History YMMV / Coraline

17th Apr '18 7:06:07 AM BunnyStar
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Wybie. Some of Coraline's character development is changed or removed completely in order to focus on him. [[spoiler: Most notably, he comes to Coraline's rescue at the last minute in the ending; in the book, Coraline didn't ''need'' saving, because she was setting a trap the entire time.]] Others however, [[ApprovalOfGod including Neil Gaiman]] find that he was a necessary character in order to make the narrative more fluid and to give Coraline someone to talk to.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Wybie. Some of Coraline's character development CharacterDevelopment is changed or removed completely in order to focus on him. [[spoiler: Most notably, he comes to Coraline's rescue at the last minute in the ending; in the book, Coraline didn't ''need'' saving, because she was setting a trap the entire time.]] Others however, [[ApprovalOfGod including Neil Gaiman]] find that he was a necessary character in order to make the narrative more fluid and to give Coraline someone to talk to.
5th Apr '18 6:04:00 PM nombretomado
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** The first time we see Coraline's mother (the real one), she's in a jumper with a bob haircut and her laptop casts a bluish glow all over her, making her look like [[Film/InsideOut Sadness.]]

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** The first time we see Coraline's mother (the real one), she's in a jumper with a bob haircut and her laptop casts a bluish glow all over her, making her look like [[Film/InsideOut [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Sadness.]]
31st Mar '18 8:38:31 AM dsneybuf
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* GirlShowGhetto: Defied: Despite a girl having her name in the title, and remaining the focus of the advertisements, the movie still recouped its budget.
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18th Mar '18 5:21:35 PM nombretomado
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* EarWorm: TheyMightBeGiants spend some time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRPS3XlRYLk&feature=PlayList&p=DCD67CE98D531DCE&index=10 makin' up a song about Coraline...]]
** 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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* EarWorm: TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants spend some time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRPS3XlRYLk&feature=PlayList&p=DCD67CE98D531DCE&index=10 makin' up a song about Coraline...]]
** Knowing that the movie was originally planned as a musical with songs by TheyMightBeGiants, Music/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.
19th Feb '18 5:38:40 PM Cheeyev
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The]] [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Beldam]]]], otherwise known as the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch sinister temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes [[spoiler:the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in]]), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother [[spoiler:kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes]]. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug in the book, and a pumpkin in the movie. It doesn't help that in the book, the Other Mother also claims that [[spoiler:she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]]]. Once Coraline [[spoiler:wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches.]] In the film, she also forces [[spoiler:the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the Other Wybie after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. Throughout both works, despite her claims of how much she loves the children she lures into her trap, it's clear that she sees them as nothing more than toys that she disposes of after she's bored with them. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The]] [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Beldam]]]], otherwise known as the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch sinister temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes [[spoiler:the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in]]), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother [[spoiler:kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes]]. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug in the book, and a pumpkin in the movie. It doesn't help that in the book, the Other Mother also claims that [[spoiler:she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]]]. Once Coraline [[spoiler:wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches.]] In the film, she also forces [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the Other Wybie after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]].escape]]]]. Throughout both works, despite her claims of how much she loves the children she lures into her trap, it's clear that she sees them as nothing more than toys that she disposes of after she's bored with them. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].
19th Feb '18 5:33:48 PM Cheeyev
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The]] [[EldritchAbomination Beldam]], or the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch sinister temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The Other Mother also claims she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. Once Coraline wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. In the film, she also forces the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. Throughout both works, despite her claims of how much she loves the children she lures into her trap, it's clear that she sees them as nothing more than toys that she disposes of after she's bored with them. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The]] [[EldritchAbomination Beldam]], or [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination Beldam]]]], otherwise known as the [[FauxAffablyEvil Other Mother]], from both the book and [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} movie]], is a [[WickedWitch sinister temptress]] who [[BitchInSheepsClothing lures children into her otherworldly lair with the promise of a better life]]. The Other Mother spoils them and subtly draws them more and more into the world, eventually convincing them to [[EyeScream sew buttons onto their eyes]] to stay in her realm forever. Once they do, however, she [[WouldHurtAChild murders them]] and [[AndIMustScream locks away their souls]] so as to replenish her energy. She has repeated the process with three children (in the movie, this includes the [[spoiler:the sister of the owner of the apartment the gateway between worlds is in), in]]), and tries to do the same to the titular Coraline. Upon her defiance, the Other Mother kidnaps [[spoiler:kidnaps her parents and forces her into a horrifying game of finding the dead children's eyes. eyes]]. She also casually [[BadBoss disfigures her own servants]] when they resist her, turning the Other Father into an abominated slug. The slug in the book, and a pumpkin in the movie. It doesn't help that in the book, the Other Mother also claims she that [[spoiler:she [[SelfMadeOrphan killed her own mother, as well]]. well]]]]. Once Coraline wins [[spoiler:wins the eyes, the Other Mother still attempts to catch her, and sends her severed hand into the real world to pursue Coraline once she escapes her clutches. clutches.]] In the film, she also forces the [[spoiler:the [[ApologeticAttacker Other Father]] into attacking his "daughter," and she murders the [[spoiler:Other Wybie]] Other Wybie after [[HeelFaceTurn he had helped Coraline escape]]. Throughout both works, despite her claims of how much she loves the children she lures into her trap, it's clear that she sees them as nothing more than toys that she disposes of after she's bored with them. The Other Mother is one of the most twisted villains in children's literature and stands as a prime example of [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor being careful what you wish for]].



