Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Jack Skellington!

J is the letter of the day, and what better way to celebrate J then with a certain pumpkin king? You guessed it, today I'm talking about Jack Skellington!

Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington is from the movie, the Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). In the tale, Jack grows bored of Halloween and discovers the land of Christmas Town. It is then that he comes up with the plan to be Santa Claus this year and have all of Halloweentown take part in it. Though he tries to do good, all his presents are just too scary and it seems Christmas is ruined. Even Santa Clause is kidnapped by the evil Oogie Boogie, and its up to Jack and his friend Sally to save Santa so Christmas can be saved. 

Why I like him: 

Jack, though terrifying, has a good hear (so to speak). He tries to do good for people, even though his methods are completely wrong. He's someone who is trying to break out of his usual routine that everyone expects of him and delve into another part of himself that he had not even known. 

Fun Fact: The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally going to be a part of the Disney Animated Features canon, but was deemed too scary to be released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. However, in October 2006, the film was re-released in 3-D under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. 

And so, I leave you with a quote:

"My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars."

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