The skeletor king of Halloween Town, is bored with the same old bag of ghoulish tricks he uses for his annual scaring of humans on that special October night. This year, he is planning something particularly macabre for children to wake up to on Christmas morning.
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Didn't get to watch this as a child which is a pity. However, I found that this survived the test of time in the most pure of ways, every shot beautifully framed and every line of dialogue witty and concise. It has a quirky humor that belongs so well in that atmosphere and the songs are so catchy. 4.5/5
Gloomy magic sinister eerie classic Christmas tale that is sure to melt the heart of every child in town! Tim Burton sure as hell railed them money in with this one. People are suckers for fairy tales like this. This stuff is gold. Christmas movies like this one are a cash cow. It's got dollar signs all over it. Tim Burton knew it. Hollywood knew it. Let's drain it. But this is the real deal. Pure magic.
Honestly, I don't get what all the fuss is about. I could appreciate Danny Elfman's beautiful score and a bunch of quirky characters but after half an hour I got bored. Overall it was ok but nothing more...
An animated holiday classic. I grew up with this film and in many way it opened my eyes to the magic of cinema. The film holds up beautifully. Stop-motion animation is a purity and timeless effect that does not age. Burton's style oozes out of every frame. Beautiful.