FC: Nightmare before Christmas | Alex Nelms p8
1: Nightmare before Christmas | The Nightmare before Christmas movie may be seen as a simple child movie or a creepy Tim Burton film but it has a hero and the traditional heroic cycle. Nightmare before Christmas is about Jack Skellington the pumpkin king. Jack is the master of Halloween, he starts to get bored with it and wants something new, but his fellow Halloween monsters don't understand. Though a seres of events Jack finds Christmas land and decides that he wants to take control over Christmas
3: Hero | Jack is the king of Halloween town and the hero of this tale. He must find a way to fix the empty feelings he has about Halloween. As the hero jack faces many challenges, like trying to succeed in taking over Christmas. Jack has to save Chrisms by saving Santa.
4: Mentor | Sally is the traditional mentor. she tries to help Jack find what hes looking for, unlike the normal mentors people see, Sally is a young spirited girl, she has a love for Jack and only hopes the best for him. Sally tries to help him in any way she can even if it places her in danger. Sally tells Jack that she had a vision that his plans and ideas are going to go terribly wrong, when her vision comes true she attempts everything in her power to help fix it.
7: Threshold guardian(s) | The threshold guardian for The Nightmare Before Christmas would have to be Lock, Shock, Barrel and Santa. Lock, Shock, and Barrel ,Boogie`s boys, are Oogie Boogie`s henchmen. Jack asks them for there devious skills to kidnap Santa, they intern cause more problems for Jack. Santa causes tests because he is needed to fix the original problem of Jack steeling Christmas.
8: ShapeShifter | The Halloween town citizens do not understand the concept of Christmas and Jack intentions. However, they try to help Jack with his vision and ultimately ruin his take over of the Christmas holiday. By trying to help Jack they intern help Sally guide Jack to his conclusion.
11: Shadow | Oogie Boogie is the shadow. He try do destroy Jack and Santa so he can take control over Halloween town. | Oogie Boogie is the Boogie man. He is the dark figure of this film. he drys do destroy our hero
12: Call to Adventure | Jacks call to adventure is when jack returns to Halloween town and realizes he wants something new and ends up finding the entry to Chrisms land. Jack believes that he has found what hes looking for and decides to take it back to Halloween town to recreate Christmas in his own way.
14: Jack attempts to bring back Christmas to his own town, he educates himself with the basics of this new way and he brings his new found knowledge home with him. His fellow monsters help him recreate his own version of this new holiday. Lock, Shock, and Barrel help Jack by kidnapping Santa so Jack can tell him that Halloween town is taking over Christmas. | Threshold crossing
16: Tests and Allies | Jack is tested by having his fellow monsters help him crate Christmas and him attempting to pull it of by delivering his gifts to the real world. | Jack has many allies most everyone wants him to succeed at his vision but Sally and his faithful dog Zero are with him 100%
18: Supreme Test | Jacks supreme test is to realize that he was wrong and to save Santa from Oogie Boogie. Jack try everything in is power to make his dream come true but unfortunately he gets shot down and realizes that he is the Pumpkin king and that he knows what hes doing when it comes to Halloween and that hes only bored because he was doing the same thing and he just need a new act. Jack sees that he needs to save Santa, so he can undo all Jacks mistake.
20: Reward/ Return | Jack is Rewarded by finally having his eyes open about how good he is at his job and that Sally is more than just his friend. He receives his wish about finding the something new he was looking for and finding his true love.