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Episode 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Meet the Thunder Tube!

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This is Halloween! The Rotoscopers’ gang discusses Disney’s cult classic Halloween-Christmas film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.


  • The Thunder Tube!
  • News: New Disney and Pixar release dates (Phineas & Ferb, Ron & Jon 2D animated film, Untitled Pixar Film), viral website for Monsters UniversityThe Swan Princess Christmas
  • Remember to send in your submissions for the Best of 2012 Show!
  • New game segment: Wizard’s Duel!
  • Main Discussion: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Misconceptions: Tim Burton did not direct this film; Henry Selick did!
  • Touchstone release, do you consider it a Disney film?
  • Hardcore Nightmare Before Christmas fans
  • Design & animation: popup book aesthetic, spindly characters
  • The beginning: starts with a rythme, not “scare-the-pants-off-of-you” scary, “This is Halloween”, fangirl witches, muppets cameo?
  • Jack Skellington: iconic Burton character, naive, eccentric genius, James and the Giant Peach cameo
  • Danny Elfman: the film’s composer and singing voice of Jack
  • Does the love story between Sally and Jack work?
  • Other characters: Sally; the Mayor; Santa; Lock, Shock & Barrel
  • Who is Vincent van Ghoul? Vincent Price tangent
  • The songs: subpar, quick and complex, “What’s This?”, “Oogie Boogie’s Song”, “Sally’s Song”, “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”, Nightmare Revisited CD
  • What would be your favorite holiday town?
  • Scenes of note: the swirly hill, relationship between Sally and the mad scientist
  • Lesson and morals of the film? Morgan’s specialization/globalization rant
  • Sequel talk and Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland
  • Who is the real villain? Jack or Oogie Boogie?
  • Don’t forget to check out our movie/Blu-Ray/art book reviews! Also enter our Snow White art book contest!

Runtime: 1:25:29, 41.1 MB


Produced by: Morgan Stradling

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.