Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Film #36 of Project 90
”Life’s no fun without a good scare!”
Creativity is leaking out of every frame of this visually stunning little animation, the way Henry Selick and his team of artists use the lovely stop-motion technique, colors, lights and revolutionary effects to bring an utterly crazy, dark and scary world to life can only be described by the word delightful, with their vision and matchless visual innovation they make The Nightmare Before Christmas an unforgettable feast for eyes. Story’s general lack of surprise may slow down the film a little bit but Danny Elfman’s score, a town full of exquisite characters (the guy with the ax in his head, the vampires and the hanged skeletons are just…
Life's no fun without a good scare.
Forever a favorite of those goth kids who smoked cigarettes during wood shop class, The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those weird little cult films that despite the "cult" description, it would seem that just about every person on Earth has seen or at least heard of. Which is why I've always been kind of afraid to admit I had never seen this film until the other night. You never know where those angry hipsters could be listening. Hiding behind a tree in the park. Rummaging through garbage around the corner.
Halloween has and forever will be my favorite holiday, so the fact that I am only just now watching this film…
Part of the Buddy the Elf Challenge.
There’s an ingenius marketing strategy behind The Nightmare Before Christmas as it’s essentially two holiday films in one and pretty much guarantees a surge in interest during the months of October and December. Although the film was conceived by gothic master Tim Burton, it could so easily have been a mediocre money-maker, as are many films with seasonal themes, but it was clearly made with love and affection and is a classic because of it.
The novelty of claymation has enough appeal in itself. The amount of time and effort that goes into each individual shot is something that can barely be comprehended considering how speedily a computer can construct an animated sequence…
Part Three of A Very Merry Christmas Challenge
A macabre, wonderfully dark, and enchanting exploration of both Halloween and Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a true stunner by Tim Burton. Featuring wonderful voice work and musical numbers, a miraculous level of detail, and a story that unravels perfectly along with the breathtaking animation; this film easily ranks as the best film to watch in that weird time of year where fall and winter are jarringly intertwined.
Simply put, It's lovely in the most demented way.
On the one hand, this has a ridiculously weak plot, very little character development, and some wonky-ass songs. On the other hand, I can't think of a better movie to watch while wrapped in a big cozy blanket with a nice hot bowl of tomato soup on your lap, a sleeping dog at your feet, snow twinkling in the windows, a Brazilian prostitute giving you a blowjob, listening to the gentle howl of the autumn wind outside your door.
I think the latter hand wins out.
And on a dark cold night, under full moonlight, he flies into the fog like a vulture in the sky! And they call him, Sandy... Clawssss...!
After years studying animation and paying his dues being an in-betweener to a full fledged animator both for studios and as a freelancer, Henry Selick made his feature film directorial debut thanks to Tim Burton being tied up with Batman Returns and supposedly not wanting to go through the pain of making a stop motion animated feature film at the time. Often referred to as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, overlooking Selick's directing, style and work ethic on this film would be a sin.
Another piece of the puzzle is having…
Good soundtrack and creative story make this movie a fun time for all.
Film # 21 of the "Scavenger Hunt #2" Challenge
Task # 8: A film featuring claymation or stop motion
Tim Burton has his own style, which is clearly present in every one of his movies. Everything breaths the typical, dark and fairytale like atmosphere. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was written by Burton, but directed by Henry Selick.
Selick had some experience with stop-motion, so the perfect man for the job. The characters, characteristic world and the atmosphere came from Burton’s mind, but it was Selick that brought them to life.
Both of them made it into an amazing piece of art. There is so much going on, so many wonderful and unique things to see. The movie is…
When you mean to bring a playfully gothic sensibility to a Christmas movie, naming the protagonist Jack Skellington is an excellent start. Cleverly self-aware without ever being self-indulgent, The Nightmare Before Christmas has everything you want out of a great kids movie: a resourceful, charismatic hero who nonetheless needs a little bit of adventure to stitch together his insecurities, a vibrant world - no matter how many bits are falling off of it, many puns taken as literally as possible, a slapstick chorus, a mad scientist, a villain that teaches you the true meaning and value of fear, and man's best undead friend. That's just in Halloween. Once you get Santa involved, it goes to a whole other level. The…
I attempted to watch this movie one night when having a sleepover with my cousins at my Aunt's house. Within the first 10 minutes we turned the film off because we grew bored with it. Now, 12 years later, I was kind of hoping that I would be able to enjoy this film because it is held in such high regard, and I've always loved Tim Burton's work.
However, yet again, 10 minutes into the film I was finding myself bored. I ended up playing games on my tablet for the majority of the film and listened to the movie as it played in the background. The one time I glanced up was when Oogie Boogie was on-screen, so it's safe to say that I enjoyed his performance. But other than that, I think this one is a miss for me.
I might revisit it one day when I have my own kids, see how it fares then. :)
Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!
Um filme excelente, o visual e a animação estão perfeitas, dá gosto ver filmes assim.
A história foge do padrão de beleza das animações, torna-se macabra e ao mesmo tempo muito interessante, como seria o Natal se o Pai Natal fosse um esqueleto?
never grow up
Still a wonderfully imaginative and entertaining holiday animated film that never ceases to entertain, despite it's producer/creator Tim Burton has displayed in it's wake. Henry Selick deservers so much more credit for his work here, adapting Burton's original vision into something simplistic yet lively & fun. The animation is so fluid, the songs are so memorable and the message of trying to find one's place on this Earth is essential to anyone.
Is it a Halloween movie or is it a Christmas movie? That is the biggest discussion talked about when ever anyone brings up this movie. For me it is a Halloween movie but I wouldn't argue with anyone who says it is a Christmas movie. In fact it is a movie that can be watch anytime and still have the same impact it gives when watching it on either Holiday. One of the first of its kind with stop motion animation. Not all of the songs are catchy but with a run time of only 70 minutes Tim Burton and Henry Selick managed to balance everything needed to make this movie great.
if you like stop motion, Oingo Bongo, Burton (when he was at his best), or Danny Elfman then this gothic musical is for you.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…