The Nightmare Before Christmas

Movie • 1993 • Animation  Report
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Lynxwithaharpn
There are skeletons/spirits of several different animals, as well as depictions of a dead turtle, bat, and rat. Not very graphic at all.
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Christina Bowling
Jack's dog Zero is a ghost. But he starts out as a ghost and we don't ever see him harmed.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Amber McDaniel
A caged cartoon insect/grasshopper is eaten by the movie's villian. A quick close up on the cage afterwards shows some green slime (presumably guts) in the cage.
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ProfessorProcyon
The Easter Bunny is kidnapped in one scene. In the "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" number, a bug is also seen being tormented (and eventually eaten off-screen), but there's nothing too far beyond this.
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ProfessorProcyon
There are no horses in this movie.
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Lynxwithaharpn
A cat is launched from the lid of a trash can, but it survives and is seen again in later scenes.
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UnagioLucio
The villain is filled with live insects, among other creepy crawlies
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ProfessorProcyon
Dragons are not seen.
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UnagioLucio
Spiders are among Oogie Boogie's animal familiars. Residents of Halloween Town are shown using spiders as decorative bows.
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UnagioLucio
The villain has many small animal minions or familiars, including snakes. There is also a large boa constrictor-like snake that lives in Halloween Town and has an indiscriminate appetite.
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gothbeetle
there is an implication that the films love interest uses some sort of drug in somebodys food
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Lynxwithaharpn
Undead characters (especially Sally) take off their limbs/body parts at times.
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Wowowo
Santa Claws is tortured by Oogie Boogie in his chamber, but is later rescued by Sally.
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chaelim.deep.within
Well technically, yes but it's only in the opening musical number and he immediately puts himself out in the town square fountain.
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ProfessorProcyon
Sort of. Oogie is a living bag of insects that is often seen and mentioned to eat other bugs (he is most prominently mentioned to make "snake and spider stew"), and there are also some mentions of potentially eating Santa Claus.
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ProfessorProcyon
No, but Jack takes off his own head at one point.
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A vampire pulls out his eye before quickly putting it back in again
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UnagioLucio
Jack, a living skeleton, gets his jaw knocked off at one point, but easily pops it back into place. He also uses one of his own ribs to play fetch with his dog.
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UnagioLucio
Santa gets kidnapped, but he makes it out okay
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whiteraven4661
There are several dead children, but we don't see them die, they're dead from the beginning.
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ProfessorProcyon
Some toys are damaged, but no explicit destruction and they don't have much sentimental value as far as I know.
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UnagioLucio
One of the residents of Halloween Town is a clown who can remove his own face (his head is completely hollow underneath). He isn't malicious though.
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ProfessorProcyon
No showering or bath taking, but Lock, Shock, and Barrel have a walking bathtub that they often use as transportation.
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ProfessorProcyon
The scene where Jack scares Lock, Shock, and Barrel is mostly played for laughs, but it is rather sudden. I tend to be easily startled and I've always thought that part was more funny than scary, but I understand why it can be considered a jumpscare.
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ProfessorProcyon
It's a Halloween-themed movie, so yes, there are some ghosts. They're very cartoony (and there's even a ghost dog that's pretty cute), so they're probably not going to be that scary unless you have a severe phobia of ghosts.
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Lynxwithaharpn
There are demons and spirits seen (as well as demon-like characters), but they never possess anyone.
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ProfessorProcyon
Oogie Boogie briefly spits something out at one point, I believe.
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ProfessorProcyon
Santa briefly refers to Halloween Town as an "insane asylum", but there are no explicit visuals of any mental institutions.
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ProfessorProcyon
Jack turns on an electric chair in one scene, but nobody is in it.
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ProfessorProcyon
There is a laboratory, though, but it doesn't closely resemble a hospital.
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AudreyBabb
Sewing needles, but still needles
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DorianaGraye
Sally is constantly told she’s wrong and silly by Jack
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ProfessorProcyon
There's a scene where Lock, Shock, and Barrel shove Santa down a narrow chute, which I can see being pretty intense for those who are claustrophobic. This scene is about a minute long, and we see some visuals from inside the chute as well.
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ProfessorProcyon
Sally intentionally jumps from a high place in one scene, though she has no suicidal intentions; she is simply trying to leave a building. See "does someone fall to their death?" for more details.
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Lynxwithaharpn
Two blurry shots, however; one when Jack crashes into a sign and becomes slightly dazed, and another when Santa is let out of a bag. Both of these visuals only last a few seconds and are not very intense.
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Wowowo
In one scene, Oogie Boogie tries to get somewhat sexual with Sally as he finds her leg sticking out, but it’s one of her removed limbs in which she used as a decoy distraction to rescue Sandy Claws. Oogie Boogie is shown to tickle her leg and make weird noises that indicate that he’s into her.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Lynxwithaharpn
No, but Lock, Shock, and Barrel are sometimes collectively referred to as "Oogie's Boys", despite Shock being female. It is not done maliciously at all.
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ProfessorProcyon
There are no known LGBT+ characters in the movie.
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ProfessorProcyon
Most characters in this movie are monsters/creatures, so they don't really have races. The closest thing I can think of is a character with a black voice actor who is the only known death in the movie, but this was likely a coincidence.
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ProfessorProcyon
In the scene where Santa is being brought to Halloween Town, his captors briefly refer to him as large and heavy. There are also a few other characters who are fairly rotund in shape and their body types are used as a mild visual gag (the Mayor has a few brief instances of this), but there is nothing too bad.
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ProfessorProcyon
Barrel is sometimes made fun of for being unintelligent, but there aren't really any ableist references.
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ProfessorProcyon
No, though there is a non-derogatory usage of the word "queer" in one of the songs.
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UnagioLucio
In the setting of this movie, Santa Claus and other popular elements of Christmas (e.g. flying reindeer, Santa's elves, Santa's workshop, Santa's Sleigh) are all real.
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ArcherDevon
Not a child, no, but Sally's maker is abusive (not physically) and may hit close to home in this category.
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ProfessorProcyon
Twice. The first instance is when Sally is making soup, and wheezes after adding one of the ingredients. The second instance is played for laughs; Shock gets mad at Lock for not listening to her, and begins strangling him. He starts choking for a few seconds, and they get in a fight. Both of the instances are very brief, and have no lasting damage/are fairly easy to miss.
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In the opening scene several skeletons are seen hanging from a tree
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ProfessorProcyon
In this scene, we don't see the impact of Sally hitting the ground, but we do hear it. There are also a few falls from high places, such as in the scene where Jack's sleigh crashes, but there are no deaths from falling.
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ProfessorProcyon
"I'm drowning in my tears" is a lyric to one of the songs, but nobody drowns.
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ProfessorProcyon
Unless you count cannons.
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Amber McDaniel
The movie is animated rather than live action, and there is no realistic gore. A character loses some of her limbs on two occasions, but she is a Frankenstein's monster-esque/rag doll-like character, and none of this causes her any pain or distress. Her limbs are sewn back on. There is no blood because she is made of leaves.
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UnagioLucio
No planes, but a flying sleigh does crash
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AudreyBabb
A sleigh does, though
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