Hero’s faithful friend
Zero is one of the characters from Tim Burton’s famous animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Zero is a ghost dog and he is the pet of Jack Skellington, the main character of the movie. Jack is the master of ceremonies for the Halloween festivities in the town of Halloween. But one day, tired of doing the same thing over and over, he discovers the Christmas party and decides to host it at his house. Zero is only a secondary character but he is the hero’s faithful friend. We find strange little dogs similar to this one in several of Tim Burton’s films, notably Frankenweenie where a little boy decides to resurrect his dog who has just been run over. He is always seen as the loyal friend or friendly being who accepts the hero despite his strange or terrifying appearance.