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Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas [videorecording] /

by Burton, Tim [actor,]; Thompson, Caroline [screenwriter.]; Selick, Henry [film director.]; Sarandon, Chris [actor.]; Reubens, Paul [actor.]; O'Hara, Catherine [actor.]; Elfman, Danny [composer.]; Burton, Tim; Walt Disney Pictures [production company.]; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual material ©2013Edition: Twentieth anniversary edition.Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 76 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.Other title: Nightmare before Christmas.Uniform titles: Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas (Motion picture).Subject(s): Santa Claus -- Drama | Halloween -- Drama | Good and evil -- Drama | Christmas films | Fantasy films | Musical films | Animated films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Animated films | Christmas films | Drama | Fantasy films | Feature films | Musical films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Tim Burton, Chris Sarandon, Paul 'Pee Wee Herman' Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix.Summary: Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!
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This stop-motion animated fable was a big hit when it was released -- not only at the box office, but critically. It was praised for its stunning originality and for the excellence of its execution. In addition, it was praised for being a completely absorbing fable that both grownups and children can enjoy, so long as the children are able to its handle scary bits (beginning perhaps at age seven or eight). In the story, Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon) is the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, a realm of reality where the inhabitants make it their life's work to scare humans on Halloween. He's good at his work, and is very popular around town, but it all bores him. In a funk one day, he wanders into a wood where every tree is the doorway to realms serving one or another human holiday, and falls through the doorway into Christmas. There, he sees scenes of such glee and good will that he is overwhelmed. He returns to Halloweentown with the inspiration to persuade his fellow citizens to kidnap Santa and do Christmas in their own Halloweentown way -- complete with snakes and shrunken heads. Despite strong arguments against this project by Jack's otherwise loyal girlfriend, Sally (voice of Catherine O'Hara), Santa (voice of Edward Ivory) is duly captured, and the townspeople prepare a very special Christmas for everyone. Jack is excited about the new plan, and at first doesn't notice that Sally isn't around much anymore. Meanwhile, Oogie Boogie (voice of Ken Page), a sinister opponent of Jack's, has re-kidnapped Santa and has captured Sally as well. Since Sally is the true love of Jack's life and (he eventually realizes) the only one who can be relied upon to tell him the truth in every circumstance, a confrontation with Oogie Boogie becomes inevitable. In addition to being a monumental work of animation (it took over 120 animators and many more technicians more than two years to film it), this show features ten very appropriate musical numbers by composer Danny Elfman, who also supplies Jack's singing voice. In October 2006, fans of the innovative animated classic got to experience The Nightmare Before Christmas in a whole new dimension when the film was re-released into theaters in Disney Digital 3-D -- a process developed to add remarkable new depth to films that were originally released in standard 2-D. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Blu-ray, regions A,B,C, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; 7.1 Dolby TrueHD (English), 5.1 Dolby digital (English, French, Spanish); 1080p high definition; requires Blu-ray player.

English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Tim Burton, Chris Sarandon, Paul 'Pee Wee Herman' Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix.

Based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Rating: PG; for some scary images CHV rating: PG.

Special features: Tim Burton movie introduction; "What's this?" Jack's haunted mansion holiday tour; Frankenweenie short film; Vincent - short film; Tim Burton's original poem narrated by Christopher Lee; audio commentaries; behind-the-scenes; worlds of Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas; deleted scenes.

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