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Podcast: 25 years of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

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In our last Skwigly Animation Podcast of 2018 we look back at the seminal stop-motion feature The Nightmare Before Christmas which this year celebrated its 25th anniversary – and are delighted to welcome the film’s screenwriter Caroline Thompson to discuss her career and contributions to the film.

With prior work including the novel First Born and scripts for Edward Scissorhands and the 1991 Addams Family movie, Caroline’s work on The Nightmare Before Christmas – alongside the film’s captivating score and musical numbers by Danny Elfman, design by Rick Heinrichs and direction by Henry Selick as well as an immensely talented production team – shaped it into one of the most important and beloved stop-motion feature films of all time. Subsequent to Nightmare Caroline’s other projects include Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Black Beauty, Corpse Bride and the recently-released Welcome to Marwen (out in the UK this January).

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Also discussed in this episode: The online reaction to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the animated shorts in the running for 2019 Oscar nominations.

Presented by Ben Mitchell and Steve Henderson
Interview conducted by Ben Mitchell
Edited and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell
Special thanks to Isabel Peppard

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@themooks @skwigly Yeah! That's when it becomes << actual magic >>
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@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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