and the Giant Peach (1996). The soundtrack for Coraline features songs composed by French composer Bruno Coulais, with one ("Other Father Song") by They Might Be Giants. Coraline is a 2009 American stop motion animated dark fantasy horror film written and directed by Henry Selick, based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name. As Selick thought a direct adaptation would lead to "maybe a 47-minute movie", his screenplay had some expansions, such as the creation of Wybie, who was not present in the original novel. Director Henry Selick met author Neil Gaiman just as Gaiman was finishing the novel Coraline, and given that Gaiman was a fan of Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas, he invited him to make a possible film adaptation.

When she tries to escape back through the door to her world, the Other Mother half-transforms into an arachnid-like form and imprisons her by throwing her into a mirror that leads to a dark room. With the production of Coraline, Laika would become the first company to make a feature-length film using replacement faces made by a 3D printer. That night, a jumping mouse leads Coraline back to the door, now a portal leading to the Other World, an alternate universe where her parents button-eyed doppelgängers lavish her with food and attention.Produced by LAIKA, as the studio's first feature film, [6] it features the voice talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr. Coraline can free them by retrieving the essences of their souls, trapped in the "eyes" of the ghost children.

The hundreds of handmade flowers were created to grow and move accordingly for when Coraline entered the garden. More than 28 animators worked at a time on rehearsing or shooting scenes, producing 90–100 seconds of finished animation each week. She crosses paths with a black cat and Wyborne (or "Wybie"), the landlady's grandson, who leaves her a ragdoll lookalike. Production of the stop-motion animation feature took place at a warehouse in Hillsboro, Oregon (near Portland). Coraline goes back nonetheless by purposely baiting the jumping mice with cheese and sees that her Other Father has a wonderful garden.The cat suggests Coraline propose a game: if she can find her parents and the three "eyes", the Beldam will let them all go free; if not, Coraline will finally accept the Beldam's offer. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 80 out of 100 based on reviews from 38 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". By the way, to enable a release in 3D, each shot was taken from two different cameras, set slightly apart! One of Uesugi's biggest influences was on the color palette, which was muted in reality and more colorful in the Other World, similar to The Wizard of Oz.

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