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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Movie Information

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158

Avg. Rating:

3.10/4

# of Ratings:

703

Genres:

Animation, Fantasy

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/13/1993

DVD Release:

08/26/2008

Director:

Henry Selick

Actors:

Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Paul Reubens
Glenn Shadix

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Jack, "The Pumpkin King", discovers Christmas Town and tries to bring Christmas joy to Halloween Town. Things don't go as planned.

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Muskurana 09/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

I don't think children would like that :/ though.. I kinda liked it..

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mitchellyoung 01/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

This Halloween/Christmas story comes to life with Henry Sellick's imperfect and macabre stop-motion animation. It's full of a magical score by Danny Elfman, a heartwarming message, and lots of fascinating visuals - thanks in part to the Sellick-Burton collaboration. A goth Christmas classic.

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Caridad 01/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

my favorite christmas movie EVER! i cant get over it, even my 12 year old sister loved when i convinced her to watch it. i do admit that i would have liked to see more of the other characters as its mostly all about jack, but even if he is an skeleton i still got a crush on him hehe :)

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  Josh
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03/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Surprised, aren't you?"

One of the many pleasures about this film is that there is not a single recognizable landscape within it. Everything looks strange and haunting.

The movie, which tells the story of an attempt by Halloween to annex Christmas, is shot in a process called stop-action animation. In an ordinary animated film, the characters are drawn. Here they are constructed, and then moved a little, frame by frame, so that they appear to live. This allows a three-dimensional world to be presented, instead of the flatter universe of cell animation. And it is a godsend for the animators of "Nightmare," who seem to have built their world from scratch - every house, every stick and stone - before sending their skeletal characters in to inhabit it.

The movie begins with the information that each...

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3.5/4 

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  JLFM
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05/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Imaginative and Visually Stunning

The Nightmare Before Christmas represents what one might argue to be the most famous and well known stopmotion film of all time. It's one of the few films that generally receive annual viewings, and it's often raved as Tim Burton's best film (despite actually being directed by Henry Selick). Even if this is a case of style over substance, I couldn't help but be enchanted by this visually stunning picture, and I feel this is truly worthy of its cult classic status.

Jack Skellington, the hailed leader of Halloweenland wraps up yet another successful Halloween. The entire land loves him, and though Jack receives much adoration, he feels bored with his job, and wants something different. But when Jack accidentally finds himself in Christmastown, his life regains meaning. Loving what he see...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  The M.O.W.
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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fair movie targeted more to children than adults

"Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas" is a fair family film that has more weak points than strong points.

First, the music is not the best, They all sound pretty much the same, and none really stand out. The songs do sound like something zombies and monsters would sing however. I also think that there were just too many songs throughout the entire film.

The story is somewhat memorable, but pretty predictable. Personally, I think that children would like the story more than adults.

The performances are pretty good as well. However, the main characters don't have equal time on-screen. And many of the supporting characters could have been seen more, especially any that had a part in a subplot.

The animation is the biggest strength this film has. The characters are memor...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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