The Nightmare Before ChristmasGoofs
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When Jack's telling the people about Christmas Town, some of them keep switching places. The "Clown with the tear-away face" is in the first line at the start, then later in the second line, then back in the first line, only on the other side; the guy with snake fingers goes to the first line to the second one, then back again; the werewolf switches place with the devil, etc.
During "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws" Shock has black gloves that disappear and re-appear throughout the song.
When Jack opens the Christmas door, he places his right hand on the third from the bottom tree bough. In the reverse shot, his right hand is on the bottom tree bough.
If the moon is full on Halloween, then it will be waxing on Christmas Eve, not full again.
As the Mayor turns on the reflector light at the town meeting, some bats fly off it, scared by the sudden light. Here you can clearly see the wires that they are suspended by.
When Jack is in Christmas Town, at one part he jumps across from house to house. For about several frames, you can see wires suspending the puppet.
In the cemetery scene, as Jack sings and gets to the line "And I just can't wait until next Halloween", you can briefly see the wires supporting him shining against the background.
In "Kidnap the Sandy Claws," just before Lock launches Barrel across the room, Lock is singing and his words are aligned. But when Barrel begins to sing, Lock's lips are moving to the words that Barrel should be singing. Barrel's lips don't move at all.
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During Jack's Lament on top of the hill, the light being used as the moon can be seen.
Jack doesn't know what snowflakes are ("what's this? there's white things in the air"), but knows what snowballs are ("the children are throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads").
When Jack returns to Halloween Town to set things right, his goal is to return Santa to Christmas Town. Yet he goes straight to Oogie Boogie's house, even though there is no way he could have know that Santa was there because Lock, Shock and Barrel didn't tell Jack where they would take Santa and Jack had no reason to suspect Oogie was even involved at this point.
Jack emphasizes to Lock, Shock and Barrel that their mission to kidnap Santa is top secret, and no one can know. However, when they first return (mistakenly with the Easter Bunny), Behemoth is present but Jack isn't concerned about him.
Right before the three Mr. Hydes joins the search party for Jack to report that he just searched the pumpkin patch, you can see his foot is already in frame, ready for him to come into frame.
After Jack orders Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Santa, they immediately set off, and by the very next scene, they are already back with a wrong catch (the Easter Bunny). Jack points them then into the right direction, and the trio start their "mission" anew. However it takes an inexplicably long time for them to return, more than 30 days, in fact. Considering that they managed to kidnap the real Santa Claus in mere seconds and how quickly they caught the Easter Bunny earlier, it shouldn't have taken them so long.