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Welcome to the enchanted world of Coraline

After watching movies like Willie Wonka & The chocolate factory or Ratatouille, I felt disappointed that those worlds did not exist. It was all special effects and computer animation. Coraline, Henry Selick's 3D stop-motion movie about a girl who steps through a secret door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), wasn't like everything I had ever seen. First of all, it was the best stop-motion I had ever seen, although I really liked Nightmare before Christmas - which is also directed by Selick. The greatest part of the movie is that everything you see, is real. Everything you see, has been made by someone!

At its peak, the film involved the efforts of 450 people, including from 30 to 35 animators and digital designers, and more than 250 technicians and designers. One crew member, miniature knitter Althea Crome, was hired specifically to knit miniature sweaters and other clothing for the puppet characters, using knitting needles as thin as human hair.

Coraline was staged in a 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) warehouse in Oregon. The stage was divided into 50 lots, which played host to nearly 150 sets.[6] Among the sets were three miniature Victorian mansions, a 12.8 m apple orchard, and a model of Ashland, Oregon including tiny details such as banners for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival...

The film's creators used three 3D printing systems from Objet in the development and production of the film. Thousands of high-quality 3D models, ranging from facial expressions to doorknobs were printed in 3D using the Polyjet matrix systems, which enable the fast transformation of CAD (computer-aided design) drawings into high-quality 3D models. The characters of Coraline could potentially exhibit over 208,000 facial expressions.

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