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Now and Forever

It’s a Halloween movie set at Christmastime, but this one interlude from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is really more appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Jack Skellington and the ragdoll Sally sing “Now and Forever” before sharing a kiss on a moonlit night.



Even though it clocks in at less than six minutes, this 1982 stop-motion animation by Tim Burton remains one of his most  endearing and imaginative works. Vincent Price narrates the story of a precocious, young boy with an active fantasy life who avidly reads Edgar Allan Poe and dreams of growing up to become…Vincent Price.

Frankenweenie Sneak

Director Tim Burton offers a glimpse of his upcoming 3-D black-and-white stop-motion animation, a parody of and homage to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This is Burton’s second treatment of  the same material, as he previously created a short version of Frankenweenie in 1984. The new feature, due out on Oct. 5, tells the story of young Victor, who harnesses the power of science to bring back to life his beloved dog Sparky.  Victor tries to keep Sparky under wraps, but the creature can’t stay penned up, escaping to wreak havoc with Victor’s friends and neighbors. Vocal talents include several Burton regulars — Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau, among them, with Christopher Lee in an uncredited cameo portraying Dracula in an old movie playing on TV.

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