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The musical had 24 frames to as
second, meaning = had to pose characters
24 times for each second of the completed
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and so on.
That consisted of roughly 110, 000 frames.
One minute of the movie required an entire
week of filming.
And the movie therefore took more than three
years to complete.
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There are as many as so individual
characters, with three or tour duplicates each.
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enabling ' , movement.
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More than 400 distinctly different Jack
Skellington heads were used.
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To make Jack blink, replacement series were
wedged into his eyes, which took up three
frames per blink.
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Set designer Gregg Alison built a quarter-
scale .', of Halloween Town as 8 model
for the TTI set.
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The set also had trapdoors so animators
could pop up and do the animation from
Although the sets were built in miniature, =
were m as if they were movie sets.
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Many of the sets required as many as
Mie to create dramatic effects.
If there was ever a problem with a frame, =
would have to go back and the
Composer and lyricist Danny Elfman 'it n’ t
have as script to write the songs from
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The entire production required 13 animators.
It also included over 100 specially trained
camera operators, puppet makers, set
builders, and prop makers.
There was a total of eight camera crews.
And 19 sound stages with 230 sets total.
Basically, the talent and dedication required
for = movie is severely underrated.
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