The Hidden Meaning of the Movie “Coraline”


Coraline is a popular stop-motion movie released in 2009. While the film appears to be aimed at young people, Coraline’s imagery tells a hidden story: The programming of a mind control slave at the hands of a sadistic handler. We’ll look at the hidden meaning of the movie Coraline.

Warning: Gigantic spoilers ahead!

Coraline was the first animated movie released by Focus Pictures, the same company that later released 9, another animated movie with a dark underlying meaning (read the article about it here). However, unlike 9, Coraline received rave reviews and almost universal praise for its story and visuals. Part of the movie’s appeal is its simple, child-friendly premise interlaced with twisted imagery and psychological depth. And, for those who know about Mind Control symbolism, the movie goes even deeper: It symbolically depicts the process of programming of a mind control slave at the hands of a manipulative handler (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, read the article Origins and Techniques of Monarch Mind Control).

In fact, the very first scene of the movie is basically a “Mind Control 101” summation of the entire process. It shows a pair of creepy metallic hands transforming an old doll into a new one. If one examines this scene closely, “with eyes to see”, it symbolically (and creepily) depicts how MK slaves are taken, traumatized, and programmed by a handler–represented throughout the movie by a metallic hand.

A creepy hand (the symbol that will represent the handler throghout the movie) about to get to work on this doll (representing an MK slave).
The creepy hands of an unseen creep are about to get to work on this doll (which represents an MK slave).
Its clothes are removed...
Its clothes are removed using scissors (a reference to abuse?)
Hair ripped out (a form of trauma-inducing torture?)
Hair ripped out from its head (a form of trauma-inducing torture?)
Eyes ripped out (the main way of portraying a slave).
Eyes ripped out. As you might know by reading Vigilant Citizen, the removal of eyes is the main symbol representing MK programming.
The insides forcibly removed (representing the slave's core persona?)
The insides are forcibly removed (representing the removal of the slave’s core persona?)
It is then refilled by the handler and made to look like Coraline. The creation of the alter persona is symbolically complete.
The doll is then refilled by the handler and made to look like Coraline. The creation of the alter persona is symbolically complete.

The first scene of the movie sums up what will happen during the entire movie: The programming of a young girl by a sadistic handler. Before going into the details of the movie, let’s look at its general premise.

The Premise

Coraline is a little girl who moved into a new house with her parents. She is constantly bored and unhappy and her parents do not give her the attention she wants. While exploring her new house, Coraline finds a small door that leads to an alternate version of her reality where her parents are fun and attentive and where everything is magical and wonderful. In this sense, the premise of Coraline is similar to stories such as The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Labyrinth. All of these movies, including Coraline, follow the same basic blueprint: 1) The protagonist is a young girl that is curious, fearless, resourceful, and not afraid to speak her mind; 2) She is bored with her life and wishes for fun and adventure; 3) She magically enters a world that is strange, but wonderful; 4) She gets “hooked” into the alternate world and doesn’t want to go back to reality.

For this reason, these stories are used as programming tools in actual Mind Control sessions. These storylines encourage slaves who are being tortured to escape the trauma by dissociating from reality and entering an alternate reality (programmed by the handler). By doing so, the brain “disconnects” from the body and the sensation of pain disappears. While watching The Wizard of Oz, slaves are told to “go over the rainbow” and while watching Alice in Wonderland, they must “walk through the looking glass”. Coraline follows a similar script as the protagonist goes through a small door to access the “wonderful” alternate reality. This world is everything Coraline wishes for, but there is one small hiccup: It is fake, created by a sadistic handler to manipulate her. Let’s look at the movie’s protagonist.


Coraline is voiced by Dakota Fanning, a child star (she was about 15 years old when working on Coraline) who has appeared in other MK-themed movies (see my article on Hide and Seek). The character appears to have a “magical” side. At the beginning of the movie she is shown practicing the ancient occult activity of dowsing or “water witching”.
Coraline looking for a secret well using her dowsing rod.
Coraline looking for a secret well using her dowsing rod. Because of this, her friend Wybie will call her a “water witch”.
 A water witch or dowser, redrawn from a sixteenth-century woodcut.

A water witch or dowser, redrawn from a sixteenth-century woodcut.

Later in the movie, Coraline’s father calls her a “twitchy, witchy girl” while singing to her. Throughout the movie, magical, supernatural things happen around her. However, we later discover that these things are traps meant to lead Coraline to her handler. All of these scenes allude to the witchcraft aspect involved in MK programming.

At one point, Wybie gives Coraline a strange gift: A doll that looks just like her.

In MK symbolism, dolls represent the slave's alter persona. Coraline will call this doll "Little Me".
In MK symbolism, dolls represent the slave’s alter persona. Coraline will call this doll “Little Me”.

Coraline brings this dolls everywhere she goes. However, sometimes, the doll appears to lure Coraline to places where her handler wants her to go: The alternate world or, in MK terms, dissociation.

Coraline is "magically" lead to find a little locked door in her house. When her mother unlocks it, the door leads nowhere.
Coraline finds a small locked door in her house. When her mother unlocks it, the door leads nowhere.
However, at night, Coraline is "magically" lead back to the door and she finds out that it leads to a whole other world.
However, at night, Coraline is “magically” lead back to the door and she finds out that it leads to an alternate reality.

The Other World

When Coraline goes through the door, she enters back into her house – but everything is slightly different.

Coraline finds her "other mother" who is warmer, more attentionate and a better cook than her real mother. Also, she has buttons instead of eyes.
Coraline finds her “Other Mother” who is warmer, more attentive and a better cook than her real mother. Also, she has buttons instead of eyes. The symbolism of buttons instead of eyes is extremely important in this movie: it illustrates that the characters in the alternate world are puppets fabricated by the handler. It is later revealed that the Other Mother is the handler in disguise.

Everything in the Other World is tailor-made to charm Coraline and to fulfill her needs (which are the needs of all children): Receiving attention from parents, having fun and discovering wonderful things. The handler, therefore, knows exactly which “buttons to push” to get a positive response from Coraline. Knowing that Coraline is upset with the disgusting food of her real parents, the Other Mother projects the warm and comforting sight of a mother preparing a home cooked meal for her family.

