The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG   |    |  Animation, Family, Fantasy

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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Henry Selick


Tim Burton (story and characters), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)

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Did You Know?


The first Fully Animated Disney Film to not be Traditionally Animated.


Santa: 'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say...


At the end of the "Making Christmas" song, when the kid throws the last present into Jack's sleigh, the unmoving shadow on the bottom of the screen changes shape from one frame to the next.

Crazy Credits

Dr. Finkelstein is referred to on-screen by name, but is only credited as "Evil Scientist."

Alternate Versions

In 2006, Industrial Light and Magic used computer technology to create a stereoscopic 3D version of the film that was released to digital 3D theaters on October 20. There are only a few differences in this version:

  • The version begins with a countdown to when you should put your 3-D glasses on, which shows a jack-in-the-box that pops out revealing a Jack-o-lantern.
  • The Touchstone logo has been replaced with the 2006 Disney logo, and the film now says 'Walt Disney Pictures Presents' instead of 'Touchstone Pictures Presents'
  • The end credit roll features concept art from the movie that goes with the music. The credit roll itself is extended to include credits for people involved with the 3-D version of the film.


Sally's Song
(1993) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by
Danny Elfman
Performed by Catherine O'Hara


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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