History WesternAnimation / Coraline

13th Jul '17 4:51:01 PM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The Other Bobinsky doesn't understand why Coraline would want to reject the Other Mother's FalseUtopia in favor of rescuing her boring, neglectful parents.



-->'''The Other Father:''' [[NotHelpingYourCase So sharp you won't feel a thing.]]

to:

-->'''The --->'''The Other Father:''' [[NotHelpingYourCase So sharp you won't feel a thing.]]
28th Jun '17 11:40:47 AM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: From a purely visual sense, the Other Mother's second transformation, which was probably too hard to transition even conceptually, let alone with stop-motion.
28th Jun '17 11:36:53 AM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: The Other Mother is shown to do this a few times to add to the sense of otherworldy unease, and to show that she's not really as in touch with Coraline as she seems to be. For example, when Coraline asks her mother if she could go outside, saying she doesn't mind the rain, the Other Mother misinterprets her indifference to the weather as a passion for rain, and suggests playing hide-and-seek in a thunderstorm. This is also shown by how inappropriate the Other Spink and Forcible's performance is, and the living room's transformation (see BigCreepyCrawlies above).
28th Jun '17 11:24:59 AM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BigCreepyCrawlies: The last touch of whimsy we see in the Other World is the Other Mother's transformation of the living room, with insect decor and living bug furniture. WordofGod is that this is a misguided extrapolation of Coraline's dragonfly hair clips, which the Other Mother takes as "bug enthusiast".

to:

* BigCreepyCrawlies: The last touch of whimsy we see in the Other World is the Other Mother's transformation of the living room, with insect decor and living bug furniture. WordofGod WordOfGod is that this is a misguided extrapolation of Coraline's dragonfly hair clips, which the Other Mother takes as "bug enthusiast".



* {{Bookends}}: The film begins and ends with a very similar pan over the Pink Palace.

to:

* {{Bookends}}: The film begins and ends with a very similar pan over the Pink Palace.Palace apartment house.



** [[spoiler:The eyes of the three ghost children]] and arguably [[spoiler:the piano's hands.]]

to:

** [[spoiler:The eyes of the three ghost children]] and arguably [[spoiler:the piano's hands.]]children]], which are seen unidentified earlier in the film.



** "This piano... plays me." Pretty accurate, once you realize that the Other Father was trying to subtly warn Coraline all the way.

to:

** "This piano... plays me." Pretty accurate, once you realize that [[spoiler: It's later used to censor the Other Father was trying Father's discussion, and later, to force him to fight Coraline against his will.]] Like the song, this is one way he tries to subtly warn Coraline all about the way.situation.



** Coraline's first visit to Other world, after she asks "What rain?" there's a lightning flash with the Other Mother's real hand on the end.

to:

** Coraline's first visit to Other world, after she asks "What rain?" there's a lightning flash with the Other Mother's real hand on the end.that branches to form a nightmarish hand.



* GlamourFailure: The black button eyes, of course, but as Coraline continues to get to know the Other world the harder it is for the Other Mother to hide its true nature.

to:

* GlamourFailure: The black button eyes, of course, but as Coraline continues to get to know the Other world World, the harder it is for the Other Mother to hide its true nature.



* HarmfulToMinors: Averted. Coraline laughs at naked women, though not as much as real-life children would.

to:

* HarmfulToMinors: Averted. Coraline laughs gets over her inital shock at naked women, though not as much as real-life children would.the Other Spink and Forcible's rather lewd play, and begins to enjoy it.



** When [[spoiler:the other world starts to collapse, for the first time the cat looks genuinely terrified.]]

to:

** When [[spoiler:the other world Other World starts to collapse, for the first time the cat looks genuinely terrified.]]



* RavenHairIvorySkin: The Other Mother's original form.

to:

* RavenHairIvorySkin: The Other Mother's original form.form, at least for Coraline, as it's unclear if she's still reflecting Mel at the end or if the entirety of her disguise has vanished.



* RedRightHand: The Other Mother is seen mechanically drumming her fingers at one point, belying her true form underneath. But really, are you gonna look at someone's hands if their eyes are buttons?

to:

* RedRightHand: The Other Mother is seen mechanically drumming her fingers at one point, a few times, belying her true form underneath. But really, are you gonna look at someone's hands if their eyes are buttons?



