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Favorite stop-motion film: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' or 'James and the Giant Peach'?

Stop-motion animation is a true art form. It's a painstaking endeavor with some films only getting up to one to two minutes of footage per week, yet the result is flawless. When it comes to the paragon of top stop-motion films, there are two that instantly come to mind. One is “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the story about a sad skeleton that longs for more; the other is "James and the Giant Peach," a tale about a boy traveling on a big fruit with a bunch of insects. Which is your favorite?

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” has long been lauded as the stop-motion film. Created and produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick, the 1993 animated movie follows the skinless-yet-charming Jack Skellington who finds himself bored of his native Halloween Town. One day he stumbles upon Christmas Town, and, just like any middle-aged woman watching the Hallmark Channel, becomes instantly obsessed. 

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a classic stop-motion flick for a good reason. Its sets and character designs are flawless, coming together to form visuals that are as delicious as candy. Put that against a score written by Danny Elfman, and you have a delightful movie that’s given Hot Topic half of their franchise for the past two decades. 

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Another huge debate surrounding “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is whether it’s a Halloween or a Christmas film. But we’ll save that question for another time. 

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Believe it or not, “James and the Giant Peach” was also produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick, although you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that knows that right off the bat. If you did, four for you, Glen Coco! 

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“James and the Giant Peach” is a tale about a little British boy that lives with detestable aunts and longs to escape to New York. Luckily, he does that, but not before he embarks on his travels on an oversized peach and becomes friends with some (kind of creepy) bugs. Okay, fine, one’s a spider, but you catch the drift. 

Although not as popular as “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “James and the Giant Peach” is a jaunty movie that’s worth the watch. It also boasts Miriam Margolyes and Joanna Lumley as part of its cast, so really, how bad can it be? 

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Favorite stop-motion film: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' or 'James and the Giant Peach'?
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