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Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, this, our town of Halloween! Released to cinemas inthis stop-motion animation film produced and conceived by Tim Burtonthough actually scripted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Henry Selick as Burton himself was busy with Batman Returns at the timestarts with the grisly yet kind-mannered citizens of Halloween Town celebrating you guessed it Halloween in the grandest fashion possible, due to their love of all right, unnerving obsession with scaring everyone senseless.
However, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, has grown rather tired of the same old thing, and yearns for something new in his life. After the current year's celebration of Halloween, the morose Jack goes for a long walk out of town into the forest, where he happens to walk into a circle of trees he's never seen before.
Each tree bears a portal which leads to another holiday town. Immediately attracted by the Christmas tree shaped one, he ventures into Christmas Town. There he discovers the wonders of the bright and jolly, and becomes obsessed with understanding Christmas.
He returns to Halloween Town and informs the townsfolk of Christmas, but both his and their understanding of the holiday is limited by their experience of Halloween.
In a Perspective Flip of the typical Christmas Special plot of "monsters try to steal Christmas," Jack has perfectly good intentions — he thinks taking over Christmas for a year will be great fun for everyone involved, both in Halloween Town and the human world, and it'll give " Sandy Claws " a year off for vacation once some homicidal children kidnap him and bring him to Halloween Town to sit Christmas out.
The whole town groups together to create Christmas, but Sally the rag doll, who is secretly in love with Jack, has a vision that it will be a disaster. She's right, of course.
Throw all that in with a boogeyman fashioned from a burlap sack filled with insects, rousing musical numbers so catchy they're scary, scares a-plenty for the young ones, and some truly brilliant imagery and directing, and you get the now widely beloved holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Starting init's gotten a theatrical re-release once a year at Halloween time, with a somewhat disappointingly light-handed makeover into a 3-D movie. Compare Coralinewhich is from the same director. The difference likely has to do with the fact that Coraline was intended to be a 3-D film from the time it began filming, and it was specifically shot for that purpose during filming.
The 3-D version of The Nightmare Before Christmas was retrofitted approximately thirteen years after its original release. Halloween Town and Jack also appear in almost every game in the Kingdom Hearts series. The Film provides examples of: In a deleted scene and in the dialogue when Jack first meets Santa, it's shown that Jack took the "Claws" part literally.
Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene: Several, but one that takes the cake is Sally picking the flower which transforms into a tiny Christmas tree, and then tragically bursts into flames right before her eyes.
Nightmare was originally a poem by Burton, with the only named characters being Jack, Zero, and Santa.
Of all things, the monstrous toy train with tentacle tracks. Perhaps it would have been too much to animate. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. A change of scenery is a terrific cure for burnout. Being leader in one area doesn't mean you can take over anything that catches your eye.
A deconstruction of the classic Disney Aesop "You can be whatever you dream to be". Your best friend is the one who'll tell you the truth about yourself.
Trying to copy another person's talents instead of focusing your own results in your work becoming a shoddy, offensive copy reviled by everyone.
Some of Jack's lines near the end of "Poor Jack" have the Aesop "Even if you try something new and it doesn't work out, you can still learn something worthwhile from it. Lock, Shock and Barrel.
All There in the Manual: The last track on some prints of the soundtrack is a spoken word epilogue where Santa goes to visit Jack a few years later, and we learn Jack and Sally had a few kids.
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