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Coraline (voice of Dakota Fanning) thinks she has found a place where all her dreams have come true when she opens a secret door she discovers in her new home. But the more time she spends in the magical world of this parallel universe, the more nightmarish it becomes.
Why Is Coraline Rated PG?
Coraline is rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, some language and suggestive humor.
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The fantastical world of Coraline is filled with eccentric characters, frightening scenes and moments of peril for the young heroine. A stuffed doll serves as a spy from another dimension. Coraline crawls through a secret door into this other world where the characters have button eyes and morph into grotesquely distorted figures. Dead pets are stuffed and displayed on shelves in their owners’ home. A cat catches and kills a rat. Mice run up and out of a person’s sleeve. A girl is thrown in a dungeon where ghost-like figures of children appear. Characters are chased by a spider-like claw, fall over the edge of a deep well, are hit by a motorcycle, and pretend to eat slugs. Adults are captured and imprisoned. Other characters morph into frightening, distorted versions of themselves. An amply endowed woman is seen wearing only tiny pasties on her bosom and a skimpy bikini bottom. An unclothed man drives a tractor-like contraption through a garden. A painting depicts partial nudity. The script contains infrequent terms of Deity and depictions of crude bodily functions.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Coraline.
Secret studies and hidden doors are the entry points into unknown worlds for other inquisitive children who discover these passages in the Chronicles of Narnia, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Spiderwick Chronicles. The film MirrorMask tells the tale of another young lady who becomes entangles in a parallel world. This movie is directed by Henry Selick, who also directed The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Coraline...
Release Date: 21 July 2009
Coraline enters the alternate universe of the home video market on DVD and Blu-ray. Both formats offer the theatrical 2D and 3D versions of the animation (along with some 3D glasses to use at home).
The DVD edition of Coraline provides audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), and subtitles in English, SDH, French and Spanish. The disc also comes with an audio commentary by Director Henry Selick and Composer Bruno Coulais.
The 2-Disc Blu-ray edition of Coraline has audio tracks in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1(English) and DTS 5.1 Surround (French and Spanish). Subtitles are available in English, SDH, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include:
- Deleted Scenes
- Audio Commentary (with Director Henry Selick and Composer Bruno Coulais)
- Featurettes (The Making of Coraline, Voicing the Character and Creepy Coraline)
- BD Live Features (My Scenes Sharing and The World According to Henry)
- Interactive D-Box
- U Control (Picture in Picture, Picture in Picture Animatic and Tours and Voice Sessions)