• Frys.com #6756315
  • Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
  • UPC #786936814217
  • Model #10689300
    • Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Children's/Family
    • MPAA Rating: PG
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    (Manufacturer # 10689300 )

    Plot
      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

    Bonus Features

    • Tim Burton movie introduction
    • What's This?" Jack's Haunted Mansion Holiday Tour
    • Frankenweenie short film (uncut version) with introduction by Tim Burton
    • Vincent: Short film
    • Tim Burton's original poem narrated by Christopher Lee
    • Audio commentary by Tim Burton, Director Henry Selick and Music Designer Danny Elfman
    • Behind-the-scenes making of the movie
    • The worlds of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Deleted scenes

    Actors

      Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory

    Director

      Henry Selick

    Producer

      Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, Bill Gavin, Tim Robinson
    Awards
      Rating
        Mild Violence, Adult Situations, Suitable for Children
      Audio
      • Sound : DTHD/DD5.1
      • Language : Eng/Fre/Spa
      • Subtitles : Fre/Spa
      Video
      • Screen : COLOR/WSE/3D
      • Dar : 1.85:1/1.66:1

      Review

        Though The Nightmare Before Christmas was universally acclaimed for its seemingly kid-friendly stop-motion animation, parents of the youngest tots should be duly warned. The expressionistic world created by producer/production designer Tim Burton and director Henry Selick may be full of jaw-dropping invention, but it also includes scenes of Santa Claus being tortured on a rack, and a confused child pulling a severed head from his stocking (rendered about as mildly as such a thing can be). What excuses these almost PG-13 images is that tongues are firmly planted in cheek, and everything is placed aright by the end, no serious damage done. Throw in Danny Elfman's lovely score, and the children may be too caught up to ask, "Mommy, why is that Jack Skellington man behaving that way?" The Nightmare Before Christmas was both one of the most imaginative and technologically sophisticated creations that had ever been seen at the time of its release. In a stroke of marketing genius, the film works as both a Halloween and a Christmas movie, combining Burton's fondness for the spooky by-products of the former with the latter's ability to ascribe classic status, which the film capitalizes on. Halloweentown is like a haunted thrill ride for the eyes, popping with trademark Burton twists and gnarls that also possess an underlying sweetness: Just look at the expressiveness of Jack's skeletal eyes. So what if he's a bit of a prankster? That just feeds Burton's and Selick's ghoulish sensibilities, without which this would not be such a subversive "family classic" that should amaze all ages, if for different reasons. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
      Product Info
      • Release Date : August 30, 2011
      • Length : 76 Minutes
      • Dvdsides : 3
      • Dvddiscs : 3
      • Upc : 786936814217


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