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Nightmare Before Christmas - Strings on Bats
When you watch the opening “number” in Halloween town, there is a point when Oogie boogie’s shadow is on the moon, (the words are “I am the shadow on the moon at night filling your dreams to the brim with freight”) Directly after this the shadow turns into bats that fly towards the camera, if you look at the top of the “bat Mass’, at the top of the screen, you can see the string holding the bats up. It is really easy to see but if you aren’t looking in the right place it may take you one or two times to see them.
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Anonymous on 07-01-2004
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Strings on Bats
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Rose writes:
Of course we all know, that Nightmare before Christmas is a stop-motion animated film, because of this, things where put onto wires & stands, due to the limited CGI work. The extra props that held up these puppets where removed digitally or covered by other things. The strings on the bats must have slipped through their process or they where removed to a certain amount before they'd end up destroying the frame. The bats are in-fact puppets, along with Oogie Boogie bugs. These where all puppets and where made when anyone there had spare time, they'd make bugs & bats. (this fact was proven on the audio commentary for the film) In all, this was quite a good slip-up you've caught here.
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chelsea writes:
how could there be strings ?? it was computer animated ! and sides if it wern't the bats on strings probably just represents that people do that sort of thing on Halloween (stick bats in trees)
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queenxmab writes:
There are also walking talking skeletons and a santa claus in this movie... tim burton probably did it on purpose just as a wise crack or just to look cool.
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