A few weekends ago I was a volunteer for the fabulous Canterbury Animation Festival in Kent, it was amazing they had a Coraline production talk and we actually got to meet one of the animators on the film and touch the real Coraline doll that was used in the film all $30,000 dollars worth of it I was speechless ^_^ and the animator and marketing manager were really lovely and answered all of our endless questions !
The other highlight for me was Jim Parkin's model making masterclass it was really enjoyable and we actually got to keep a pair of official Aardman eyes that we used when making our Newplast Plasticine figures.
We also met Frank the Tortoise who was one of the stars of Creature Comforts and he was surprisingly big a lot bigger than I thought he would be.
My Newplast Rabbit/ Pig creation ^_^
'Frank' from Creature Comforts
Replacement mouths used in Animation with the Coraline doll.