In the Other World, Coraline's father created an entire garden that looks like Coraline's face when seen from above. This is another way to win over Coraline, by tapping in children's need of being the center of the world.
In the Other World, Coraline’s father created an entire garden that looks like Coraline’s face when seen from above. This is another way to win over Coraline, by tapping in children’s need of being the center of the world. Everything is made especially for her and everything is made to make her feel special.

As expected, Coraline realizes that she likes it better in the Other World. But things get creepy very quickly. While, at first, the movie caters to everything children like, it then turns to everything that scares children (many parents reported that this seemingly child-friendly movie terrified their children and gave them nightmares).

The Other Mother asks Coraline to stay with her forever. To do so, however, Coraline must let the Other Mother sew buttons over her eyes.

Coraline's other parents proposing her to sow buttons on her face. This creepy request represents a slave permanently escaping reality through dissociation, effectively causing them to lose their very soul. Notice the two horned (Baphomet-like) heads in the background. They are prominently lighted to emphasize the black magic/occult transformation of the MK process.
Coraline’s other parents proposing her to sew buttons on her face. Notice the two-horned (Baphomet-like) heads in the background. They are prominently lit to emphasize the black magic/occult transformation of the MK process happening in the alternate world. These horned heads are not there in the kitchen of the real world.

The Other Parents ominously call Coraline “our little doll” and tell her that “soon you will see things our way”. Sewing buttons onto her eyes means that she would permanently become the handler’s puppet, who would then, as the movie states, “devour her soul”. In MK terms, she would lose control of her core persona by staying stuck in the dissociative world created by her handler (the equivalent of devouring her soul).

The concept of eyes (and the lack thereof) is extremely important in this movie, as it is in actual MK Programming symbolism. While the occult elite represents itself with the All-Seeing Eye, Mind Control is represented by removing eyes – causing the slave to lose sight of reality.

A creepy poster of the movie featuring an All-Seeing Eye inside a triangle.
A creepy poster of the movie featuring an All-Seeing Eye inside a triangle.

When Coraline refuses the button deal, the Other Mother gets angry and we see her true form.

The illusion of the other world is broken. Coraline sees the true form of the other mother, a skeletical spider-like horror. When MK slaves give in to dissociation, the "relief" it caused at first turn into a nightmare.
The illusion of the Other World is broken. Coraline sees the true form of the other mother, a skeletal spider-like monstrosity. When MK slaves give in to dissociation, the “relief” it causes at first quickly turns into a nightmare.
Coraline is then locked in a room where she finds the ghosts of other kids who became her slaves. Here, they are hidding one eye and ask Coraline to find their eyes.
Coraline is then locked in a room where she finds the ghosts of other kids who became the handler’s slaves. In this scene, the ghosts are hiding one eye while asking Coraline to find their eyes, the only way their souls will be freed.
To find the ghost's missing eyes, Coraline must use a symbolic tool: A triangle with a hole in it. Is this a nod to the All-Seeing in triangle?
To find the children ghosts’ missing eyes, Coraline must use a symbolic tool: A triangle with a hole in it. Is this a nod to the All-Seeing in a triangle?

The three ghosts call the Other Mother “Beldam”, which means “ugly, evil-looking old woman”. The word also resembles the term Grand Dame, the title given to important women in the Illuminati mind control system.

“An Illuminati Grande Dame will assist the programmers to insure that the proper script is given to the child and that a psychotic break doesn’t occur causing the victim to lose their mind.”
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

Not so coincidentally, the Beldam in Coraline basically plays the role of a Grand Dame in mind control programming.

“A close loving bond is needed between a child and the initial abuser so that a clean split is created when the initial mind-splitting trauma is carried out. The clean split occurs when the child is confronted with two irreconcilable opposing viewpoints of someone who is important to them. The child can’t reconcile the two extremely opposite views of the same person, one being a loving caretaker, and the other being the worst kind of abuser. The person the child trusted the most is the person the child fears the most. Some professional therapists have come to realize that this is how the core is split.”
– Ibid.

In Monarch Mind Control, the Grand Dame is one of the three people that assist in the programming of young slaves. Like in Coraline, the Grand Dame is somewhat of a (twisted) mother figure.

“As a child of the Illuminati progressed through its programming, three people had oversight over its programming: its Grande Mother, its Grande Dame, and the Programmer.”
– Ibid.

Throughout the movie, Coraline is told that there is “only one key” that can open and lock the door to the alternate world – and the Beldam desperately wants it. This key represents access to Coraline’s psyche. Either Coraline has control of it or the Beldam does. For this reason, there is “only one key”.

In her quest for freedom, Coraline is not alone. She is helped by a strange character.

The Black Cat

The nameless black cat become Coraline's guide and mentor throughout her journey...or is he leading her straight to programming?
A nameless black cat becomes Coraline’s guide and mentor throughout her journey.

The black cat first appears to Coraline while she’s “water witching” at the beginning of the movie. In European folklore, black cats were believed to be witches’ “familiars”- spirits who aid and protect them while they accomplish their magical work. In Coraline, the black cat basically plays the same role and becomes vital to her succeeding.

While the cat appeared to Coraline in the real world, he also appears in the Other World  – and with no buttons on his eyes. Furthermore, when in the Other World, the cat can speak with her. The cat also seems to know a lot about the Beldam and the world she created.

In this scene, the black cat shows Coraline how the Other World is a fake construct created by the Beldam to lure Coraline. In MK terms, it is the dissociative world created by the handlers.
In this scene, the black cat shows Coraline how the Other World is a fake construct created by the Beldam to lure Coraline. In MK terms, the black cat is showing Coraline the confines of the dissociative world.

While the black cat appears to be of great help, he also tends to lead Coraline into Beldam’s traps.

In this scene, the Black Cat leads Coraline back to the portal to the Other World.
In this scene, the Black Cat leads Coraline back to the portal to the Other World, causing her to dissociate again.

