Knitting Coraline

Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion 3-D horror-fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and directed by Henry Selick, it was released widely in US theaters on February 6, 2009, after a world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival.

When you realize Coraline is stop motion animation and with that comes a long process for creating each puppet in the film. and beyond that, someone has to outfit them! Would you believe one woman knitted all of Coraline's sweaters and gloves?

This is an amazing film, that took many, many true artists to craft this story together. Below are several videos of artisans.

Althea Crome the knitter of Coraline’s sweaters and gloves.


Suzanne Moulton head of the hair department


An idea of what it took to make the world of Coraline


  1. Gosh, I haven't seen Coraline...it looks like I'll have to go find out where I can get a copy of the video! So much knitting for such a little puppet! It looks like fun, really!

  2. I haven't seen Coraline either but those sweaters are amazing!

  3. Oh my gosh! That is incredible! I know my old eyes couldn't see those tiny details. Beautiful work.


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