Here are some of the intricate stop-motion models from 2009's animated movie Coraline, brought to the big screen by The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick and the talented animators at Laika.
Original stop-motion animation figure from Coraline
Photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 2010, the world of Coraline is painstakingly brought to life frame-by-frame by subtly manipulating the characters, sets and miniature props. There are twenty-four frames per second in a motion picture, and when all the frames are brought together sequentially the animated world comes to life.
Coraline movie poster
In the same way that a live-action movie has to be properly lit, and its stars clothed and coiffed, the same applies for stop-motion animation.
If you're a fan of stop-motion animation be sure to check out even more Coraline puppets on display, plus models from the cinematic version of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Ghost children stop-motion animation puppets from Coraline