Shaun the Sheep Movie dir. Mark Burton & Richard Starzak (2015) A stop-motion animated children’s comedy harking back to the days of silent film. The story is cleverly plotted and unfolds entirely without dialogue, making ingenious use of its medium. Delightfully absurd and visually engaging. The sheep’s people disguises are played to perfection!
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas dir. Henry Selick (1993) Cue the skeleton: “If Christmas fills your heart with woe, a schmaltz-fest souring your December maybe you’ll prefer macabre stop-motion Halloween adventures (but) Disney brings the curse of singing, rhymes so trying, Walt’s will lurking Elfman’s lyrics don’t deliver Burton’s dark disturbance.”