The Nightmare Before Christmas, often promoted as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a 1993 American stop motion musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences. Danny Elfman wrote the film score and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other minor characters. The remaining principal voice cast includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens and Glenn Shadix.
Jack Skellington: We pick up an oversized sock, and hang it like this on the wall...
Mr. Hyde: Oh, yes! Does it still have a foot?
Smaller Mr. Hyde: Let me see, let me look.
Smallest Mr. Hyde: Is it rotted and covered with gook?
Lock: (singing) I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door, and then, knock three times, and when he answers, Sandy Claws will be no more!
Shock: (singing) You're so stupid! Think now! If we blow him up to smithereens, we may lose some pieces!
Lock, Shock: (singing) And then Jack will beat us black and green!
Jack Skellington: (singing) Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!
|Release Date||9 October 1993|
|US Box Office||$50,000,000|
|Tagline||Tim Burton's classic returns in 3-D so real, it's scary.|
|Genre||Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical|
|Filming Locations||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital|
|Film Class||Musical Fantasy, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy, Creature Film|
|Themes||Mischievous Children, Toys Come to Life, Fish Out of Water, Obsessive Quests|
|Tones||Humorous, Atmospheric, Merry, Eerie, Poignant, Warm, Lavish|