History YMMV / Coraline

14th Aug '17 9:33:43 AM Lancelot07
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* AccidentalInnuendo: "Mothers don't eat daughters, do they?" (Only in Fanfiction and RuleThirtyFour, we hope.)
7th Jul '17 7:17:20 AM Lancelot07
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* {{Narm}}: The scene where Coraline finds the first soul/eye, specifically the Ghost Boy's dialogue. "Bless you, Miss, you found me! But there are two still lost." The cheery tone combined with the line itself makes it sound more like a bit "[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Princess is in another castle]]."

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The scene where Coraline finds the first soul/eye, specifically the Ghost Boy's dialogue. "Bless you, Miss, you found me! But there are two still lost." The cheery tone combined with the line itself makes it sound more like a bit "[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Princess is in another castle]]."
28th Jun '17 11:31:33 AM 8BrickMario
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** Is the Other Mother's first transformation an intimidation tactic or her giving up on trying to look nice? Or is her starvation taking the ability to disguise herself away from her, and she's losing control of her form? The second transformation, being offscreen and without theatrics, would indicate so, but it's not entirely clear.
15th May '17 10:11:56 PM Give1Take2
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* GeniusBonus: The book is that much more enjoyable for those who know a bit about TheFairFolk in British folklore. The Other Mother is as likely as not one such folk, who would often kidnap and sometimes devour children. The portal between Coraline's regular world and the magical world where the Other Mother has power is one of many such gateways in folklore (which sometimes look like little doors). The stone with a hole in it that Coraline uses to find the other childrens' souls is significant because [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adder_stone adder stones]] are said to help see through fairy or witches' illusions (among ''many'' other uses, such as healing, warding off evil, finding things, etc). The mushrooms surrounding the old well is a fairy ring; another supernatural thing where [[http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-folklore/do-you-dare-enter-fairy-ring-mythical-mushroom-portals-supernatural-003677 not-so-good things]] happen to those who step in it, so [[spoiler: Coraline using it to trap the hand was a very smart move on her part]]. Finally, [[spoiler:one of the dead children being revealed to have [[OurFairiesAreDifferent butterfly wings and a love of eating flowers]] suggests that the [[TheFairFolk Other Mother]] [[ImAHumanitarian doesn't just hunt human children]].]]

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* GeniusBonus: The book is that much more enjoyable for those who know a bit about TheFairFolk in British folklore. The Other Mother is as most likely as not one such folk, of TheFairFolk of British folklore, who would often were said to kidnap and sometimes devour children. The portal between Coraline's regular world and the magical world where the Other Mother has power worlds looking like a little door is one of many such gateways in folklore (which sometimes look like little doors). The fairy world gateways, and the stone with a hole in it that Coraline uses to find the other childrens' souls is significant because most likely an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adder_stone adder stones]] are stone]] said to help see through fairy or witches' illusions (among ''many'' other uses, such as healing, warding off evil, finding things, etc). illusions. The mushrooms surrounding the old well is a fairy ring; another supernatural thing ring, where [[http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-folklore/do-you-dare-enter-fairy-ring-mythical-mushroom-portals-supernatural-003677 not-so-good things]] happen to those who step in it, so [[spoiler: Coraline using it to trap the hand was a very smart move on her part]]. Finally, [[spoiler:one of the dead children being revealed to have [[OurFairiesAreDifferent butterfly wings and a love of eating flowers]] suggests that the [[TheFairFolk Other Mother]] [[ImAHumanitarian doesn't just hunt human children]].]]
25th Feb '17 7:23:31 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: '''"GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK!"'''
14th Jan '17 7:56:21 AM ACW
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* GeniusBonus: The book is that much more enjoyable for those who know a bit about TheFairFolk in British folklore. The Other Mother is as likely as not one such folk, who would often kidnap and sometimes devour children. The portal between Coraline's regular world and the magical world where the Other Mother has power is one of many such gateways in folklore (which sometimes look like little doors). The stone with a hole in it that Coraline uses to find the other childrens' souls is significant because [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adder_stone adder stones]] are said to help see through fairy or witches' illusions (among ''many'' other uses, such as healing, warding off evil, finding things, etc). The mushrooms surrounding the old well is a fairy ring; another supernatural thing where [[http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-folklore/do-you-dare-enter-fairy-ring-mythical-mushroom-portals-supernatural-003677 not-so-good things]] happen to those who step in it, so [[spoiler: Coraline using it to trap the hand was a very smart move on her part]]. Finally, [[spoiler:one of the dead children being revealed to have [[OurFairiesAreDifferent butterfly wings and a love of eating flowers]] suggests that the [[TheFairFolk Other Mother]] [[{{Cannibal}} doesn't just hunt human children]].]]

