The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton’s beloved stop-frame animated musical. Directed by stop frame guru Henry Selick (work includes the creatures in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, James And The Giant Peach), the Dr Seuss-ian tale follows Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. Bored by the October festivities, he searches for something new and stumbles upon Christmas Town. So taken with the idea, Jack returns to Halloween Town and tries to excite the resident skeletons, bats, gouls & other nasties with the Christmas spirit.

1993Rating: PG76 minsUSA
AnimatedKids & FamilyMusical
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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

If you haven’t seen The Nightmare Before Christmas at any stage in the last fourteen years, then it’s definitely worth a look. The story might be slight, the music a bit too operatic, but it’s the design of the world that is utterly fantastic.

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Variety

Variety

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The dazzling techniques employed here create a striking look that's never been seen in such sustained form, making this a unique curio that will appeal to kids and film enthusiasts alike...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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This delectably ghoulish fairy tale, conceived by Mr. Burton as a full-length film made in stop-motion animation (think of the California Raisins on a dark and stormy night), has a clever visual format that keeps it streamlined and sharp...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A feast for the eyes and the imagination...

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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For fans of Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical, [3D] adds both a literal and figurative dimension to the experience...

4.0
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BBC

BBC

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Evidence of the rich and varied possibilities of stop-motion animation...

4.0
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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

flicks

If you haven’t seen The Nightmare Before Christmas at any stage in the last fourteen years, then it’s definitely worth a look. The story might be slight, the music a bit too operatic, but it’s the design of the world that is utterly fantastic.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The dazzling techniques employed here create a striking look that's never been seen in such sustained form, making this a unique curio that will appeal to kids and film enthusiasts alike...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This delectably ghoulish fairy tale, conceived by Mr. Burton as a full-length film made in stop-motion animation (think of the California Raisins on a dark and stormy night), has a clever visual format that keeps it streamlined and sharp...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A feast for the eyes and the imagination...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

For fans of Tim Burton’s stop-motion musical, [3D] adds both a literal and figurative dimension to the experience...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Evidence of the rich and varied possibilities of stop-motion animation...

4.0
0

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