Bored and unhappy with the life of being “The Pumpkin King” Jack Skellington of Halloween Town, Jack sets out to find something exciting. Jack discovers “Christmas Town” and takes it upon himself to take over the duties of Santa to deliver toys across the world to children. —IMDb
Henry Selick (born November 30, 1952) is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.
After his academic studies, he went to work for Walt Disney Studios as an “in-betweener” and animator trainee on such films as Pete’s Dragon and The Small One. He became a full-fledged animator under Glen Keane on The Fox and the Hound. During his time at Disney, he met and worked around the likes of Tim Burton, Rick Heinrichs, Jorgen Klubien, Brad Bird, John Musker, Dan Haskett, Sue and Bill Kroyer, Ed Gombert, and Andy Gaskill. Years later, he claimed he learned a lot to improve his drawing, animation, and storytelling skills from Disney legend Eric Larson.
With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Selick was able to make the short film… read more
Maybe I'm missing out on whatever nostalgic quality this holds, because I just watched this for the first time last night and I just don't get it, I guess. I got really annoyed halfway through the film -- it felt as though they were just trying so hard (really the whole thing is a bit like your middle school Hot Topic phase, isn't it?) -- but I did enjoy the first half. Eh.
L’Etrange Noël de Monsieur Jack doit essentiellement à Tim Burton d’offrir une histoire très originale et laissant le soin à Selick de la mettre en scène. Au final, de ce dernier, on retiendra une… read review