History Fridge / Coraline

13th Jan '18 3:20:58 PM nombretomado
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** The "handsome beast" could mean the cat. Although it isn't particularly tall... the voice actor, KeithDavid, certainly is.

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** The "handsome beast" could mean the cat. Although it isn't particularly tall... the voice actor, KeithDavid, Creator/KeithDavid, certainly is.
6th Jan '18 6:01:33 PM camyln
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** FridgeHorror: Perhaps she started to worry that Wybie was around the right age for the Beldam to take interest and wanted another child around to divert her attention.
4th Dec '17 9:47:38 PM ManEFaces
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* Even though Coraline disposed of the key (hopefully for eternity), the other world is still there in the house only a single locked door away. Coraline will continue to go to bed at night in the room more or less directly above the doorway to a nightmare creature that tried to enslave her. Even if the beldam withered away and died after Coraline's escape, nobody in their right mind should want to remain in the same country, let alone the same house as that door.


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* Even though Coraline disposed of the key (hopefully for eternity), the other world is still there in the house and only a single locked door away. Coraline will continue to go to bed at night in the a room more or less directly above the doorway to a nightmare creature that tried to enslave her. Even if the beldam withered away and died after Coraline's escape, nobody in their right mind should want to remain in the same country, let alone the same house as that door.

4th Dec '17 9:46:34 PM ManEFaces
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\n* Even though Coraline disposed of the key (hopefully for eternity), the other world is still there in the house only a single locked door away. Coraline will continue to go to bed at night in the room more or less directly above the doorway to a nightmare creature that tried to enslave her. Even if the beldam withered away and died after Coraline's escape, nobody in their right mind should want to remain in the same country, let alone the same house as that door.

4th Dec '17 7:07:52 AM streakson22
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* Even with all the perks and promises given by the Other Mother, the movie still presents the {{Squick}} of sewing buttons in your eyes as an obvious dealbreaker. Coraline is automatically aghast at the suggestion, raising the question of why 3 other children wouldn't have had the same reaction. Then you remember that the ghost children grew up in completely different eras to Coraline; where sexism, racism, and classism were heavily detrimental to a child's quality of life. Their fantasy worlds wouldn't have just been refuges from negligent parents, but from society as a whole. They would have had far more reason than Coraline to be desperate for a better life, making their fates even more of a TearJerker.
** To expand this further: when you think about it, Coraline's life isn't particularly miserable. She's bored and disgruntled at the beginning of the film, yes, but most of the problems causing this (moving stress; parents too busy to pay attention to her) are temporary. Now think about how someone in a terrible, inescapable situation (growing up with abusive parents, for example) would react to the offer of this seemingly perfect world, where all their life's problems were solved?
4th Dec '17 2:18:36 AM Draygoon
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* Even with all the perks and promises given by the Other Mother, the movie still presents the {{Squick}} of sewing buttons in your eyes as an obvious dealbreaker. Coraline is automatically aghast at the suggestion, raising the question of why 3 other children wouldn't have had the same reaction. Then you remember that the ghost children grew up in completely different eras to Coraline; where sexism, racism, and classism were heavily detrimental to a child's quality of life. Their fantasy worlds wouldn't have just been refuges from negligent parents, but from society as a whole. They would have had far more reason than Coraline to be desperate for a better life, making their fates even more of a TearJerker.
** To expand this further: when you think about it, Coraline's life isn't particularly miserable. She's bored and disgruntled at the beginning of the film, yes, but most of the problems causing this (moving stress; parents too busy to pay attention to her) are temporary. Now think about how someone in a terrible, inescapable situation (growing up with abusive parents, for example) would react to the offer of this seemingly perfect world, where all their life's problems were solved?
30th Oct '17 4:55:22 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** Specifically, [[spoiler: it takes the form of the praying mantis the Other Father rides.]]
9th Oct '17 5:05:47 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* Notice how the Other Wybie doesn't wear any reflective stickers on his jacket, or his skull helmet? They're part of his ensemble as a rider on his little motorcycle, which Coraline ''hates'' because it took her by surprise. So they don't exist in the Other World, as a sign that he doesn't have it.
** Ironically enough, [[spoiler: they're what help Wybie save Coraline from the Other Mother's hand.]]
5th Oct '17 8:36:33 AM EclipsedStar
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** Very subtle way of showing the Other Mother cannot sustain herself on her own creations and that they're at most an illusion. She can only feed on the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild love of others]].

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** Very subtle way of showing the Other Mother cannot sustain herself on her own creations and that they're at most an illusion. She can only feed on the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild love of of]] [[EmotionEater others]].
23rd Sep '17 9:21:23 AM ading
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* The phrase "Beldam" may be a reference to "La Belle Dame Sans Merci (The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy)", a poem about a knight charmed and abandoned by the titular dangerous fairy. So does that mean that the Beldam does not necessarily prey only on children?

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* The phrase "Beldam" may be a reference to "La Belle Dame Sans Merci (The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy)", a poem about a knight charmed and abandoned by the titular dangerous fairy. So does that mean that the Beldam does not necessarily prey only on children?children? Not likely, though, since the word "beldam" is an archaic term for "witch" that long predates the poem.
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