The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

(On DVD, June 2002) This is a mind-boggling film: Not only for the intricate step-motion animation work that has gone into it, but also for the freedom of imagination and wit the filmmakers were allowed in making this film a reality. I don’t think anyone has ever seen anything like it before, and that in itself is sufficient to make it a solid recommendation. The art design is awesome, the characters are well-defined and the whole film has the feel of an instant classic. Kids will love it, sullen teens will love it and parents… well, they just might. It’s difficult to imagine anyone not loving it.

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