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Back when he was a animator trainee at Disney, Burton came up with this adventurous idea but couldn't get it made; subsequent directorial success brought more clout. Relies on a painstaking stop-motion technique that took more than two years to film and is justifiably amazing. The story revolves around Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of the dangerously weird Halloweentown. Suffering from ennui, he accidentally discovers the wonders of Christmastown and decides to kidnap Santa and rule over this peaceable holiday. Fast pace is maintained by the equally breathless score. Not cuddly, best appreciated by those with a feel for the macabre.

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Available on Running time 75 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Christmas, Kidnapped!, Disney Animated Movies, Animated Musicals, Halloween
Caroline Thompson, Tim Burton, Michael McDowell
Pete Kozachik
Henry Selick
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Ed Ivory, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Glenn Shadix
Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

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The Nightmare before Christmas
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Nightmare Before Christmas is kind of a creepy little kids' movie. All of the characters are weird and out of the ordinary. i do own this movie and used to watch it a lot but thinking back on it, weren't the characters dead? I didn't know if I should rate it a 2 or a 3 because I would probably watch it again but it's not one of my favorites, that's for sure. The story itself is pretty interesting. Jack lives in Halloween Town, and when he discovers the Christmas Town, he tries to take Christmas over into his own hands. Christmas in the hands of a Halloween figure is not all fun and games. Jack gives the kids creepy toys and puts the unexpected in their houses. Santa is locked up during all this chaos but by the end of the movie, everything gets fixed and put back to normal.