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Now digitally restored and remastered with state-of-the-art technology, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is deeper, darker and more brilliant than ever -- just as Tim Burton originally envisioned it. Can Christmas be saved? Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!|THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is the first full-length stop-motion animated film ever created.|The movie contains more than 227 animated characters.|Santa Claus' head has more than 50 different working parts, and Jack has more than 400 separate interchangeable heads, each handcrafted with a different facial expression.|The smallest working puppet in the movie is a doll from the "real world" Jack visits that is only one inch long.|Sally is wearing a real miniature dress laid on top of foam latex so that the fabric doesn't move too much on screen.|At the height of production, the animators produced only 70 seconds of finished film per week.|To create Halloweentown's twisted look, the design artists often made their sketches using their nondrawing hand.
For those who never thought Disney would release a film in which Santa Claus is kidnapped and tortured, well, here it is! The full title is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which should give you an idea of the tone of this stop-action animated musical/fantasy/horror/comedy. It is based on characters created by Burton, the former Disney animator best known as the director of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and the first two Batman movies. His benignly scary-funny sensibility dominates the story of Halloweentown resident Jack Skellington (voice by Danny Elfman, who also wrote the songs), who stumbles on a bizarre and fascinating alternative universe called ... Christmastown! Directed by Henry Selick (who later made the delightful James and the Giant Peach), this PG-rated picture has a reassuringly light touch. As Roger Ebert noted in his review, "some of the Halloween creatures might be a tad scary for smaller children, but this is the kind of movie older kids will eat up; it has the kind of offbeat, subversive energy that tells them wonderful things are likely to happen." --Jim Emerson --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.See all Product Description
Cute movie, even though it's a bit pricey for an old movie, I thought it was worth it because I love all of Tim Burtons movies and this one is no exception.Published 6 days ago by Jade M.
A perennial Christmas and Halloween classic. Songs are terrific, Animation is terrific, never a dull moment and very inventive at every turn. Recommended.Published 1 month ago by Dean Wirth