Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 63. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Plot: In this animated modern classic Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year.
One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas.
Also Starring: Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Greg Proops, Paul Reubens
Directed by: Henry Selick
Written by: Tim Burton (story)
Michael McDowell (adaptation)
Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
Length: 76 min
Gross Revenue: $75,082,668
For one second of film, up to 12 stop-motion moves had to be made.
Hmm, I wonder if that statement justifies me to put The Santa Clause with Tim Allen on this list…? Well, you just have to wait and see…
Oscar Count: 1 nomination: Best Effects, Visual Effects (Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Ariel Velasco-Shaw, Gordon Baker)
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