James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas weren't produced in-house by the feature animation department. Some of the feature animation executives and personel did give some input, but they were primarily produced by Skellington Productions (a company created especially to make those films). Counting it as part of the canon would almost be like including Toy Story when it was produced by Pixar.
Yeah, I was just going to say, to be part of the WDAS canon, the film would have to have been created in-house by WDAS!
It's not just a compilation list of a bunch of noteworthy films or something...
James and the Giant Peach (I almost typed People instead of Peach )
had live action characters in it...the aunts...the arrival at new york....so if there would be a stop motion film that would fit in the cannon under that I would think it should be The Nightmare Before Christmas in my opinion
Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 both had live-action elements, and they are in the canon.
Back to the subject at hand; I think it would be cool to have a stop-motion film created by WDAS. After all, animation comes in many forms, and I say the more the merrier. WDAS could easily join the ranks of Rankin-Bass and Aardman in terms of their well-known applications of stop-motion animation.
Also, I know a lot of people dislike the fact that Dinosaur was "shoe-horned" into the list, but the fact of the matter is that it was produced by WDAS, so it belongs on the list. Now that there are a few more CGI films included in the canon, at least it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb like it may once have.
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