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UPDATED!!! How Would You Like a Set of Six CORALINE Dolls? Capone Has the Details!!!

Hey all. The contest for these dolls (and yes, they are dolls--says so right on the box) is officially closed. We had more than 600 entries for this contest, and now my Sunday is shot as I spend the day looking through them to find all of the people who answered the questions correctly, and picking out just one to win the CORALINE dolls. That's for the overwhelming response, everyone!
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here, with my first-ever contest that I can open up to the entire AICN readership, or at least the part of the readership that has a familiarity with a certain 3-D stop-motion animated masterpiece currently in theaters. The film, of course, is CORALINE, and I've got one magnificent set of six dolls from the film to give away to one lucky winner who can answer three questions about the movie. Now, I'm assuming that more than one of you will get these questions right, so what I'm going to do is collect all winning entries that come in during the 24 hours after this contest posts, and select a winner at random. Here's what I need: Send your entry to me at The subject line must real "CORALINE DOLLS" In the body of the email, I need your full name and mailing address (give me an address that will accept packages, possibly ones sent overnight). Finally, I need the answers to the following questions: 1. Coraline's Other Father is wearing what kind of slippers? Be specific. 2. What shoots out of the cannons leading up to Bobinsky's Mouse Circus? 3. What word or phrase appears at the very end of the credits that is for people "in the know"? I'll bet you'd like to see the prize that you're attempting to win. How do these look?

The winner will be notified as soon as I pick him/her, but I won't post the name here. I don't want the rest of the world to hate you for winning this truly awesome gift set. Good luck, everyone! -- Capone

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  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    uh no thanks on... dolls

    by Iron-kong


  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Sorry...I'm a Dude

    by ct4buddy

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Ask scorekeep about his fucking contest

    by Stengah

    I want to win some free shit from aicn that doesn't involve -3 exp from the pussy level cap.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    shoulda called them action figures

    by Iron-kong

    Didn't GI Joe teach you nothin'?

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I knew the answers

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    without checking IMDB.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Who are the ad wizards...

    by wampa 1

    ...that came up with this one?

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    I actually want to watch Coraline...

    by veebeeyes

    and my niece just happens to be in town for the weekend. I liked Nightmare Before Christmas and have never seen a 3D movie before. I'm thinking of seeing this movie with my niece. Just one question. Is this movie appropriate for a kid who is 1.5 years old?

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    For all of you "guys" who don't want them....

    by Kirbymanly

    I'm a guy and I want them... That was one of the best films and theater experiences I've seen in a long time. Veebeyes, no movie is appripriate for a kid who is 1.5 years old. Come on, man... See it for yourself. The 3-D, combined with the gloriously unseamless stop-motion is truly breathtaking. I've seen it twice and can't wait to see it again.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    thanks for the suggestion, martha stewart

    by Stengah

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    taking of pelham 123 trailer

    by bacci40<p> denzel as working stiff doesnt work for me<p>travolta does all his baddie parts with a swish<p> when this comes out, ill watch the original again

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    ill play if you throw in the book

    by bacci40

    which i lent to my nephew, and will never get back

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    I still want to see the Pineapple Express prize awarded

    by wuher da brewer

    It should have happened weeks ago. Whats the point of entering in contests aren't fulfilled.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    No. Coraline is not okay for a 1 year old.

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    Not at all.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Keep your 1.5 year old out of the theater fuckass

    by Mr.Twist

    I mean seriously.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST


    by Hairy Nutsack

    Action figures you dolt, not dolls. You can't offer us dolls...

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    NO SIR!

    by oaser

    I didn't catch you playing with your dolls again!

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Coraline was AWESOME

    by Crow3711

    Seriously, more of you "big strong men too cool for dolls" should go check it out. You'll really like it. My problem is I don't know what the secret phrase at the end of the credits was...? I didn't catch anything. I'd like to know though, so if someone does know, post it in the TB. I won't enter the contest, that would be cheating. I don't care, I just want to know what the phrase is.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    My 9 year old daughter LOVED Coraline.

    by Grammaton Cleric

    She's not sure if it's better than The Nightmare Before Christmas or not; that is high praise indeed from a 9 year old girl. I loved it too, it's certainly the best I've seen this year.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by red_weed

    i wish the movie was released in australia already

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Agreed on no children under 5 in theaters

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I don't care if it's rated G, a child who's not even out of diapers yet has NO FUCKING CLUE what's going on in a movie, they just respond to the swirling colors and loud noised by crying and shitting their pants. The first movie I consciously remember seeing in a theater was The Empire Strikes back, and I was nearly 6 then. All you'll be doing taking a 1.5 year old to Coraline will be to traumatize the poor kid with nightmares of button eyes for weeks and annoy every adult in earshot whhile the poor kid cries and begs to leave.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    My daughter just turned 3 today and she loves movies

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    She's seen lots of them in the theater and yes, she enjoyed Coraline. She DOES have a "fucking clue" as to what's going on. She understands almost everything in it.<br><br>HOWEVER, I don't go bringing her to evening shows, and even if I did, I've taught her to respect the theater :) She's quiet, stays in her seat, and enjoys the movie. Anyway, most times if she's going with me, I take her to Tuesday morning shows, when we're usually just about the only ones in there.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    what the hell is at the end of the credits?

