History YMMV / TheNightmareBeforeChristmas

14th Aug '16 5:52:46 PM backpack
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** Are any of the characters actually "good" or "evil" in the sense that we understand it? Their homes are the origins of our Holidays, so it's not hard to imagine that they're all mythological archetypes. This would pretty much make them all amoral, since free will wouldn't be a thing for them.
30th Jul '16 1:29:00 PM nombretomado
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Every. Single. Note of DannyElfman's score and songs! It's just as much his movie as it is Tim Burton's.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Every. Single. Note of DannyElfman's Music/DannyElfman's score and songs! It's just as much his movie as it is Tim Burton's.
30th Jul '16 12:19:45 PM SergeantLuke
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people aren't even aware of the poem the movie was based on. Which is understandable, since it wasn't published in book form until after the movie came out, and was only sporadically available for a good 20 years. Now that it's received [[http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-nightmare-before-christmas-tim-burton/1115869702?ean=9781423178699&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP346&k_clickid=3x346 a big re-release for its 20th anniversary]] and has generally stayed on bookstore shelves in the years afterward, it's become a bit more well-known.
24th Jul '16 6:12:22 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Several parents won't let their little children watch it because it looks too scary, while the actual film, outside of the kooky visuals and character designs, doesn't actually contain a lot which is unsuitable for a younger audience. It doesn't help that Disney [[ExecutiveMeddling deliberately]] moved ''Nightmare'' under its Touchstone label for the NightmareFuel, despite the fact that Disney [[NightmareFuel/{{Disney}} has plenty of its own]]. But it was put back into the Disney label eventually.
4th Jun '16 10:48:56 PM nombretomado
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Averted, mostly. As Halloween Town has made most of its appearances in ''KingdomHearts'', it's been pretty good. As for the PS2 game...decent, but it would have made a better movie sequel than a game.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Averted, mostly. As Halloween Town has made most of its appearances in ''KingdomHearts'', it's been pretty good. As for the PS2 [=PS2=] game...decent, but it would have made a better movie sequel than a game.
24th May '16 11:08:37 PM LBHills
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** Someone has said that he doesn't consider Oogie Boogie evil. That person? Tim Burton.

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** Someone Tim Burton has said that he doesn't consider Oogie Boogie evil. That person? Tim Burton.evil.
28th Apr '16 8:59:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Harlequin Demon has a reasonable amount of [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?order=9&q=nightmare+before+christmas+harlequin+demon&offset=0 fanart]].

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Harlequin Demon has a reasonable amount of [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?order=9&q=nightmare+before+christmas+harlequin+demon&offset=0 fanart]].fanart]].
** The Clown with the Tear-Away Face also gets a lot of attention.
26th Mar '16 4:58:45 PM MagBas
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* DieForOurShip: Because she's Jack's official love interest, poor Sally gets bashed by fangirls who pair their MarySue [=OC=]s with Jack.

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* DieForOurShip: Because she's Jack's official love interest, poor Sally gets bashed by fangirls who pair their MarySue [=OC=]s with Jack.
19th Mar '16 6:19:12 PM jameygamer
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* TheWoobie: All those who feel sorry for Henry Selick because he ''never'' gets any credit for this film, raise your hand. While he was a director-for-hire for Burton because he was away filming Batman Returns, he is still responsible for putting it all together. Luckily this seems to have changed a bit after his adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' was advertised as being from the director of ''Nightmare'', causing some controversy over whether the studio was trying to falsely imply that Burton was involved and bringing a lot of attention to Selick. [[note]]This has had the unfortunate side effect of some people trying to downplay Burton's involvement and claim that it was all Selick, which isn't true. Burton wrote the poem the film was based on, was the one that decided to make it a musical, was heavily involved in the pre-production (contributing concept art, story boards, and co-writing the songs with Danny Elfman- though he declined a lyric credit), and handpicked Selick to direct the film. While it's good that Selick is getting more credit for his involvement, downplaying Burton's involvement ignores how significant Burton was in getting the film made. [[/note]] For the record, [[WordOfGod Selick himself]] acknowledges that the film was Burton's idea and that his job was to bring Burton's vision to life.

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* TheWoobie: All those who feel sorry for Henry Selick because he ''never'' gets any credit for this film, raise your hand. While he was a director-for-hire for Burton because he was away filming Batman Returns, ''Batman Returns'', he is still responsible for putting it all together. Luckily this seems to have changed a bit after his adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' was advertised as being from the director of ''Nightmare'', causing some controversy over whether the studio was trying to falsely imply that Burton was involved and bringing a lot of attention to Selick. [[note]]This has had the unfortunate side effect of some people trying to downplay Burton's involvement and claim that it was all Selick, which isn't true. Burton wrote the poem the film was based on, was the one that decided to make it a musical, was heavily involved in the pre-production (contributing concept art, story boards, and co-writing the songs with Danny Elfman- though he declined a lyric credit), and handpicked Selick to direct the film. While it's good that Selick is getting more credit for his involvement, downplaying Burton's involvement ignores how significant Burton was in getting the film made. [[/note]] For the record, [[WordOfGod Selick himself]] acknowledges that the film was Burton's idea and that his job was to bring Burton's vision to life.
18th Mar '16 3:35:07 AM CaptainTedium
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** Lock, Shock and Barrel have quite the popular fanbase, despite them being three homicidal, malicious, violent children. Although they do a HeelFaceTurn later...

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** Lock, Shock and Barrel have quite the popular fanbase, despite them being three homicidal, malicious, violent children. Although they do undergo a HeelFaceTurn later...



* LoveToHate: Oogie Boogie.

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* LoveToHate: Oogie Boogie.Boogie is a malicious sadist and also a very popular villain.



* OneSceneWonder: The Easter Bunny and Shrunken Head Kid.

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* OneSceneWonder: The Easter Bunny and Shrunken Head Kid.Kid both only appear for short scenes, but are among the most meorable characters.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The border of the removable faceplate on the Mayor puppet's happy face is clearly visible.

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The border of the removable faceplate on the Mayor puppet's happy face is clearly visible.
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