1993 | 25 Years Ago

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A goth hol­i­day icon is born on the big screen with Tim Bur­ton’s The Night­mare Be­fore Christmas (dir. Henry Selick). Richard Wil­liams’ The Thief and the Cob­bler sees the light af­ter a record 31-year, on-off pro­duc­tion (Vin­cent Price’s last fea­ture re­lease). Auds also get Tom and Jerry: The Movie, and Ja­pan sees Ninja Scroll. Veg­gieTales is the first di­rect-to-video CG se­ries. Nick Park’s The Wrong Trousers (Aard­man An­i­ma­tions) wins an Os­car. U.K. an­i­ma­tion of­fers more gems: The World of Peter Rab­bit and Friends (TVC), which comes to the U.S. this year, and The An­i­mals of Farthing Wood (Telemag­i­na­tion/ La Fabrique), com­mis­sioned by the Euro­pean Broad­cast Union. The Ad­ven­tures of Blinky Bill airs in Australia. The sec­ond-long­est-run­ning anime of all time Nin­tama Ran­taro de­buts in Ja­pan, as does Stu­dio Ghi­bli’s TV movie Ocean Waves, Sailor Moon R and its first fea­ture. U.S. TV wel­comes An­i­ma­ni­acs, Rocko’s Mod­ern Life, Made­line, Biker Mice from Mars, Bonkers, Sonic the Hedge­hog and Mike Judge’s Beavis Sailor Moon & Butt-head, to name a few. The earth­shak­ing vfx of Juras­sic Park Os­car. Beavis & Butt-head Founded: Women in An­i­ma­tion (U.S.); Ade­laide Productions (U.S., part of Sony), Cu­ri­ous Pic­tures (U.S.), Dig­i­tal Do­main (U.S.), Dig­i­tal eMa­tion (S. Korea), Jan­i­ma­tion (U.S.), Hal Film Maker (Ja­pan, later TYO An­i­ma­tion), re­formed MGM An­i­ma­tion (U.S.), Toon City (Philip­pines), Weta Dig­i­tal (New Zealand).

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