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The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Directed by Henry Selick
Produced by Tim Burton
Denise Di Novi
2006 reissue:
Don Hahn
Written by Story:
Tim Burton
Lyrics:
Danny Elfman
Adaptation:
Michael McDowelll
Screenplay:
Caroline Thompson
Starring Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Glen Shadix
Ken Page
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Pete Kozachik
Editing by Stan Webb
Studio 1993 release:
Touchstone Pictures
Disney Digital 3-D:
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s) October 29, 1993
Running time 76 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Money made 1993:
$50 million
2006:
$8.7 million
2007:
$15.8 million
2008:
$1.1 million

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop motion fantasy movie directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a skeleton from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town".This new town makes Jack realize he wants to do something different than Halloween every year. Jack tries Christmas out but soon realizes that Christmas may not be for him. Danny Elfman wrote the music to the movie and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other characters. Other voices in the movie include Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page and Glen Shadix.

Cast

  • Chris Sarandon as Jack Skellington
  • Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington (singing), Barrel, Clown with the Tearaway Face
  • Catherine O'Hara as Sally and Shock
  • William Hickey as Doctor Finkelstein
  • Glenn Shadix as Mayor of Halloweentown
  • Paul Reubens as Lock
  • Ken Page as Oogie Boogie
  • Ed Ivory as Santa Claus

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