So is the black cat helping or manipulating Coraline? The very end of the movie might provide an answer.

After some adventuring, Coraline saves the ghosts by finding their eyes and destroying Beldam’s constructed world. She then throws the key to the Other World (which represents her psyche) down the magical well she found while water-witching. Coraline then happily goes back to her real world and tries to make the best of real life. Her family organizes a party in their garden – the same garden that was made to look like Coraline in the Other World. As the view of the garden pans out, observant viewers might realize something odd.

The garden is shaped like the face of Beldam.
The garden is shaped like the face of Beldam.

While many viewers probably did not notice this almost-subliminal tidbit, it has a heavy meaning. It represents the Beldam imprinting Coraline’s forever – even if she was apparently defeated.

In fact, was the Beldam truly defeated? Was Coraline actually manipulated by the cat? Was throwing the key to her psyche down that well a good move? Can the Beldam now “trigger” Coraline back into her world whenever she needs to? Like in other MK-themed movies (such as Labyrinth), while the final scene of the movie appears to be a celebration, the celebration is dampened by creepy little details that hint that all might not be “well and good”.

Right after, the movie ends with the black cat magically disappearing behind a pole. Is his job as a programmer complete?
The movie ends with the black cat magically disappearing behind a pole.

Does the cat magically disappear because his job as a guide is complete? Or his job as a programmer is complete? It’s not clear.

In Conclusion

While, at first glance, Coraline appears to be a cautionary tale about appreciating what you’ve got and not falling for things that are too good to be true, the movie’s dark and twisted imagery hints to deeper concepts. As proved by the number of screenshots used in this article, the movie contains a wealth of subtle symbols that tell their own story, one that is laced with occultism and the dark process of Monarch mind control.

The entire movie is based on the symbolism of a menacing hand (representing the handler) manipulating a young girl, luring her into a world created to appeal to her psyche. When Coraline escapes (dissociates) to the Other World, the concept of buttons replacing eyes represent the illusory nature of this world and the blindness of those trapped in it. In the end, Coraline appears to vanquish her foe but, as subtle symbolism suggests, she might have simply done exactly what was expected from her all along.

This movie, which features visuals based on the comforting feel of arts and crafts, nevertheless alludes to mind control, the most sadistic practice known to man. In short, it is deception at its finest. As it is the case with many other works in mass media, Coraline‘s hidden meaning can only be understood by those who have “eyes to see”. Unfortunately, most people still have buttons.

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And what of the white balloons in the garden at the end? Is this a symbol of sexual abuse victims?… Notice the Monarch butterfly magnet on the refrigerator in the kitchen? Just watch the way the "Other Mother" makes the "Corna" devil hand sign as she touches Coraline's nose and says…"Soon you'll see things OUR way"… The imagery of the "Other Father" as a puppet being "played?" Note the pinecone / pineapple motif of the Newel caps on the stair railing… This is yet another reference to the Illuminati / Masonic magick & ritual that is prevalent throughout this and many other films. Remember, NOTHING in this or any movie is random. Sets, animation and everything are designed with intent and purpose. That purpose is to serve a visual and PSYCHOLOGICAL purpose. Even things in the background that we are meant to believe are inconsequential and random are indeed Neither.… Read more »

Don’t confuse “Masonic” with “satanic”, as the two are NOT synonymous. Educate yourself before you make erroneous and slanderous claims.

masonic is the brotherhood of satan….of course only the highest levels know….sounds like you are at the lower levels

@Christian. There’s no confusion.Masonic is ALSO satanic.It’s ALL evil.

What an idiot. Almost no movies are made to suggest anything to us. They are made for entertainment. Hence why it’s called the ENTERTAINMENT industry. Look at the entire horror movie genre. When you can give me a reasonable theory that supports the fact that Paranormal Activity, one of the dumbest series ever, is trying to indoctrinate me, maybe I’ll be interested. But probably not, because you’re clearly good at pulling things out of your ass.

You are obviously one of the very many people that has buttons as eyes…..smh has a lot of meaning to it. Go study about what this world is really about…or don’t.

Look up subliminal messaging. Your answers lye there.

Coraline is basically a book and as most books, it obviously has a meaning, a symbolism, something to teach. Rare are the books which are written “just for entertainment”, even Harry Potter… Coraline is definately not one of this dumb blockbuster created just to entertain and give sensations to the public in order to transform it in some stupid mass. You must be dead inside to not just FEEL while watching it, that Coraline really tells something deep, brings a huge symbolism. Everyone I know (kids, adults) who have seen this movie feel weird after watching it, like it says something to them that they can’t really catch and freaks them out. It speaks directly to our subconscious.

Hi Nana, I read your comment from not too long ago, and because I’ve always wanted to share the wisdom and inspiration I find in the story or Coraline, I’ll go ahead and post it here. You see, Coraline is a more perfectionist allegory to the Matrix. Here instead of taking the red pill or the blue pill, the protagonist chooses whether or not to have buttons sewn on her eyes. It’s interesting to imagine however, whether (other) Wybie or her father, or any of her neighbors were ever in the same situation, considering that they’re all seen in both worlds. Well, that’s actually an overly-complicated hypothetical, since the reason Coraline is the heroine of the story is because she has a strong likeness to a virgin (yes, of course she is a virgin physically, but it’s important to understand that her ultimate value is derived from spiritual_virginity), and as… Read more »

@Siraa wrote,” Almost no movies are made to suggest anything to us. They are made for entertainment. Hence why it’s called the ENTERTAINMENT industry.” That quote is so incredibly foolish,it’s almost like Siraa is being sarcastic.However I have a feeling that person really believes this and there are others who feel the same as Siraa.There is no way the sinister people the Vigilant Citizen writes about don’t laugh at how insanely gullible the majority of the masses are.It’s no wonder why they’ve been far more bold with their Illuminati symbols and other sinister things in movies,music videos,music lyrics,commercials,magazines and etc.recently.They know even when most of the masses are made aware of these things,they will still say,”oh please it’s just a coincidence”,”stop reading so much into things “,”it’s just entertainment.There’s absolutely no agenda”. Lol

Exactly, the darn movie is a splending work of art. While talking fish seem particularly normal…..well that is pretty magic related to….

