Welcome to Episode 98! We’re talking about The Nightmare Before Christmas, a favorite childhood film for both of us. Us being us, we’re talking about commercialization, subversion, children’s media, and racism. And yes, there is the smallest bit of self-conscious singing.
If you want to get right to The Nightmare Before Christmas talk, skip ahead to 00:31:30.
Warnings: Despite this being an episode about a children’s movie, there’s some minor cussing and references to genitalia. Oops.
What Missy’s Been Up To:
Sword and Sonnet
What Merri’s Been Up To:
Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Good Place
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
The Ultimate Sitcom by Sam Anderson
21 Things You Didn’t Know About The Nightmare Before Christmas by Kristy Puchko
Nightmare Before Christmas’ Flaunts Burton’s Wacky Style by David Sterritt
‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Turns 20: From Shameful Spawn To Disney’s Pride by Scott Mendelson
Little Burton Blue: Tim Burton and the Product(ion) of Color in the Fairy-Tale Films The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride by D. Olson
Cuphead and the Racist Spectre of Fleischer Animation by Yussef Cole
The Other Pleasures: The Narrative Function of Race in the Cinema by Anna Everett