By Scott Brown
Updated October 25, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Nightmare Before Christmas: Disney

In 1993, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was the pumpkin-king of stop-motion, that classic analog precedent to CG animation. Burton and detail-obsessed director-animator Henry Selick delivered a Goth-holiday mutation of Rankin-Bass Christmas classics. Now the tale of Jack Skellington, the Halloween avatar who disastrously annexes Christmas, is back in actual 3-D, a process that here doesn’t produce many in-your-face jolts, but limns Selick’s lapidary ghouls quite beautifully. Flattened for years on cable and video, Nightmare has been resurrected in all its tactile glory.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 76 minutes

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