I am just rewatching this splendid movie--and this time, actually read the credits and see that not only Jim Henson's people but also Neil Gaiman worked on it. AH! That explains the fabulousness! And come to think of it, there are echoes of Coraline, with the magical wicked mother.But it is this scene that I remembered, and it is just as fine as I remembered. Thank you to everyone that created such a marvelous entertainment.