This must be one of the most original animated films so far. It is based on proven puppet animation, no CGI at all. Figures feels immediately more vivid. The whole thing is designed as a classic Broadway musical, though after dark. Gothic worse. It is all about the creatures of darkness that live in Halloween Empire, and who in a coup to take over Christmas Eve from Santa Claus. They kidnap him and replaces pat dividend by one of their own. A rather bizarre story. Personally I find it difficult for musicals, so it pulls down the impression something. Moreover, I become at times a little bored. The film, however, receive recognition for its design, style and visual appearance. Clearly approved, then!
The DVD release has a good picture and sound, and even some extras.