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 and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles through a portal to "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with celebrating 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 filled with various monsters and supernatural beings associated with the holiday. Jack Skellington, respected by the citizens as the "Pumpkin King," leads them in organizing the annual Halloween celebrations. However, privately Jack has grown weary of the same routine year after year and wants something new.
|author||Caroline Thompson Michael McDowell Tim Burton|
|keywords||bogeyman build christmas fantasy world gamble halloween id jack skellington kill listen monster morning rag doll reindeer santa claus sew shout sing supernatural being trick-or-treating vision warn|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Visual Effects|
|productionCompany||Skellington Productions Touchstone Pictures|
|publisher||American Film Institute Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|theme||3d animated monster movie musical parallel universes stop-motion animated|