How satisfying it’s to find Don Hertzfeldt’s self-made saga of schizophrenia and self-loss nestling comfortably in the higher reaches of our rankings. Pixar scored a hat trick—in three-D—with the third film of its signature franchise. Romance, music and comedy mix in a latter-day Disney milestone. Aardman’s first characteristic applied their signature type to a story of farmed chickens attempting to break free.
Jack crafts a plan to kidnap Father Christmas, or Sandy Claws, as he calls him. It all began in 1982, with a poem written by Tim Burton, then a humble animator at Disney. A 12 months later, Burton pitched A Nightmare Before Christmas to his bosses as a TV special. But the powers that be thought the thought “too weird,” and the project went on the again burner until Beetlejuice and Batman made Burton a hot property.
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