What if it’s people like Siraa here who are trying to throw us off the track by insisting that everything is a coincidence? I would rather not believe that anyone could singularly be this ignorant.

If I were not good at it, I would be a terrible magician.

I agree with you

You have clearly closed your eyes to things you might be aware of had you done your homework on Monarch. You don’t know a damn thing and are talking as though you were an expert.. If you disagree then fine, but ridiculing is the lowest method of debate– and the easiest.
Hey, have fun as you sleep your way through life. However, if you or anyone else is the least bit curious– too much to hope for I know– but you might want to do a search on the Monarch Project and research just what is going on behind the scenes at what you call “entertainment”.
But that would require you to 1) read and 2) think– two things of which you clearly are not capable.
“Almost no movies are made to suggest anything to us.”< — talk about pulling things out of your ass

Don't forget that the Beldams hand was thrown down the well with the key. Does that mean that she still holds the key to Coralines psyche, or at least have a grasp on it?

You are the only one who noticed it!!!!!! That makes me feel that the ending is just confirming it. That's the reason why the movie is too MK.

I noticed it too!! Wondering if anyone else had, it bothered me because I didn’t know if that was a simple mistake in the movie or purposely made to add suspicion

This bothered me so much! I was thinking that she will always be with the key… so is Coraline truly safe?

Coraline threw the key down the well. I believe the well to be the MAIN portal to the other world. So Coraline is safe although Beldam received the key because she is roughly 150 years old she would deteriorate of her old age. So as long as she doesn’t go to the other world again,Coraline is safe.

I’m going to go with an alternate, shorter synopsis. The movie is a simple metaphor suggesting we try to be content with what we have. In constantly striving to get what we want, we inevitably are dissatisfied.

Agree. Though I don’t doubt mind control exists… How did the cat coerce her to go to the other world? He was clearly against it.

@Jane wrote,”How did the cat coerce her to go to the other world? He was clearly against it.” All I can do other than laugh at the gullibility is pray that you and all the other sleep people wake up one day before it’s too late for you guys.

@John wrote,”I’m going to go with an alternate, shorter synopsis. The movie is a simple metaphor suggesting we try to be content with what we have. In constantly striving to get what we want, we inevitably are dissatisfied.” Where are the at least half awake(you don’t even have to be fully awake,at this point I’ll even take the daydreaming posters to comment on these articles.Anything but the FULLY ASLEEP people posting on here)people who use to comment on this site? I mean the quote above received 16 thumbs up from people on the Vigilant Citizen site.Not IMDb or other sites that discuss movies but a gullible post like the one quoted have 16 people agreeing with that nonsense on the VIGILANT CITIZEN. WOW! Vigilant Citizen in case you read comments,please don’t let the brainwashed sheep ever stop you from writing articles that analyze the Illuminati,Mind Control and everything else you… Read more »

I loved this movie right after i first watched it. But when I watched it again, it totally creeped me out. I knew there was something disturbing behind this movie.

Thank you!

the eyes are the windows of the soul

In 2010 my 4 year old little cousin, the most active child I have ever met, sat down to watch this movie. It was literally the first movie he had ever set down and watched the entire thing. He fell in love with it so I had my grandma go out and buy it for him and when I would pick him up from day care he would have a snack and go watch "Coraline". Well after the 2nd day of having the DVD I sat down to watch it with him, trying to see what was so captivating about it that made him sit down for nearly 2 hours. Immediately something about this film hit me, I did not know what it was but the opening scene just made me feel like something was off about it. As we went through and watched the movie I was able to… Read more »

Disney is one of the worst things full of witchcraft

Thank you, Adam you are correct about this movie and the channels these evil companys are
up to no good implanting mistrust, sinister 100%.

yup…but Inside out seem like a completely sensable movie to show kids. With it themed total psychological moral -YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK! Now tell that to childrens in war zones around the world….tell that to children victims of ISIS…You are what you think is a total bull….and the tremendous obsession this world has with psychology is sickening….it is a witch craft of its own kind. The movie inside out is a sick movie….like it is normal to brainwash small children to focus on their own head, thoughts and feelings….cause their thougths and feelings are alive. And not to many say much about the POKEMON feber taking the world and children as low as in preschool. Picashu kills and boms his enemies…and sometimes his enemies kill picachu…but he always magically seem to arise from the dead… Now what do you think this is about….my theori is that POKEMON is about… Read more »
Thank you for this article! When I found this article, I'd just finished watching Coraline in its entirety . I was wondering if anyone else had seen the other mother's face in the end of the movie, so I did a Google search and stumbled upon this article. On the Issue of Monarch, it is interesting to note that at first, the "Other World" was a place Coraline went to be happy and escape the troubles of the world. It is even note worthy, that after she'd gone "water witching" with the poison oak, when she went to the "Other World", right before she went to sleep, the Beldam had put dirt on her hands that healed the rash. In my personal opinion, it was almost saying, in the Monarch reality, when you go through "the small door" everything becomes as it should be. There is no more pain, no… Read more »

You missed out on Coralines neighbours in the Pink Palace . the circus guy upstairs and the show lady freaks below. i think those guys also played roles in this .
A very symbolic scene is that part where the other father had these robotic like gloves use him to play the piano and was like "this piano plays me" .

Hmm…a glove…remind anyone of another high profile music industry giant?

Creepiest movie EVER! how is this is a kids movie? this is so scary. honestly. The hidden meanings are so obvious, they just keep making it more and more obvious yet people have become so blind to it they dont even notice!

