Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Pumpkin King Turns 20!

It’s time to shake the dust off your bones because the Bone Daddy just turned 20. That’s right it’s time to celebrate 20 years of the Nightmare Before Christmas.

If you are not familiar with Jack Skellington (my all time favorite) The Pumpkin King leads the residents of Halloween Town in a frightful celebration every Halloween, but he has grown tired of the same routine year after year. Wandering in the forest outside the cemetery, he accidentally opens a portal to "Christmas Town". Impressed by the feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his understanding of the festivities to the Halloween Town residents. They fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything he says to their idea of Halloween. He reluctantly decides to play along and announces that they will take over Christmas.

Jack's obsession with Christmas leads him to usurp the role of Santa Claus. Every resident is assigned a task, while Sally, a rag doll woman who is created by the town's mad scientist, begins to feel a romantic attraction towards Jack. However, she alone fears that his plans will become disastrous. Jack assigns Lock, Shock and Barrel, a trio of mischievous children, to abduct Santa and bring him back to Halloween Town. Against Jack's wishes and largely for their amusement, the trio deliver Santa to Oogie Boogie, a gambling-addict bogeyman who plots to play a game with Santa's life at stake. And this is where the chaos reigns supreme in Halloween Town and Christmas Town…

Oh, how should I celebrate…

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