* SeashellBra: The Other Forcible wears one dressed as Venus.

to:

* SeashellBra: The Other Forcible wears one shells while dressed as Venus.Venus...but they're more like pasties.
27th Jun '17 5:14:01 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It's highly doubtful many of the viewers knew [[spoiler:why the Ghost Children called the other mother "the beldam", and probably figured it was the name for whatever monster she was]]. Thank god for Creator/JohnKeats and TheOtherWiki... (which would make [[AGoodNameForARockBand a really good band name]]...)

to:

** It's highly doubtful many of the viewers knew [[spoiler:why the Ghost Children called the other mother "the beldam", and probably figured it was the name for whatever monster she was]]. Thank god for Creator/JohnKeats and TheOtherWiki...Wiki/TheOtherWiki... (which would make [[AGoodNameForARockBand a really good band name]]...)
19th May '17 6:11:17 PM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BatOutofHell: The Other Spink and Forcible's dog audience turns into bat creatures when things get dark, serving as a parallel to the angel costumes the real ladies' dogs get when they die. Coraline weaponizes the bat-dogs' aggression to hold off the Other Spink and Forcible monster.

to:

* BatOutofHell: BatOutOfHell: The Other Spink and Forcible's dog audience turns into bat creatures when things get dark, serving as a parallel to the angel costumes the real ladies' dogs get when they die. Coraline weaponizes the bat-dogs' aggression to hold off the Other Spink and Forcible monster.
16th May '17 1:17:40 PM TristanJeremiah
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DiedHappilyEverAfter: After [[spoiler:Coraline retrieves the eyes of the kids the other mother ate, they are freed from the Other World, and she later visits them in heaven]]. Although, granted, by this time they were already dead.
13th May '17 12:07:28 PM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AdaptationalVillainy: The Other Spink and Forcible take an actively antagonistic role in the final act despite their melding, rather than passively deteriorating as in the book.



** It's mentioned that the Other Mother can only shape existing materials in the book, but the movie makes this more apparent, with the denizens of the Other World being made of objects connected to their real counterparts, and slowly deteriorating into those forms.

to:

** It's mentioned that the Other Mother can only shape existing materials in the book, but the movie makes this more apparent, with the denizens of the Other World being made of objects connected gaining connections to their real counterparts, counterparts by what they turn into, and slowly deteriorating into those forms.



* BatOutofHell: The Other Spink and Forcible's dog audience turns into bat creatures when things get dark, serving as a parallel to the angel costumes the real ladies' dogs get when they die. Coraline weaponizes the bat-dogs' aggression to hold off the Other Spink and Forcible monster.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: The last touch of whimsy we see in the Other World is the Other Mother's transformation of the living room, with insect decor and living bug furniture. WordofGod is that this is a misguided extrapolation of Coraline's dragonfly hair clips, which the Other Mother takes as "bug enthusiast".



* {{Irony}}: Coraline states that even though her parents write about gardening catalogues her mother ''hates'' dirt.

to:

* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
**
Coraline states that even though her parents write about gardening catalogues her mother ''hates'' dirt. dirt.
** The deterioration of the Other World reveals that some of its denizens' starting points were objects positively connected to their real world basis, like the Other Spink and Forcible becoming the taffy offered to Coraline, and the other Bobinsky becoming a swarm of vicious rodents, which seem to be a benevolent force to the the real Mr. B, and who, according to him, are concerned for Coraline's safety. Even the Other Father, who becomes a pumpkin, might be based on the real father's horrible cooking done out of love.
13th May '17 8:03:17 AM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The pumpkins in the other mother's garden look like the Mayor of Halloweentown, and the tallest of the three Ghost Children resembles Shock. The cat is the same sort of black, scrawny specimen seen in Halloweentown. A bowl that Other Mother uses resembles Jack Skellington. Similarly, when Wybie has his facemask/helmet on, he bears a strong resemblance to Barrel. There also might be one to Creator/{{Pixar}}, as one of the Shakespeare players has a baby in a backpack that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack]].

to:

** To ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The pumpkins in the other mother's garden look like the Mayor of Halloweentown, and the tallest of the three Ghost Children resembles Shock. The cat is the same sort of black, scrawny specimen seen in Halloweentown. A bowl that Halloweentown, and when the Other Mother uses resembles cracks an egg, the falling yolk is shaped like Jack Skellington.Skellington's face. Similarly, when Wybie has his facemask/helmet on, he bears a strong resemblance to Barrel. There also might be one to Creator/{{Pixar}}, as one of the Shakespeare players has a baby in a backpack that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Jack-Jack]].
13th May '17 8:00:56 AM 8BrickMario
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The vision Coraline sees of her parents shows them shivering and covered with snow, and when she's in the living room in the Other World, the sound of them writing on frosty glass can be heard.[[spoiler: they've been hidden in one of the snow globes on the mantel.]]

to:

* ** The vision Coraline sees of her parents shows them shivering and covered with snow, and when she's in the living room in the Other World, the sound of them writing on frosty glass can be heard.[[spoiler: they've They've been hidden in one of the snow globes on the mantel.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 265. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WesternAnimation.Coraline