"Coraline" is based on a book by Neil Gaiman and the animation is done in the style of "Nightmare Before Christmas."
"A young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only much better. But when her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents (including Other Mother) try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family." - IMDB
I saw it with my friend, Linda, her daughter and her daughter's friend. Of course, we sat apart from them in the theater. Halfway through the movie I leaned over to Linda and said, "I guess the morale is to appreciate your parents."
When we were walking out, I asked the girls what the morale was. To which the response was, "Don't go through strange doors" and "Trust cats. They are usually right." This made us both laugh. We informed them of the real morale and they shrugged and continued comparing it to the book.
For a kids story, it's kind of creepy. The buttons on people's eyes and the ghosts were disconcerting. All in all, I liked it and would recommend it.