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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 63. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

August 15, 2011

63. The Nightmare Before Christmas (2 Disc Collector’s Edition) [DVD] (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.

Favorite Quote:
Oogie Boogie Man
: J-J-J-Jack! But they said you were dead. You must be – double dead!

Also Starring: Danny ElfmanCatherine O’HaraWilliam HickeyGreg ProopsPaul Reubens
Directed by:
Henry Selick
Written by: Tim Burton (story)
Michael McDowell (adaptation)
Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
Length: 76 min
Budget:$18,000,000
Gross Revenue: $75,082,668

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: It took a group of around 100 people three years to complete this movie.

For one second of film, up to 12 stop-motion moves had to be made.

Review: Any Disney romantic horror movie that features the kidnaping and torture of Santa Claus AND a singing skeleton is a shoe-in on any top list I make.

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) 

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 64. Almost Famous (2000)

CRITERIA FOR MAKING THIS LIST

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    July 19, 2012 10:59

    OMG, I just sat down and watched Nightmare before Christmas again… so funny to find your post now! I wish I could live in HalloweenTown, it’s too cool!

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