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Celebrating Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".

Halloween is coming soon, and with this comes many of our favorite spooky movies. However, there is one movie that is a Halloween movie to some and a Christmas movie to others. This is Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Whether you think it is a Halloween movie, Christmas movie, or both, we all can respect it for the work of art it is. This movie revolutionized the stop motion industry and created more interest around these types of films This movie consists of 110,000 individual frames that each had to be hand set by animators. Each individual frame plays a crucial part in telling this story of Jack Skellington and Sandy Clause. One minute of this film took animators a week to shoot, bringing the total time of production to about three years. This can be compared to the time it takes for non stop motion movies, which only take about a year to produce.

Did you know that Jack Skellington had two voice actors performing as him? Jack was voiced by Chris Sarandon for every talking scene. Yet, he was voiced by Danny Elfman for singing scenes. Danny Elfman was the composer of the music for the film and Tim Burton felt no one but Elfman could do the songs justice for the film. However, Elfman did not want to act, so he only agreed to do the singing for the film. This was executed so flawlessly that most people would never notice a difference between the two voices.

If you are a fan of this movie, like we are, then you will love the merchandise we have for the film. We try to always have merchandise in stock for this film. Especially, from October to December when we are all watching this movie over and over again. To see what we have in stock make sure to watch our website which is updated regularly. You can also check our Instagram for product spotlights @stagenine, or come into our store. Our hours are 10am – 7pm Monday – Friday, and 10am – 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Make sure to come and get any gifts you need during these holiday seasons, as well as treating yourself to something you want or did not know you needed!

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