Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
- 1hr 16m
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Always a great film to watch around Halloween or Christmas!
Saw it in theaters when I was a kid and loved it! So awesome to take my daughter to have the same experience and now she loves it too!
Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas restores originality and daring to the Halloween genre. This dazzling mix of fun and fright also explodes the notion that animation is kid stuff. The history-making stop-motion animation in this $20 million charmer transcends age. It's 74 minutes of timeless movie magic.
The director of the film, a veteran stop-action master named Henry Selick, is the person who has made it all work. And his achievement is enormous.
The movie has a grotesque charm, a pie-eyed magic. With its crack-brained, spidery-limbed, Edward-Gorey-eyed crew of dashing skeletons, Frankenstein ladies, mad scientists with detachable brainpans, swivel-headed two-faced politicians and big bad bug-bag monsters, it comes at you like a Saturday afternoon kiddies' special gone pleasantly berserk.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Danny Elfman
- Chris Sarandon
- Catherine O'Hara
- William Hickey
- Glenn Shadix
- Paul Reubens
- Ken Page
- Edward Ivory
- Susan McBride
- Debi Durst
Did You Know?
- Two items were invented to facilitate the filming of the movie: One was a "light alarm" which would warn the animators if any of the stage lights failed to come on. The other was a system that enabled a puppeteer to seamlessly switch to a replacement puppet if a puppet broke during a shot. Prior to this, either situation, a light failing to come on or a puppet breaking would destroy a shot.
- During "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws" Shock has black gloves that disappear and re-appear throughout the song.
- [first lines]
- Santa: 'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say it's time you begun.