Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Tim Burton "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (Christopher Lee)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated version of the original poem by Tim Burton, that triggered the hugely popular, Henry Selick directed Disney feature film. Fetchingly animated using Tim's drawings, and narrated by that veteran of the horror movie, Christopher Lee, this is a delight for all of its 11 minutes. Halloweentown resident Jack Skellington decides to abduct Santa and deliver his own selection of presents to the town's children: "Jack happily issued each present and toy/ From rooftop to rooftop he jumped and he skipped/ leaving presents that seem to be straight from a crypt." And despite a spot of anti-sleigh barrage and missiles don't fear for the children; Santa delivers all right. On the YouTube link provided seemingly only me and my dog have viewed the piece whilst over a million have clicked for the song and opening credits for the movie itself, The Nightmare Before Christmas Intro whereas the overlaid Marilyn Manson track to the movie has had over 9 million views. Stick with Christopher Lee.

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