Coraline and the nightmare before christmas are good films. It doesn't creep me out nor scare me. The only movie that does is final destination

What a weird take on this movie. I didn't like it as much as the book, which is one of my favourite YA fantasy books. I read it to a classroom of elementary school kids about 10 years ago, and they could not get enough of it. The writer of this article does not even seem to be aware that the film is based on a book. Here's where you can tell this person does not know what they are talking about: "The three ghosts call the Other Mother “Beldam”, which means “ugly, evil-looking old woman”. The word also resembles the term Grand Dame, the title given to important women in the Illuminati mind control system." No. The "Beldam" is an obvious reference, both in the book and in the film, to the figure referred to in Keat's poem as "La Belle Dame San Merci". The queen of the faerie… Read more »

the book is one of my faves too 🙂

I don't understand why anyone would promote the occult or evil… I mean, do they not realise that life on Earth is short? Everyone eventually dies no matter how long it takes & everything comes to an end. I know a lot of people say that there is no proof of God or the after life, but there's also no proof that God and the after life don't exist. We won't know until our time is up, but why risk it? Why risk momentary pleasure & greed for potential eternal suffering? Nothing is worth giving up your soul. Sadly the world has become shallow, vain and materialistic. Some people just care about physical and materialistic comforts, which are not really comforting in the long run. I hope those involved in this evil stuff and those who 'control' others/make them suffer, realise that one day the tables will turn & they… Read more »

I agree! Some people believe that aliens, ghosts, monsters, etc. are real, but they refuse to believe God is real.

Lotta truth there. God is so freaking real . It just keeps becoming more and more apparent.

The movie is a double etendre, as it will have the same effect of implanting mistrust in children raised in solid loving homes (cause them to mistrust their loving parents intentions) and those from dysfunctional homes realize they are drawn to loving relationship with their parents, but not trust it if such does occur.

Travis Knight, the son of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, produced this movie, via the family's purchase of the former Will Vinton animation studio, now renamed Laika. Like the notorious Chinese death factories that produce those preening Apple products, Nike's success was built on the backs of slave labor. Coincidence?
The ambiguity of the ending of this film is what is disturbing. An artist can tell any tale he/she wants to, yet the strange sense of the impossibility of victory over dark forces – its sense of omnipresence no matter what – is the sinister aspect of the story.

This movie felt ominous from the start…uhm…
Thanks again VC.
Now I know and will tell my friend at school who also likes (liked) this movie.

not even subtle

I loved this article, particularly the way the stills have been analyzed, and I loved the the part where you state that the garden is now the face of the beldam. It confirms my suspicion; it's a long clear shot, hard to miss. There always is dark in the alternate world, because no one has eyes to see any different.However, I still wonder the significance of color 'blue' in the film. She has blue hair, her father asks her to count all the blue things in the house, then later he says he has blue slippers instead of orange, there's a twisted painting of the 'blue boy', she has blue boots on (which the other mother makes). I also wonder if there is another tangent to the fact that she looks like a spider.

Blue can be considered the color of ‘trust’, as purple is for royalty.

I think the blue color reffers to paedophilia. Remember the ‘boy lovers’ logo? Blue has some special meaning in the satanic peadophilia…
Also, I think, sorry, but ‘buttons’ reffer to butt and, sorry, gay sex… Sorry…I’m so sorry, but I guess it’s true and it’s horrible…

God bless us all.

Wowzers!!! I have never seen this movie and wouldn't have had a clue what it was REALLY about, but no doubt in mind I know what it means now. It appears a fun cartoon film on the façade but with really dark hidden in plain sight undertones. I mean the first picture is quite interesting in itself. The Tree which looks like a giant claw encompassing the whole moon. The moon which looks like a button and the button is used for the "O" in the word "Coraline". Before I even read the article I was thinking, Why a button? – There is some significance to this button and of course reading further we all know what the buttons represents in the film. Even the letter "L" you have the black cat walking through the "door" or "gateway", which symbolizes that the cat is the "Gatekeeper" and again we realize… Read more »

after the other mother offers the button eyes she points the devil horns at coralines and says soon youll see things our way

so many days i spend trying not to think about this awful truth. quite often, i will find myself mindlessly browsing through youtube and then i watch a video like Feelin' Myself and i feel sick to my stomach again. the truth is, once you put those sunglasses on, they don't come off. i hear a line like "i don't care about your brains, just give me head" and all i can think about is, "how much are we really paying here?" all of a sudden, i feel ashamed by our society and what's become of it. i see the reinforcement in the comments section of websites like youtube and facebook and can't help thinking that their mass mind control is working. it makes me question if reproducing is even a viable option in this world. i feel like it's over, and i want to leave before things take a… Read more »

Perhaps you should stop mindlessly browsing youtube…

It's overwhelming when you are led to read the truth. And your eyes are open, and you can't watch what you used to without cringing. Seeing the news get gorier and stranger week by week. Even 2 years ago, to me, were "the good old days" and life gets more difficult. Employers expect nothing less than perfection, cut benefits, demand long hours and less family time as a result. With the complete takeover of "NoCare" we have slid very quickly into a decline in "unhealthy care" which predicates who lives, who dies and who are the ones in charge. I have been a Christian my entire life, and knew about this stuff 30 years ago, and didn't think it would happen in my lifetime. Yet, it is unfolding, and if you knew how good life was even 20 years ago, you'd be watching for the return of Jesus, too. Just… Read more »

You are not alone I feel the same way about everything you just explained. The everyday things you hear and see make you think is there any hope left in humanity?

When i was younger i had to be hospitalized……….. i lived there for about a year…….. i remmber somethings that now looking back….just didnt seem right………..cant explain it here but……..mind control is definately real…….. def real.

Well not to be rude, but why would you bring something up that you don't want to talk about?? I mean it's pretty apparent that most of us here know the realities of mind control, so unless you just want poking and prodding at your question what was the point…lol – No offense.

I love this article! It removed my ‘buttons’ and gave me ‘eyes’ to see. I look forward to seeing more articles like this.

Anyone notice the year on the candy they destroyed to give her the key? 1921 the year the tavistock institute was started in London. To study the effects of shellshock and the breaking point of men under stress.

