Updated 2018-Mar-20. Created 2007-Apr-09

Henry Selick (director, USA)

Stop motion genious (director, producer and writer)

Coraline (2009, USA)

The perfection in stop-motion animation. Poetic, voluptuous and dark (from a Neil Gaiman 's book; music by Danny Elfman )

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, USA)

Groundbreaking stop-motion animation musical (story from Tim Burton, music Danny Elfman).
The film is an adaptation of a poem from Tim Burton (parody of the famous “Night before Christmas” poem by Moore that Burton wrote and illustrated while employed at Disney!). A ghoulish tale with wicked humour and stunning animation; the first feature length stop-motion animated film in history.
Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town. He decides to hijack Christmas holiday for himself, in good spirit, but doesn’t quite understand the concept!... Edgar Allen Poe and Dr. Seuss in a blender! Heart-warming, magical and enchanted despite its ironic and creepy dark tone.

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James and the Giant Peach (1996).