The film “Beetlejuice” lives unto a world itself……. nothing else looks like it.
And within the limitations of technology, you can do SOME THINGS but can’t go completely hog-wild.
I guess you can draft anything with animation– even further with super CGI effects, but sometimes “less is more” and you make up for it “with character”.
And stop-motion effects……. there is something “oddly more believable” with the herky-jerky movements while all-too-smooth computer animation just makes people “unsettled”.
Somewhere “between here & there” we seek to give the audience an explosively-entertaining movie WITHOUT “COMPLETELY LOSING IT”.
Remember, Beetlejuice is the kind of fiend “up to no good” behind the factory or gas station like a hangdog stink of bargain-basement derangement.
Pay him “his due”…… and don’t forget to call his name: “BEETLEJUICE” (X’s 3).
He’s “closer than you think”……