Coraline | 2009

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Main Plot

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.


  • Dakota Fanning's character in Coraline voices the protagonist, Coraline Jones, and brings her to life through her performance.
  • Teri Hatcher's character in Coraline is the voice of the Other Mother, who tries to trap Coraline in her world.
  • John Hodgman voices the character of The Other Father in Coraline, who initially appears friendly but later becomes sinister.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "Coraline," directed by Henry Selick, Coraline defeats the Other Mother by tricking her and freeing the trapped souls. She escapes back to her own world and finds her real parents, who have been rescued from the Other Mother's clutches. The house and the Other Mother disappear, and Coraline appreciates her own life and family more. She also befriends Wybie, and they both discover a bricked-up door, symbolizing the end of the Other Mother's reign.

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Henry Selick Dakota Fanning Teri Hatcher John Hodgman