I figured that the white balloons at the end symbolised white flags of surrender, suggesting she surrendered to the Beldam. It may even be entirely possible that she never left the other world, but rather became trapped in some sort of illusion of the Beldams making. Remember how every time she came back to our world was by going to sleep in the other world? She never did that the last time but instead went through the portal (which, as a side note, looks like the interior of the well). The portal looks like it is decaying which may symbolise that it is no longer working either. The plot towards the end just makes people think more and more about her fate.

Wow, this is all so very silly…
People considering and claiming that there is another side to things when they haven't even considered the other side to their own beliefs. Good and Evil. Start there, people. Is there really such a thing? Religion, yes, the opium of the people. Talk about mind-control.

Sorry if I'm rude, it's just that I am a bit sad and upset after seeing SO many people with such hatred in them.
Love for you all. It is everywhere, after all.

You don’t sound very loving. Knocking religion and trying to put doubt in believers. Sometimes u gotta just MYOB

For those in the know...

You know what’s really messed up? After all this discussion and having watched the movie again, at the end the caption “For those in the know: Jerk Wad” Jerk Wad as an anagram for “Dark Jew”. Just seems a little extra messed up…

That was meant as part of a giveaway for little girls to win blue boots like Coralines. She called Wybie jerk wad partway through the movie.

What about the neighbors ? ? Mr bobinski always creeped me out.and the basement neighbors., and also why born.. The kid was a bit awkward too.

Okay, let's just assume that this article is correct, and there is a crypto-meaning to the movie that undermines the seemingly happy ending… Even if this is so, how does it follow that the move is *endorsing* the dehumanization and mind-slavery that it depicts?

As for those of you saying, "I knew there was something creepy about this movie!!!" Well, duh. It's a creepy movie. It doesn't pretend to be otherwise. Yes, creepy movies for kids exist. Some kids like to get the creeps. There is nothing inherently evil or wicked about that.

Like "Goosebumps" … That's a creepy lil series for kids..

I have been following this site for years and I just can't seem to believe that only one mind is behind this s**t. I get that the occult influences mass media to push their twisted agendas, but sometimes movies are simply influenced by directors and artists interpretations. Each doll and each scene in this movie was given character by someone different each time and maybe Henry Sellick just wanted them to make it as eery as possible for the sake of the story. You can't know the whole truth until you have explored every possibility.

Excactly, so, go look for information other than given by Selick in interviews.

It's the repetition of the narrative placed in the mass media arena that points to propaganda. Of course, film is ritual. Same old story, new generation.

Coraline fights and overcomes the evil and returns to reality. Sometimes these stories are designed to teach children how to resist the darkness.

Completely agree with this!

Feel like I’m the only one that knows the legend of the baldam (a creature who disguises itself to lure children into a false sense of trust and keep them coming back, then once they have them where they want them devoure the bodies and trap the souls) as a myth that dates back to even before written word. I suppose if you close your eyes, turn your head, and look hard enough anything is illuminati related.

The illuminati has been around for a very, very, very long time.

I think the cat is was Weislys (I think that’s his name… that one weird kid Corline talked to in the reals world) grandmothers sisters cat? Because in the movie, his great aunt was the most recent kid who went to the other world (Coraline eventually saved her soul free later on). I’m assuming the cat might have went in with her to the other world and escaped, but that’s why he knows so much about it and knows that towards the beginning of the movie that it was a bad idea for Coraline to go there. He wasn’t a figment of coral ones imagination because Weisley could see the cat in the real world. There is only so much to know… any ideas?

I completely agree with you on that one, and maybe that is why the old woman hates cats. She would hate cats because the black cat didn’t help her out of the world or couldn’t so she got trapped there in the world to fend for herself.

Don’t ever drink & watch this movie! 2 glasses of alcohol and not even half way watching the movie I got the chills and creepy feeling. The feeling I felt was awful and stopped watching the movie. How is this a children’s movie!?

I know comments on the Coroline movie have been posting for a while now! However, I would like to post my two cents on the movie, since I recently saw it in Comcast after a few years of seeing it..when it originally came out. When I first saw the movie I obviously noticed all the subliminal messages the movie depicted! They are very obvious, and extremely negative! However, I never freaked out about it..since I knew in today’s world..this is a fact in mast media! Everything in the movies in today’s world have some sort of subliminal message! The problem is not in the disguised messages, but in the one who receives the message, how he or she perceives the message! One needs to be open minded about these things.. since it is all around. One needs to educate oneself, and ones children to be able to understand what is… Read more »

watched this when im 17, and im 18 now. still scared to watch it. it's really dark

I have this movie and I love it, actually – but the first time I watched it, it creeped the hell out of me.

The stone with the hole in it is called a Witch's Stone. If you look through it, you are supposed to be able to see what the plain eye cannot…. things such as Faeries, for instance. The hidden world becomes visible.
So basically, its a world within a world – neither of which are real. Think about that for a second.

Honestly, I don't see how the garden is in the shape of the Beldam.. that looks like Coraline to me…

Wish there were some notes/explanations/narrative on the two freaky scenes with the neighbors, both in the real world and alternate world. One is the weird inventor guy that has the mouse circus, and the other is the two old ladies with the dogs.

Wow – I never noticed all that in Coraline but now I see – also the candelabra in the kitchen of the fake world looks very fallus like – with two round balls at the base… :/
anyway if thinking you've learnt and escaped is just another trap how do we actually escape??
How do we know when we're being tricked if its made to look as though we've won? that's disturbing.

Well, you might be true. When I thought about this movie over and over, I just realize something. First, the portal is no longer working ( it’s decaying ). Indicating that the portal is no longer working to take Coraline home ( might be another reality that beldam made to convince coraline arrived home ). Second, remember when the black cat can disappear when entering the log in front of the other side house, it happen again in the end of the movie. The cat disappear in the “pink palace apartment” board. Does that mean Coraline never escape? Is she trapped forever in the alternate reality? -This still creeps me

Also, is it a coincidence that the horns are centered over other mother's head?