    by blckmgk13

    not that I want the dolls but my curiosity is getting the better of me.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I was watching movies by the age of two...

    by veebeeyes

    and I at least had some idea what was going on. Granted I didn't get all of the thematic intricacies and shit, but just because kids can't talk yet doesn't mean they're mindless idiots with no idea of what the hell is happening around them.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    not giving away the answer but

    by stooopider

    the end credits have a keyword you type in at the coraline website with a chance to win some limited edition shoes or something

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    kids were screaming in the theater


    towards the end, when other mother goes all crazy and shit,clawing, grabbing, etc...the kids around me were screaming and crying. that was a first for me. the crys eventually turned into nervous laughter, like any good roller coaster i guess, but it should be known that small kids WILL be scared byt his flick, something no ads really expressed.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    all children should be forced to see this movie

    by bacci40

    we need the next gen to be totally effed up

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Have no idea how kids reacted,

    by Saluki

    But I was downright entranced by the visuals. That... Never happens. The 3D was actually immersive for a change.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    i remember nightmare before christmas


    - we had it when i worked at a theater. you wouldn't believe how many moms pulled their kids out wanting their money back because 'it was scary- and has nothing to do with christmas at all!'<P>and it was so tempting to say, 'bitch, what part of NIGHTMARE in the title don't you understand?'<P>hell i'm 32 now and the remorseful other-father-pumpkin on the mantis-bot creeped me out.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I read the title of this post wrong

    by zooch

    I thought it said, "How Would You Like to Have Sex with CORALINE Dolls!"

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I'll pass on the dolls

    by liljuniorbrown

    No offense to anyone that really wants to win them, but it's just not my thing. I did how ever attempt to watch this movie last weekend but the experiance didn't go so well. Half of the crowd were parents with snot nosed little creeps who just wanted to scream and run around in circles kicking stuff and the rest were fat emo girls wearing hello kitty backpack purses and Marilyn Manson shirts. I decided to go watch Taken instead. In the lobby on the way out I saw a guy and his wife looking around desperately for what he kept reffering to as "there much coveted water" .Said his name was TomTom. I made that last part up,but it would have been funny. Taken was a good movie to by the way.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I'm a dude and I want them!

    by hallmitchell


  • Feb. 14, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Don't ever bring a 1.5 year old to th movies, UNLESS

    by jrb

    It's a Tuesday matinee for kids. Some theaters are cool enough to have a screening time reserved for mothers with babies. They can even breastfeed if they want. Kudos to you, ShiftyEyedDog, it sounds like you've got a great kid and that you're smart enough to teach him/her how to behave. I hate people who think the theater is a daycare center. I always go to late shows and there are people who bring their 3 year olds because they're too cheap or lazy to gt a babysitter. This happened at a screening of 28 WEEKS LATER no less. Some people have no class. And some theater managers have no balls. I've complained about the noise from unruly kids before and the manager has said there's nothing he can do. Bullshit. Kick the people out for making noise.<BR><BR>And no, I don't want any dolls.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST


    by Stengah

    or does aicn just simply not give a shit about being a decent website. if you need me i'll be at chud etc.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Chud decent? Is this a joke???

    by m_reporter

    They fucking gave positive reviews to the peace of shit called "Friday the 13th".<p> But then again so did AICN... I seriously cannot see how anyone who has even a tiny bit of love for film as an art form can enjoy that crap.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    There better be a contest for GI Joe.

    by chrismata

    I'd kill to get my hands on a SnakeEyes.

  • Feb. 14, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    where's the cat?

    by frank cotton

    the 3D alone would freak out a 1.5 year old. guess i'll go before school lets out.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I bet this promo is for readers in the US only

    by quentintarantado

    If not, gee, thanks. I want the dolls. If it is, can we have something for the foreign readers, like Harry's breath in a bottle?

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 3:05 a.m. CST

    The bit after the credits:

    by Andyrooskie

    It was a snippet of the "ribbon" animation, but before the compositing or rod removal had taken place. That insane spiderweb of rods and wires flickering and moving all over the place? Those were the supports. Freakin' mindfuck.

  • Feb. 15, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    jerk wad

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    was the answer to Q 3, btw

  • Feb. 16, 2009, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Contest closed, so the answers were

    by stooopider

    Monkeybone slippers Cotton candy For those in the know: JerkWad

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I'm blown away by new 3d.

    by GetEveryone

    Went to see Bolt over the weekend, and while the film itself was okay, it was greatly improved by its use of 3d. Rather than feeling like a gimmck it added depth and richness to the screen and helped immensely with immersion. and Coraline (the book anyway) is just fucking fantastic.

  • Feb. 17, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Another Coraline Giveaway!!!

    by loquaciousmuse For a whole bunch of Coraline stuff, including the soundtrack. I wish I had seen this dolls contest earlier! Auughh, waaaant!