Coraline puppets use Volks hair?

Ho-ly crap. I was browsing the behind-the-scenes photos on the Coraline website when I spotted this:

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On the upper right corner, you can clearly see four packs of Volks hair pinned on the wall. LOL. It's amusing this stuff's got Hollywood's stamp of approval! There're a few spools of thread on the table too, so it might depend on the situation.

I found a close-up of the Coraline puppet. Question is, is it Volks' #25 Blue or #27 Deep Blue? I'm guessing it's the latter.


SDCC 08 photos by Randi Mason (flickr)


A neat gallery of some of the puppets on display at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this year. Can't wait for the movie. ^^

3 comments:

D. Carlson said...

Coraline was created by Laika, which is not Hollywood- they're an independent studio. There seems to be a common misconception about this, but Hollywood is all about repeating itself and not taking risks. Laika definitely goes against the grain in this respect. They were pretty daring with some of the gags in Coraline, especially when you consider the age group it targeted.

Mizu said...

Fair enough, I'm ashamed I didn't make the distinction. =P

"Hollywood" is a misnomer in this case, but I wanted to use a word that screamed "movie industry", hehe. I applaud LAIKA and Henry Selick for creating Coraline as a stop-motion animation, when "Hollywood" would have led the project down the CG route.

I'm going to trumpet the merits of this film amongst my adult age group, because there's nothing like hand-made miniature sets and articulated, expressive puppets to bring out the kid in all of us.

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