I remember watching this before I was aware of all the MK Ultra and Monarch Symbology in Hollywood Movies. I've always been able to spot Propaganda in Movies with no problem for the last 10 years of my life. But only over the last 3 or 4 years have I been able to spot Propaganda 201 Mind Control Symbology in movies thanks to websites like VC and thanks to shamanic journeys into lower dimensions where this symbology is also offered in Full. It's interesting because now I feel like every old movie is basically a new movie when we put on our third eye glasses. I had no idea when I watched Coraline back then what was really going on. I feel like we basically have a whole new Library of movies to watch and all the dust has been lifted off these older movies and their real content has… Read more »
I would like for everyone here to note that Neil Gaimon who wrote Coraline is a Scientologist. He has made some noises denying that he is a Scientologist but this is not correct. In fact, his family is extremely entrenched in Scientology – they exclusively manufacture the vitamins that are sold for the most important quack physical remedy prescribed by Scientology, representing millions of dollars a year in revenue. Neil Gaimon was born into wealth generated by the sick and corrupted fake "church" of Scientology, and that wealth has supported him until he's found success as an artist, and probably still does. L Ron Hubbard toyed with black magic and Satanism before founding his fake religion. I am not surprised in the least about Gaiman's themes nor his disturbing dark tone. Now my question is, how in the world did so many of you allow your children to watch this… Read more »

I would like to add, in case it isn't abundantly clear – Scientology is all about slowly hypnotizing and isolating people and controlling their minds and behavior totally, in order to consume all their money and use them as slaves. It is an extremely effective mind control operation based on greed. There is nothing remotely "religious" about this cult and don't let their pose as a "new religion" fool you for a second, please.

It would be more accurate to call him nonreligious. His family where heavily into the cult of Scientology but Neil is pretty much unconvinced. I attended a lecture where he spoke about it back in 2002. Pretty interesting but he mainly talked about his writing for DC.

I'm sorry but in this lecture he purposely misled you. Gaimon wants to distance himself publicly from Scientology because of the terrible negative press the cult gets. However Scientology has very specific rules – anyone who leaves it must be "disconnected" permanently from their family and friends that are still in the cult. The family does now NOT IN THE PAST but now, manufacture and sell all the vitamins for the Scientology Purification rundown worldwide, which is a business worth millions of dollars. His family is still in, and Gaimon is still in. He has not broken with his family and they have not broken with him. He and his family donate to Scientology in the hundreds of thousands of $$$ every year as payback and tribute to this destructive mind control cult. You should not give him a free pass on his word. Scientology has a very different idea… Read more »

I do not know why parents have their children see anything that they did not see on forehand. Not just because flashing one eyes, but in general, too. If it is so popular that you want your kid to be able to talk about it with friends, i can understand that. Accompany them later and talk.
Know what you are dealing with.

This is just so sad that child entertainment has become so perverted – and even sadder that real children go through this type of terror filled life. I just pray The Most High God puts and end to all of this evil soon – it will only keep getting worse until evil is perpetrated out in the open and actively propagated by all of the main stream sources of information.

Please Lord Hurry

Don't forget that Coraline's father is a computer "programmer".

Also, the boy's name is perhaps a pun for "Why be?"

I think there is probably a lot more detail in this movie that could have fueled a longer article, especially concerning the boy's behavior throughout the film.

Anyway, great article, I enjoyed it.

The father was not a computer programmer, he was a writer for a garden almanac, and her mother was an editor for the same magazine. And yes, the name Whybe is meant to be "Why Be" on purpose, it was deliberate, his full name was actually Whyborn as in "Why were you born".

Oops, my mistake! It's been a while since I saw the movie, I probably have it mixed up with something else.

I just remembered he spent a lot of time at a computer and had a hunched forward neck posture from doing so.

Either way, weird kid.

Yeah, remember the part where the dad in the alternate world was like " This piano plays me" that sent chills down my spine, and what of the creepy song in the credits? It's interesting that not many people know what it's saying. Some people think it's in another language.

Also remember that Whybe had a permanent smile and didn't talk in the other world? What was his purpose in the movie?

to decive Coraline, of course, but he could'nt…

I thought that was the reason for the cat but why couldn't he decieve her because he was a good character or something?Im sorry I have never seen the movie

AGREE! With caps. I absolutely wanna know why he was just silent with his creepy smile on the other world.

Im pretty sure Whybe was the one who was trying to save Coraline from the Beldame and at a certain point goes rogue. The Beldame has his mouth sewn shut and portrays it to Coraline as "him talking to much and I thought you'd like him better quiet." Whybe is the one who helps Coraline in the film; thus the reason he is one of the first to "die" in the other world.

The other mother sewed it on his face because Coraline said he talked too much. So in the alternate world she gets everything she wants so the other mother made it where he couldn't talk. And she knows she said it because the doll is actually like a spy. It sees everything she does.

But didn't the boy give the doll to the girl in the first place? Did he know it would spy on her? How is that helping her? Sounds like no one was there for her. They were all part of the game to confuse her and trick her.

Yes, in the real world. If you watch the movie he doesn't believe the "magic" stuff for most of the movie in the real world. So he had no idea it was spying on her.

The theme song , i think it was at the start of the movie as well, was so annoying, we turned the volume down. Never did looked up the lyrics though..

what does the song says? I have heard it also in a perfume commercial…

It's by an artist who writes in gibberish.

It is in French, actually. The lyrics in English are super creepy!

It is in French

Its not French at all, somebody has translated it to french on youtube but if you check it in an online translator its definitely not french at all, checked it on a few places! I actually wondered if it might have been in latin or something but not that either. Would be interested to know if there are any words used in occult practices in there or that seem like they could be!?

Has anyone tried playing the song backward???

Subliminal messaging is very common in songs when they’re played backward and it’s very very creepy

What is it with talking cats in sinister movies? In Alice in Wonderland there was also a pink cat whose name I can't recall that seemed to be helpful at first but deceive at the end. In coraline therr is also a black cat who deceived her. And the black cat in the ol' Disney movie whose name is Lucifer…

It appears that cats in movies imply Lucifer (satan/devil), the master of deceit. In Islamic Qur'an it says that 'satan is the worst friend that a man can have"…

The Pink/purple cat in Alice in wonderland is called "Cheshire cat."
Also, Did anyone noticed that the Name Coraline = Cora-line = Core Persona ?

thanks VC for this article.

