The Nightmare Before Christmas - 1993 (PG )

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Year of Release: 1993
Rated: PG
Director(s): Henry Selick (Written and produced by Tim Burton)
Animation Studio: Disney/Touchstone
Approx. Running Time: 76 minutes
Format(s): Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

"A Feast For The Eyes And The Imagination!"
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder. This Special Edition of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates the groundbreaking accomplishments of the first full-length stop-motion animated feature with Bonus Materials never before available on DVD!

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King Of Halloween Town, decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. But his well-meaning mission unwittingly puts Santa Claus in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for all good little boys and girls everywhere! Who will save Christmas?

The visionary genius of Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow) and the ten original songs by Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo) make this critically acclaimed movie milestone a uniquely engaging fantasy for the whole family!

My Comments:

There's not much that needs to be said about this classic Tim Burton film. It is truly one of the most popular animated films ever made. Even 15 years after its original release, one can easily find t-shirts, action figures, purses, keychains, and other merchandise emblazened with "Jack Skellington's" face.

As for the movie itself, the idea and imagery - as with any other Tim Burton movie - is original and unforgettable, so much so that I can easily overlook the fact that it is essentially an animated musical. And that's saying a lot for me.

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