Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back. Any kind of object can thus be animated, but puppets with movable joints (puppet animation) or plasticine figures (clay animation or claymation) are most commonly used. Puppets, models or clay figures built around an armature are used in model animation. Stop motion with live actors is often referred to as pixilation. Stop motion of flat materials such as paper, fabrics or photographs is usually called cutout animation.
For who is this movie for is a question that dashed through my mind while watching it. Coraline is too scary and adult for most children.