The Cheshire Cat is the name of the pink cat in Alice In Wonderland. Alice also had a pet cat in the real world, perhaps these cats are also a nod to sex kitten programming.

Lewis Carrol was born in Cheshire, and he was a p*******e. He wrote ‘Alice’ about a real girl named Alice Liddell, whom he adored as a p*******e. He had a photo of her posing as a begger, but actually looking like a prostitute, while still being a little girl! The book consists of a lot of pedophilic symbols, including that Cheshire Cat, the white rabbit, mad hatter and so on. This is a terrible book! Please, get rid of it if you have one and don’t ever read it to children…

There is no kind of friendship between man and satan in the Qur'an . Not even a very bad and cruel one .
They are sworn ennemies from the moment Adam was created until the end of times .
Check your informations well before publisizing them on the internet for a whole community of viewers please….

What was said wrong? She said that the Qur'an states "In Islamic Qur'an it says that 'satan is the worst friend that a man can have"…"

Satan is indeed a sworn enemy however how often are we not told that we have to be weary of enemies and more still of friends? The whole concept of "frenemies" so that's what Hollywood represents people who've become friends with the worst kind of friend because it's fun and games in the beginning then Satan shows his real agenda, and price.

Wait, what about the cat in Pinocchio? (sp) I don't mean the two creepy animals who sell him to the puppeteer.

Nice comment. Thank you for pointing that out to me!

Wasn't Alice's cat's name, "Dinah" ? It was her actual kitty she had in the real world.

But Dinah was white. Although Chesire being purple, Dinah has no sly/cunning features whatsoever.
Black cats are mainly associated with witches but since witches are close to demons cats can also be a part of those.

Though you don't have to be friends or have all your trust on the cats or Satan to get away. It's not clear if the cat were antagonists or either on the side of the protagonist. Meaning they're neutral.
The cats (Lucifer, as well) are intelligent and helpful in many ways. But sometimes they just like to play around.

the cat in alice in wonderland is the cheshire cat

I used to watch this movie all the time when I was a kid, even though I still am now. I really wanted to know what this movie really represent. Reading this article definitely helped my understanding, just some things are very clear….. yet. Who is the movie’s antagonist!! I really think it could be the cat, because as you said in the article that he leads Coraline into many of beldam’s traps and how can he know so many ways in and out for beldam’s world without her knowing? And where did he learn all of these tricks? What if he was working with beldam then decided to backstab her? I dont know but those are some of my questions about the movie.

And also notice the little triangle with the whole in it could be related to the ouija triangle with the whole in the middle which let coraline see the spirits eyes

This would make better sense if this and certain other movies hadn’t been based off of books, concepts specifically created by the books’ authors. Neil Gaiman is an author of creepy stuff, and this book has everything that this article touched on. So did Frank Baum. Does that mean that these authors were part of the or knew of the MK organization, themes and material? It’s hard to say that these movies are specifically about MK-themes and the organization when you see just how much (when the adaptation is done well) comes from the book.

In making this movie and showing us the dangers of MK, are the movies producers warning us about MK? Or are they celebrating it? It seems like the ending would have been for Coraline to lose, if it was pro-MK. So if it’s anti-MK, how did the producers get this picture made in the face of the Illuminati’s control of media? Also, many of the symbols mentioned here in the film are not in the book that it’s based on. In adapting the book for the screen, how much of the anti-MK message that people need to know was lost in this transition?

NOT A TIM BURTON FILM, people. Lordy be… pay attention. You guys all sound like English teachers grabbing for symbolism straws.

its pretty funny how many people are taking this theory seriously, its interesting i'll give it that, but i found myself rolling my eyes more than agreeing with it. 4/5 star theory, good job

I sometimes think,how cartoons show the reality in front of our eyes,but(even like that) we can't realize them…

I am so glad we do not have cable. No use throwing away money you really don't have for "programming." My 12-year-old son is content with his Bob the Builder DVDs and wants to be a builder (he's slightly autistic and his mind needs to catch up a bit).

When we did have cable, I saw what was on Cartoon Network and I was thinking, young kids watch THIS?

I never heard of "Coraline" until I read this article. Not missing much, just more in-your-face symbolism.

I'm glad I don't have cable either. I stream everything I watch, it's free and I'm not paying to be brainwashed. I'm even more glad that I'm aware of these elite idiot's agendas, there's no chance of them programming me at all.

Play "yes we can" backwards and listen, you will think twice about letting your kid watch the show after.

Since I don't know how to play a DVD backwards, what do you hear? Just curious.

Thank you satan. Just like obamas catch phrase

No cable here too.

As a mom with a child that had ( notice I said had and not has) autism, I wanted to share that it can be cured with diet change. Get him on the GAPS diet. It works and I highly reccomend it. Also keep him away from chemicals including cleaners and detetergents. Use natural things instead . And whatever you do dont vaccinate him.
It takes about a year for a full turn around but you will notice a difference within a week. Autism is not a life sentance. If you have the will you can change his life

geez not all mothers have autistic children. Autism is incurable though, isn't it?

I was responding to the original poster. She said her son is slightly autistic. I was just trying to tell how she can look into curing him like I have cured my son. No disease is incurable. You can cure cancer and lupus and diabetes and any other "incurable" sickness with diet change and avoidance of chemicals and avoiding vaccinations.
The elite dont just own the media, they own the pharmacutical and food industry as well. You arent going to be told how to cure things by them when there is so much money in people being sick.
Look up these movies on youtube and you will see what I am talking about
Genetic roulette
The world according to monsanto
War on health
Food inc.

The rabbit hole goes very very deep my fellow truthseekers. Just remember. For you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.

You are absolutely correct!! There are even more great videos that can be added to that. Just look at Terry wahls for instance? Cured herself of a progressive and aggressive form of multiple sclerosis. The medical Industry isa total joke

Just take care that he doesn't become the wrong type of builder.. like the one that works with stones whats that called? oh a mason. yeah

nice one