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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  • Danny Elfman and Catherine O'Hara in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Henry Selick in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • Tim Burton and Henry Selick in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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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...


When Sally returns to Dr. Finkelstein's home to get her arm back, the doctor enters, as the lamp he's carrying "lights up" the entrance he comes from. However, when Sally starts back up the ramp, and Doctor Finkelstein follows, it is quite apparent that the light wasn't the lamp, itself; rather it was placed behind the wall of the ramp. This is revealed when the light casts a shadow on both Doctor Finkelstein and Sally; it would be impossible for the lamp to cast their shadows in that direction, as the light is supposed to come from that direction in the first place.

Crazy Credits

No credits are shown, except the company and the film's name.

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.


Oogie Boogie's Song
(1993) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by
Danny Elfman
Performed by Ken Page and Edward Ivory


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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