*** Coraline's hat has gained quite a following too.



** Coraline's hat has gained quite a following too.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The game released for the [=PS2=] and Wii does a decent job of recreating the Pink Palace, but is otherwise filled with dull mini-games. Enemies inexplicably inhabit the Other World ''before'' its sinister nature is revealed, and the voice acting is wooden. Even the film's soundtrack is replaced by a generic spooky fare.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The While the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS DS]] game mostly [[Main/AvertedTrope averts]] this, the game released for the [=PS2=] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] and Wii [[UsefulNotes/NintendoWii Wii]] plays it straight. It does a decent job of recreating the Pink Palace, but is otherwise filled with dull mini-games. mini-games (including but not limited to: pressing specific buttons and/or doing motion controls in order, using your slingshot to hit targets, finding various objects in a map, and more), and you also have to sit through an unskippable cutscene where Coraline cheers herself on or looks disappointed after you win or lose any of them. While it's only a few seconds long, considering that you play the mini-games more often than you wander around the Pink Palace, it gets pretty tedious fast. Enemies inexplicably inhabit the Other World ''before'' its sinister nature is revealed, and the voice acting acting, with only a handful of actors being retained from the movie (like Dakota Fanning, Keith Davids and Robert Bailey Jr) and with the others trying to be as accurate to the voices from the movie, is mostly wooden. Even entire parts were cut out, such as [[spoiler:Coraline meeting the Ghost children, Coraline saving her parents and stopping the Beldam from getting the Black Key]]. In addition, the film's soundtrack for both versions is replaced by a generic spooky fare.fare, although the latter got the better end of it with an orchestrated soundtrack. Also, inexplicably in both games, [[spoiler:[[Main/ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Other Father doesn't deteriorate into his pumpkin-like form when you go to obtain the eye from him.]]]] [[WebOriginal/PositivelyDreadful Positively Dreadful]] [[https://youtu.be/jeHqKlgdU3w did a review on the game as well.]]



** Done on purpose. Those eyes...

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** Done on purpose. Those eyes... or rather, buttons for eyes...



** When Coraline is searching for the lost children's souls, and she goes into Bobinsky's apartment, Bobinsky is seen dashing around in the background. Anytime you see him, particularly as he's winding around the rafters, it seems like he doesn't have bones. The effect is ''profoundly'' unsettling.

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** When Coraline is searching for the lost children's souls, and she goes into Bobinsky's apartment, Bobinsky is seen dashing around in the background. Anytime you see him, particularly as he's winding around the rafters, it seems like he doesn't have bones.bones, [[spoiler:which is the case as he's made entirely out of rats]]. The effect is ''profoundly'' unsettling.
18th Feb '18 10:53:25 AM nombretomado
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The game released for the PS2 and Wii does a decent job of recreating the Pink Palace, but is otherwise filled with dull mini-games. Enemies inexplicably inhabit the Other World ''before'' its sinister nature is revealed, and the voice acting is wooden. Even the film's soundtrack is replaced by a generic spooky fare.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The game released for the PS2 [=PS2=] and Wii does a decent job of recreating the Pink Palace, but is otherwise filled with dull mini-games. Enemies inexplicably inhabit the Other World ''before'' its sinister nature is revealed, and the voice acting is wooden. Even the film's soundtrack is replaced by a generic spooky fare.
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