It would be churlish of me to give my favourite childhood film any less than 5-stars considering the influence it had upon my aesthetic and moral sensibilities. I mean, I would have been a goth as a teenager has I been less scared of adding further injury to my already injurious bullying! Selick's team's animation is insectoid-balletic and Burton's drawings are brought to vivid life. Imbued with eepie-creepie wonder.
Magistrale. La storia della voglia di cambiamento e l'ingenuità di un popolo che cerca di stravolgere le proprie abitudini a fin di bene, ma, seppur in buona fede, combina un disastro pantagruelico, rischiando di rovinare la festa più amata al mondo. Una colorata storia ricca di eccentrici personaggi e splendide musiche, sorretta da una bellissima morale. Renato Zero nei panni di doppiatore è una rivelazione.
This film feels as much authentic Burton as it can get. I am usually no big fan of the theatrical, musical style, but I have to admit it's done really well. The idea of making Halloween and Christmas separate worlds that comically mix up is very fresh and fun. Neatly done, authentic and pure, just not my style though.
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
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.
A nostalgia trip every Christmas (yes, it's a Christmas movie - get over it). The quirky, lovable Elfman score is belted out by a slew of beautifully ugly characters, and it mostly stands the test of time. How does anybody here have the nerve to call it obnoxious or trying? Just because mall goths happen to obsess over it ten years after its release doesn't mean it had anything to do with that aesthetic in 1993...