Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
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- Danny Elfman
- Chris Sarandon
- Catherine O'Hara
- William Hickey
- Glenn Shadix
- Paul Reubens
- Ken Page
- Ed Ivory
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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!
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.
That Burton darkness, gentle and sweet though it may be (he's David Lynch through a Disney looking-glass), was said to be the one element that kept Batman Returns from becoming the most popular movie of all time. Maybe so. But this time, it's simply perfect. [22 Oct 1993, p.G4]