However, manufacturing did need to determine between Charlie carrying a blue University of Michigan sweater or a Michigan State College one instead. You may not have heard of Althea Crome before, but you’re sure going to remember her now. While Laika did some ending touches, all the strain was on Crome. While his absence within the novel is okay, he needed to be added to the movie. I had the good fortune to meet Althea after the Portland premiere of the movie on Feb. 5 at an occasion afterward on the Portland Art Museum. As all of you’d have, I saw the nice little colorful knit gloves Coraline covets and the enticing starred sweater her Other Mother makes her lure her in.