Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Coraline

Big secrets wait behind that small door in the wall welcome to Ms. Mojo and today We’ll be counting down our picks for the top ten things you never knew about Coraline Before we begin we publish new content every day So be sure to subscribe to our channel and ring the bell to get notified about our latest videos For this list we’re taking a look at interesting trivia regarding this 2009 stop-motion animated film Number 10, there’s a Chernobyl reference, and I am the amazing bobinsky Sergei Alexander bobinsky is one of the strangest characters in the film, which is saying a lot. Call me mr. B corolines upstairs neighbor is something of a mystery although you can piece his puzzling past together based on his appearance mr. B wears a medal that reads 4A3C which indicates Chernobyl sky nuclear power plant the text additionally states participant in the cleanup campaign. This particular medal was awarded to individuals who helped deal with the fallout of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster The radiation from this disaster might explain why Mr. B has blue skin not to mention why his personality is so eccentric the mice asked me to give you message It goes to show how the littlest details can tell a character’s whole back story. Number 9 The movers are based on two real people The two men that help Coraline’s family move into the Pink Palace had a much greater impact than you might have realized Their van reads ranft brothers moving company which is a reference to Jeremy Ranft and Jo Ranft the movers are even modeled after these real-life brothers who worked with director Henry Selick on The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach Joe’s life was tragically cut short when he died in a car accident in 2005 Selleck described Joe as the story giant of our generation and Tim Burton’s corpse bride was even dedicated to his memory Jeremy meanwhile works as a character sculptor and voice actor at Pixar. Number 8 Laika auctioned off all their puppets in 2015 from Coraline to ParaNorman and the boxtrolls laika has dished out one stop-motion success after another in 2015 one year before the release of Kubo and the two strings the Production company auctioned off the puppets set and props from the first three feature films Coraline’s evil other mother was a top seller going for just above $50,000 another other mother puppet sold for over $25,000 while a blue star sweater, Coraline went for almost $24,000 overall the collection brought in over 1 million dollars a portion of which was donated to the Art of Elysium a charity that Encourages artists and communities in need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art number 7 time and materials whether it’s 2d, or 3d Animation is always a lengthy arduous process you have to be especially patient when it comes to stop-motion though Coraline took 18 months to shoot and that’s not even including the two years that went into pre-production To create a single puppet a team of 10 people worked for 3 to 4 months it’s not like there’s just one puppet per character either for the film’s titular heroine the Filmmakers had to create 28 different puppets of various sizes although the one that was primarily used stood at nine and a half inches Plus over 130 sets were constructed across 52 stages spanning 183 thousand square feet which broke a record for a stop-motion animated feature number 6 the shopping scene was almost cut The scene where Coraline and her mother go uniform shopping stands out as one of the few moments that take place outside of the Pink Palace because of this the producers originally wanted it scrapped from the final product But Selleck fought to keep the scene in while it had already been established that Coraline and her mother have a somewhat strenuous dynamic Selleck felt the scene added something extra to their relationship put them back My other mother would get them It’s also one of the final moments the two shared together before Cora lines parents Go missing furthermore the scene has a nice payoff later on when Coralines mom buys her daughter the glove she wanted demonstrating the loving bond between them number 5 Where did that ketchup stain come from? While the shopping sequence ultimately made it in another notable scene ended up on the cutting room floor When Coraline is finally reunited with her real parents the family spent some quality time together as Coralines father plays with his daughters Octopus it’s easy to overlook the ketchup stain on his shirt the stain has given no explanation in the finished film Although a deleted moment offers us an idea. It’s briefly mentioned that the family had pizza for dinner, which means mr. Jones must have spilt a little tomato sauce either that or he helped himself to a mustard ketchup salsa rap Number four real-world sets were designed to be flat You know how the Wizard of Oz starts off in a sepia tone, but transitions to Technicolor when Dorothy opens the door to Munchkinland Coraline did something similar to create a contrast between the real world and the other world the production team purposely made coralines round flat and depressing when Coraline travels through the small door however were thrust into a seemingly more inviting world full of color and wonder This is especially apparent when you watch the film in 3d Putting an even greater emphasis on the other worlds. I popping visuals the shift made it clear that Coraline wasn’t in Kansas anymore, though She comes to learn that there’s no place like home number three Wybie never appeared in the book Coraline is based on a 2002 children’s novella by Neil Gaiman as with virtually any adaptation the film made a few changes From its source material in the book the entrance to the other world is large and wooden here It’s shrunken down to the size of that door from being John Malkovich the filmmakers also added several Elements such as the ragdoll the other mother creates to spy on Coraline Perhaps the most significant addition is wyborn Lovat who didn’t appear in the book But who the filmmakers felt Coraline could play off of to avoid having her talk to herself for much of the movie Let me guess you’re from Texas or Utah someplace dried out and barren right number two they might be giants wrote an unused soundtrack Bruno coulais x’ musical score played a key role in setting the film’s creepy yet whimsical tone initially though They might be giants were enlisted to work on the soundtrack for Coraline the alternative rock group wrote numerous songs But Selleck felt their music didn’t quite fit the tone He was going for while most of their songs were cut the other father’s piano solo was used in the finished film And member John Linnell even provides the character singing voice They Might Be Giants have expressed interest in releasing all the unused songs from Coraline As a matter of fact the song careful what you pack actually came from their work on the film? Before we get to our top pick here are a few honorable mentions He’s spied on our lives through the little dolls eyes Number one it was originally going to be live action While Dakota Fanning was attached to play Coraline pretty much from the beginning the film was going to be done in live-action Before like I entered the mix Selleck felt the project would work better as an animated feature Part of this had to do with the black cat which Selleck thought might come off as too gimmicky and scary in live-action When it was decided that the film would take the animated route Selleck had his heart set on utilizing stop-motion with CG animation dominating the market Stop-motion would get Coraline a distinctive look Fanning was excited by the idea of voicing an animated character and watching the finished film proved very rewarding for her It’s not just you know certain things that you know pop out at you it’s kind of the whole thing You feel like you’re kind of in it, and I really really like that Do you agree with our picks check out these other great clips from is mojo and subscribe for new videos every day

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