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The Nightmare Before Christmas [1994] [DVD]

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On Halloween night, while meandering through the woods, he comes across a portal to an entirely different land . Burton's own success with live-action films piqued the interest of Walt Disney Studios chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg, who saw the film as an opportunity to continue the studio's streak of recent successes in feature animation. 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. A 168-card Munchkin Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Munchkin was developed by USAopoly featuring the citizens of Halloween Town such as Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie, Doctor Finkelstein, and Lock, Shock and Barrel.

It consists of a Premiere set and 4 Starter Decks based on four characters, Jack Skellington, the Mayor, Oogie Boogie, and Doctor Finkelstein. The Nightmare Before Christmas originated from a poem written by Burton in 1982 while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Productions. A graphic novel retelling of the film by Joe Books LTD was released on July 31, 2018, and digital and hardcover versions were released August 25, 2020.

Even with his good intentions, things start to go horribly wrong for Jack, and Christmas will be ruined unless he saves Santa from his kidnapper, the boisterous and over-the-top monster Oogie Boogie. In celebration of the film's 20th anniversary, the poem was re-released with a hardcover edition in 2013. A lot of it probably had to do with the hype surrounding it, perhaps putting my expectations in over-drive (the insane number of Jack Skellington shirts at Hot Topic irritated me too). You know, Jack visits Thanksgiving world or other kinds of things just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it, because it's a mass-market kind of thing, it was important to kind of keep that purity of it. 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.

Yvonne Tasker, Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers (Routledge, 2002), 76 Archived June 11, 2020, at the Wayback Machine. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town", who stumbles upon "Christmas Town" and schemes to take over the holiday. In addition, it was praised for being a completely absorbing fable that both grownups and children can enjoy, so long as the children are able to its handle scary bits (beginning perhaps at age seven or eight).

Directed by Henry Selick (who later made the delightful James and the Giant Peach ), this PG-rated picture has a reassuringly light touch. After the success of Vincent in 1982, Disney started to consider developing The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short film or 30-minute holiday television special.

For the film's 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D, a special edition of the soundtrack was released, featuring a bonus disc that contained covers of five of the film's songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic!

It was my job to make it look like 'a Tim Burton film', which is not so different from my own films. The main characters of the film (except Santa Claus) appear as playable characters in the video game Disney Magic Kingdoms, as well as in some attractions based on locations of the film, in new storylines in which the characters are involved.

Functioning both as a sly dig at the mindless consumerism of Christmas and an argument for finding out what you do best and sticking with it, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a refreshing alternative to saccharine, mainstream holiday cinema. Our hero is Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon), a man from Halloween who becomes converted to Christmas and sets out to spread joy in the world. The film was met with commercial and critical success upon release, earning praise for its animation, particularly the innovation of stop-motion as an art form, as well as its characters, songs, and score. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Frustrated, Jack isolates himself in his house and studies Christmas further, intent upon finding a way to rationally explain it ("Jack's Obsession").In October 2023, Selick stated that he would like to do a prequel film about how Jack became king of Halloween Town.

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