Nightmare before Christmas 3d - Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman, Henry Selick
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A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.
Audiences will get closer than ever to Halloweentown's beloved Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally (Catherine O'Hara), a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters - Lock (Paul Reubens), Shock (Catherine O'Hara) and Barrel (Danny Elfman) - to help him kidnap Santa Claus (Edward Ivory).
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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film animation Christmas comedy horror stop motion monster ghoul ghost Halloween romance Santa
Persons of interest
- Danny Elfman .... Jack Skellington (singing), Barrel, Clown with the Tear away Face
- Chris Sarandon .... Jack Skellington
- Catherine O'Hara .... Sally, Shock
- William Hickey .... Dr Finkelstein
- Glenn Shadix .... Mayor
- Paul Reubens .... Lock
- Ken Page .... Oogie Boogie
- Edward Ivory .... Santa Claus
- Susan McBride .... Big Witch, WWD
- Debi Durst .... Corpse Kid, Corpse Mother, Small Witch
- Greg Proops .... Harlequin Demon, Devil, Sax Player
- Kerry Katz .... Man Under the Stairs, Vampire, Corpse Dad
- Randy Crenshaw .... Mr Hyde, Behemoth, Vampire
- Sherwood Ball .... Mummy, Vampire
- Carmen Twillie .... Undersea Gal, Man Under the Stairs
- Glenn Walters .... Wolfman
- Tim Burton .... Storywriter
- Michael McDowell .... Screenwriter
- Caroline Thompson .... Screenwriter
- Henry Selick .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- Nightmare before Christmas 3d official movie site
- Nightmare before Christmas 3d film production notes
- Nightmare before Christmas 3d QuickTime movie trailers
- Awards and film festivals:
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS - Oscars) 1994: Nominated: Best Effects, Visual Effects (Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Ariel Velasco-Shaw, Gordon Baker)
- Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards 1994: Won: Saturn Award Best Fantasy Film, Best Music (Danny Elfman); Nominated: Saturn Award: Best Director (Henry Selick), Best Special Effects (Ariel Velasco-Shaw, Eric Leighton, Gordon Baker)
- Annie Awards 1994: Won: Best Individual Achievement for Artistic Excellence in the Field of Animation (Deane Taylor), Best Individual Achievement for Creative Supervision in the Field of Animation (Henry Selick); Nominated: Best Animated Film
- Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes) 1994: Nominated: Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Danny Elfman)
- Hugo Awards 1994: Nominated: Best Dramatic Presentation
- London Film Festival 2006: Special screening
- Young Artist Awards 1994: Nominated: Outstanding Family Motion Picture - Action/Adventure
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Special Agent Matti
Nightmare before Christmas 3d is a strange little film about weirdo freaks who just want to be happy but don't know how to get there because they've spent all their lives as weirdo freaks. It manages to both celebrate and take the piss out of Christmas in a way that most other Christmas movies don't.
Having never seen this film in two dimensions I won't comment on the transfer to three other than to say that it seems fine. Also, there are no new scenes added to "enhance" the extra-dimensional experience.
This is a fun flick that's just in time for Halloween.
The animation, Christmas, comedy movie Nightmare before Christmas 3d is directed by Henry Selick and stars Angela Bassett, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman.
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76 minutes (1:16 hours)