The Nightmare Before Christmas
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG)
D: Henry Selick
Buena Vista/Touchstone (Tim Burton & Denise di Novi)
W: Caroline Thompson & Michael McDowell
DP: Pete Kozachik
Ed: Stan Webb
Mus: Danny Elfman
voices of: Chris Sarandon / Danny Elfman (Jack Skellington), Catherine O'Hara (Sally), William Hickey (Dr. Finklestein), Glenn Shadix (Mayor of Halloween Town), Paul Reubens (Lock), Ed Ivory (Santa Claus)
A unique, imaginative and brilliantly executed animated fantasia from the mind of Tim Burton (serving as producer), although the credit should really go to the animation department who perfected stop-motion photography techniques necessary for making this the seasonal classic it has become.
The story is a macabre twist on How The Grinch Stole Christmas, given a real burst of originality by Danny Elfman's songs.
Maybe not for really young children, but a festive treat for the family (whether it be for Halloween or Christmas).