The Nightmare Before Christmas

1993 stop motion film directed by Henry Selick

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated dark fantasy movie directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It is a 31st movie. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a skeleton from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town".This new town makes Jack realize he wants to do something different than Halloween every year. Jack tries Christmas out but soon realizes that Christmas may not be for him. Danny Elfman wrote the music to the movie and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other characters. Other voices in the movie include Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page and Glen Shadix.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Directed byHenry Selick
Written byStory:
Tim Burton
Danny Elfman
Michael McDowelll
Caroline Thompson
Produced byTim Burton
Denise Di Novi
2006 reissue:
Don Hahn
StarringDanny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Glen Shadix
Ken Page
CinematographyPete Kozachik
Edited byStan Webb
Music byDanny Elfman
1993 release:
Touchstone Pictures
Disney Digital 3-D:
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
October 29, 1993
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$18 million[1]
Box office1993:
$50 million
$8.7 million
$15.8 million
$1.1 million

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  1. Mark Salisbury, Tim Burton (2006). Burton on Burton. London: Faber and Faber. pp. 121–127. ISBN 0-571-22926-3.

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