On The Simpsons' 28th Treehouse of Horror Halloween special, when Maggie wasn't possessed Exorcist style and Homer wasn't cannibalizing himself, the cartoon family was given a Coraline CGI makeover and author, Neil Gaiman played the Cat. As Gaiman the Cat (AKA: Snowball) lured Lisa into a small door that she had never seen before, Snowball suddenly was able to talk, much like the Cat in Coraline. "Sometimes tiny doors lead to big opportunities," he said. After Lisa went through the tunnel and out another tiny door she hopped into the shiny CGI Coraline world where she met her "other" family who were pretty terrifying considering the button that were sewn over their eyes.
Lisa, Marge and Bart were all lured into the tunnel and adopted the button eyes. Eventually Homer couldn't help but follow suit and though he found this new Coraline world a bit intimidating at first, he quickly felt at ease.