The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton has said that the decorations in stores is what inspired the poem in the movie. He was inspired after watching Halloween decorations being taken down, only to be replaced with Christmas decorations. Makes so much sense!
The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally supposed to be a Walt Disney film, signifying the next generation of Disney movies. However, the CEO at the time said the movie was “too dark for kids.” Instead it was released under Touchstone Pictures (part of Walt Disney Studios). I guess the film was such a big hit that it was later released in 3-D under Walt Disney.
The movie took three full years to complete, with about 100 people working on it. Considering how quickly movies are made now, that’s a pretty long time. But it makes sense – for each one second of filming, 12 stop-motion moves had to be made. It hurts my brain just thinking about it.
In 2001, Disney wanted to create a sequel to the successful movie. But Tim Burton was totally against it. He said, “I was always very protective of [Nightmare] not to do sequels or things of that kind. You know, ‘Jack visits Thanksgiving world’ or other kinds of things just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it.” Well said!
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