The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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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.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Plot


Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (source: imdb.com)

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Full cast list for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Jack Skellington Sung By, Barrel, Clown with the Tear Away Face

Jack - Speaking

Sally, Shock

Evil Scientist

Mayor

Oogie Boogie

Edward Ivory

Susan McBride
Big Witch, WWD.

Debi Durst
Corpse Kid, Corpse Mom, Small Witch

Devil, Harlequin Demon, Sax Player

Kerry Katz
Corpse Dad , Vampire, Man Under Stairs

Randy Crenshaw
Vampire , Behemoth, Mr. Hyde

Sherwood Ball
Mummy, Vampire

Undersea Gal, Man Under the Stairs

Glenn Walters

Mia Brown
Additional Voices

L. Peter Callender
Additional Voices

Ann Fraser
Additional Voices

Jennifer Levey
Additional Voices

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Songs featured in the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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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!


Trailer


Trailer for the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Official Movie Trailer



Release Date9 October 1993
Budget$18,000,000
US Box Office$50,000,000
TaglineTim Burton's classic returns in 3-D so real, it's scary.
GenreAnimation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
CountryUSA
Filming LocationsSan Francisco, California, USA
LanguageEnglish
Sound MixDolby Digital
ColorColor
Film TypeAnimated
Film ClassMusical Fantasy, Animated Musical, Children's Fantasy, Creature Film
Niche GenreChildren's/Family
ThemesMischievous Children, Toys Come to Life, Fish Out of Water, Obsessive Quests
TonesHumorous, Atmospheric, Merry, Eerie, Poignant, Warm, Lavish

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