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* GeniusBonus: The book is that much more enjoyable for those who know a bit about TheFairFolk in British folklore. The Other Mother is as likely as not one such folk, who would often kidnap and sometimes devour children. The portal between Coraline's regular world and the magical world where the Other Mother has power is one of many such gateways in folklore (which sometimes look like little doors). The stone with a hole in it that Coraline uses to find the other childrens' souls is significant because [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adder_stone adder stones]] are said to help see through fairy or witches' illusions (among ''many'' other uses, such as healing, warding off evil, finding things, etc). The mushrooms surrounding the old well is a fairy ring; another supernatural thing where [[http://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-folklore/do-you-dare-enter-fairy-ring-mythical-mushroom-portals-supernatural-003677 not-so-good things]] happen to those who step in it, so [[spoiler: Coraline using it to trap the hand was a very smart move on her part]]. Finally, [[spoiler:one of the dead children being revealed to have [[OurFairiesAreDifferent butterfly wings and a love of eating flowers]] suggests that the [[TheFairFolk Other Mother]] [[{{Cannibal}} [[ImAHumanitarian doesn't just hunt human children]].]]
20th Nov '16 6:01:42 PM Antwan
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* ParanoiaFuel: Be afraid of buttons. Be VERY afraid.
** One of the quotes from reviews on the back cover of the book says, ''"You'll never look at buttons the same way again."'' The quote was from Creator/TerryPratchett.



* ParanoiaFuel: Be afraid of buttons. Be VERY afraid.
** One of the quotes from reviews on the back cover of the book says, ''"You'll never look at buttons the same way again."'' The quote was from Creator/TerryPratchett.



* HellIsThatNoise:''' "GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK!" '''

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* HellIsThatNoise:''' "GIVE HellIsThatNoise: '''"GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK! GIVE IT BACK!" '''BACK!"'''



--->'''Coraline''': "[[VideoGame/{{Antichamber}} Huh? How can you walk away from something and still come back to it?]]"
** A retroactive one, KeithDavid before this movie didn't believe in [[Film/TheThing1982 Voodoo Bullshit]], and in this he's playing a cat fighting a witch.

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--->'''Coraline''': "[[VideoGame/{{Antichamber}} [[VideoGame/{{Antichamber}} Huh? How can you walk away from something and still come back to it?]]"
it?]]
** A retroactive one, KeithDavid Creator/KeithDavid before this movie didn't believe in [[Film/TheThing1982 Voodoo Bullshit]], and in this he's playing a cat fighting a witch.



* JerkassWoobie: Coraline.

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* JerkassWoobie: Coraline. She's definitely justified in feeling neglected, but she really acts like a spoiled brat about it. The most glaring example would be how she gets into a huff over not getting a pair of gloves.



* MisaimedMarketing: During the TV broadcast of the movie they aired an advertisement for [[{{Toys/Lalaloopsy}} a brand of dolls]] that have [[NightmareFuel buttons for eyes]]. They also made real-life replicas of the "Little Me" doll, which would be a horrible gift to anyone scared of this film.

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* MisaimedMarketing: During the TV broadcast of the movie they aired an advertisement for [[{{Toys/Lalaloopsy}} [[Toys/{{Lalaloopsy}} a brand of dolls]] that have [[NightmareFuel buttons for eyes]]. They also made real-life replicas of the "Little Me" doll, which would be a horrible gift to anyone scared of this film.



* UncannyValley: Done on purpose. Those eyes...

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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Done on purpose. Those eyes...
31st Oct '16 4:45:56 PM SorPepita
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* ParanoiaFuel: The doll. Think about it. A foreign object that transforms and moves around your house when you're not looking. And it turns out to be [[spoiler:the Other Mother's spy]]. Which implies [[spoiler:the other mother]] can see through buttons. Sleep tight. Button-eyed dolls and "made like me" dolls will seem scary after watching it.

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* ParanoiaFuel: The doll. Think about it. A foreign object that transforms and moves around your house when you're not looking. And it turns out to be [[spoiler:the Other Mother's spy]]. Which implies [[spoiler:the other mother]] Other Mother]] can see through buttons. Sleep tight. Button-eyed dolls and "made like me" dolls will seem scary after watching it.



** Many people who saw the movie in it's initial release were not impressed because ''they didn't''!

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** Many people who saw the movie in it's its initial release were not impressed because ''they didn't''!



* TheWoobie: Coraline, [[spoiler:the ghost children, other father, other Wybie, and arguably the real Wybie.]]

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* TheWoobie: Coraline, [[spoiler:the ghost children, other father, other Other Father, Other Wybie, and arguably the real Wybie.]]
31st Oct '16 4:42:13 PM SorPepita
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** A retroactive one, KeithDavid before this movie, didn't believe in [[Film/TheThing1982 Voodoo Bullshit]] and in this he's playing a cat fighting a witch.

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** A retroactive one, KeithDavid before this movie, movie didn't believe in [[Film/TheThing1982 Voodoo Bullshit]] Bullshit]], and in this he's playing a cat fighting a witch.
31st Oct '16 4:40:32 PM SorPepita
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** Knowing that the movie was originally planned as a musical with songs by TheyMightBeGiants, it's probably fair to say that a good number of these were averted. The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxz7IDa65HQ "Careful What You Pack"]] (which eventually wound up on Their 2007 album The Else) was originally written for this movie, and ''damn'' but it's catchy.

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** Knowing that the movie was originally planned as a musical with songs by TheyMightBeGiants, it's probably fair to say that a good number of these were averted. The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxz7IDa65HQ "Careful What You Pack"]] (which eventually wound up on Their their 2007 album The Else) was originally written for this movie, and ''damn'' but it's catchy.
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