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DescriptionTim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington and Sally Storyboard Original Art (Touchstone/Walt Disney, 1993). "My dearest friend, if you don't mind, I'd like to join you by your side where we can gaze into the stars and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone can see, we're simply meant to be." Created for the famous and iconic final shot of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, this is an amazing original storyboard drawing by the hand of artist Jorgen Klubien. The spiral-shaped hill covered in snow, Jack and Sally silhouetted in front of the moon, it doesn't get more quintessential than this. A truly spectacular and rare piece created for the conceptual stages of the making of the film, it even contains subtle, fun differences to the final product: a jack-o-lantern man in the moon and dancing poses of Jack and Sally. The Nightmare Before Christmas was written originally as a poem by Tim Burton during his tenure at Disney, and it was only briefly considered as a short film or TV special. After the success of Burton's Beetlejuice and Batman, a feature length film was produced and forever changed the landscape of stop-motion films. The drawing is rendered in ink and color pencil on a sheet of 8" x 5.5" paper. It shows very light handling wear and pinholes near the top edge to indicate use in the storyboarding process. This exemplary piece is in Fine condition.
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