History WesternAnimation / TheNightmareBeforeChristmas

13th Oct '17 6:10:45 AM whalewithwings
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Released to cinemas in 1993, this stop-motion animation film produced and conceived by Creator/TimBurton, though actually scripted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Henry Selick (as Burton himself was busy with ''Film/BatmanReturns'' at the time), starts with the citizens of HalloweenTown celebrating (you guessed it) Halloween in the grandest fashion possible, due to their love of (all right, unnerving obsession with) scaring everyone senseless. However, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, has grown rather tired of the same old thing, and yearns for something new in his life.

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Released to cinemas in 1993, this stop-motion animation film produced and conceived by Creator/TimBurton, though actually scripted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Henry Selick (as Burton himself was busy with ''Film/BatmanReturns'' at the time), starts with the grisly yet kind-mannered citizens of HalloweenTown celebrating (you guessed it) Halloween in the grandest fashion possible, due to their love of (all right, unnerving obsession with) scaring everyone senseless. However, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, has grown rather tired of the same old thing, and yearns for something new in his life.



Throw all that in with a boogie man fashioned from a burlap sack filled with insects, rousing musical numbers, scares a-plenty for the young ones, and some truly brilliant imagery and directing, and you get the now classic film ''The Nightmare Before Christmas''.

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Throw all that in with a boogie man boogeyman fashioned from a burlap sack filled with insects, rousing musical numbers, numbers so catchy they're scary, scares a-plenty for the young ones, and some truly brilliant imagery and directing, and you get the now widely beloved holiday classic film ''The Nightmare Before Christmas''.
9th Oct '17 11:57:16 AM Kissinger113
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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: While Oogie Boogie is taunting Sally and Santa Claus, if you look behind him, you can see Jack Skellington sneaking into the lair all spider-like. Doubles as a ChekhovsSkill in the scene immediately following.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: While Oogie Boogie is taunting Sally and Santa Claus, if you look behind him, you can see Jack Skellington sneaking into the lair all spider-like. Doubles as a ChekhovsSkill in the scene immediately following.
9th Oct '17 11:55:21 AM Kissinger113
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* HufflepuffHouse: The holiday dimensions besides HalloweenTown and Christmas Town

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* HufflepuffHouse: The holiday dimensions worlds besides HalloweenTown and Christmas Town
5th Oct '17 8:06:02 PM DocJamore
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It [[{{Fannage}} has a ridiculously large and well-documented article]] on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. Seriously, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightmare_Before_Christmas just look at it]]. [[http://www.nightmarebeforechristmas.net/ It also has a fan website called the Pumpkin Patch.]]



Now has [[Characters/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas a character sheet]] and [[FanFicRecs/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Fan Fic Recommendations]].
25th Sep '17 5:40:13 PM nombretomado
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---> '''Oogie:''' I'm going to do the best I can... (this is a reference to the BettyBoop cartoon ''The Old Man Of the Mountain, which was itself full of innuendo)

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---> '''Oogie:''' I'm going to do the best I can... (this is a reference to the BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop cartoon ''The Old Man Of the Mountain, which was itself full of innuendo)
23rd Aug '17 12:28:59 PM Psi001
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* TranquilFury: From the moment Jack [[spoiler: confronts Oogie, he never loses his affable composure as he dispatches his traps and gruesomely takes out the boogeyman, even scolding him beforehand for being such a shameful host to his friends.]]
-->'''Jack:''' [[DeathGlare Hello, Oogie...]]
18th Aug '17 10:17:07 AM DrNoPuma
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** "This is Halloween" has the "shadow of the moon at night" taking the form of Oogie Boogie. This is later confirmed to be his shadow in ''Oogie's Revenge''.

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** "This is Halloween" has the "shadow of the moon at night" taking the form of Oogie Boogie. This is later confirmed to be his shadow in ''Oogie's Revenge''. Also, if you listen closely to the instrumental part when the Shadow sings, it almost sounds like the opening to Oogie Boogie's Song.
7th Aug '17 2:37:40 PM DrNoPuma
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* CreepyCircusMusic: The climax has some pretty [[https://youtu.be/GFKWjd3KwF0?t=1m45s intense carnival-esque music]] as Oogie Boogie sics his casino-themed deathtraps on Jack.
1st Aug '17 5:21:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GlasgowGrin: Sally has a cute version, both because she's a rag doll and because she's clearly inspired by the {{Frankenstein}} monster.

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* GlasgowGrin: Sally has a cute version, both because she's a rag doll and because she's clearly inspired by the {{Frankenstein}} Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}} monster.
28th Jun '17 6:01:23 PM DrNoPuma
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* VillainSong: "Oogie Boogie's Song". It's sung by Ken Page, the same fellow who voiced King Gator in ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' and played Old Deuteronomy in the video version of ''Cats''. As such, it's amazing.

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* VillainSong: VillainSong:
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"Oogie Boogie's Song". Song", in which Oogie Boogie gloats about having captured Santa and threatens him with death, tries (and fails) to intimidate him, and generally throws his weight around. It's sung by Ken Page, the same fellow who voiced King Gator in ''AllDogsGoToHeaven'' ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' and played Old Deuteronomy in the video version of ''Cats''. As such, it's amazing.



** Of course, Jack himself could be considered a VillainProtagonist, making almost every song in the film a VillainSong.

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** Of course, Although Jack himself could be considered is technically a VillainProtagonist, most of his songs aren't exactly villainous in nature, although the ending of "Jack's Obsession" comes close. In it, Jack decides that the best way to understand Christmas is to try making almost every song his ''own'' Christmas, which he announces in a very CardCarryingVillain-esque way. Keep in mind, though, that considering the film BlueAndOrangeMorality of Halloween Town, Jack clearly considers this a VillainSong.[[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad good]] thing.
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