The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick (in his feature directorial debut) and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town", who stumbles upon "Christmas Town" and schemes to take over the holiday. Danny Elfman wrote the songs and score and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and Ed Ivory.
Halloween Town is a fantasy world populated by various monsters and beings associated with the holiday ("This is Halloween"). Jack Skellington, respected by the citizens as the "Pumpkin King", leads them in organizing the annual Halloween celebrations.
|author||Caroline Thompson Michael McDowell Tim Burton|
|keywords||bogeyman bug build burn capture christmas christmas spirit christmas tree easter fantasy world forest gamble halloween id independence day insect jack skellington listen meet military monster morning nothing real world reindeer santa claus sing st. patrick\'s day thanksgiving trick-or-treating valentine\'s day vision wander wood|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Visual Effects|
|publisher||American Film Institute Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|theme||3d animated children's ghost mad scientist monster movie musical parallel universes stop-motion animated supernatural|