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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Movie Information

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Henry Selick


Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Paul Reubens
Glenn Shadix





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Jack, "The Pumpkin King", discovers Christmas Town and tries to bring Christmas joy to Halloween Town. Things don't go as planned.

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Gabe 09/18/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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First of all, I thought Tim Burton directed this, I was wrong. This is a wonderful film and brilliantly made. I could have done with less singing, but I don't really care for musicals. One of the best animated films ever. What an original story about these different holiday town. I would have added one more scene, showing a leprechaun and a turkey and the Easter Bunny and so on having a meeting deciding what to do with Santa missing.

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Muskurana 09/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I don't think children would like that :/ though.. I kinda liked it..

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mitchellyoung 01/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This Halloween/Christmas story comes to life with Henry Sellick's imperfect and macabre stop-motion animation. It's full of a magical score by Danny Elfman, a heartwarming message, and lots of fascinating visuals - thanks in part to the Sellick-Burton collaboration. A goth Christmas classic.

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05/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Imaginative and Visually Stunning

The Nightmare Before Christmas represents what one might argue to be the most famous and well known stopmotion film of all time. It's one of the few films that generally receive annual viewings, and it's often raved as Tim Burton's best film (despite actually being directed by Henry Selick). Even if this is a case of style over substance, I couldn't help but be enchanted by this visually stunning picture, and I feel this is truly worthy of its cult classic status.

Jack Skellington, the hailed leader of Halloweenland wraps up yet another successful Halloween. The entire land loves him, and though Jack receives much adoration, he feels bored with his job, and wants something different. But when Jack accidentally finds himself in Christmastown, his life regains meaning. Loving what he see...

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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fair movie targeted more to children than adults

"Tim Burton's A Nightmare Before Christmas" is a fair family film that has more weak points than strong points.

First, the music is not the best, They all sound pretty much the same, and none really stand out. The songs do sound like something zombies and monsters would sing however. I also think that there were just too many songs throughout the entire film.

The story is somewhat memorable, but pretty predictable. Personally, I think that children would like the story more than adults.

The performances are pretty good as well. However, the main characters don't have equal time on-screen. And many of the supporting characters could have been seen more, especially any that had a part in a subplot.

The animation is the biggest strength this film has. The characters are memor...

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07/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Amazing claymation

Tim Burton takes on the animation world with his use of claymation techniques in this dark and amazing musical film. At the time when this was released claymation has been all but abandoned in mainstream circles. Too many people would related to the old "California rasins" commercials and people felt that it seemed dated, but when Burton took his ideas and put them to work, he came out with a surprising masterpeice that people were drawn to unexpectedly.
In collaboration with Disney, The Nighmare before Christmas became a cult hit that people still talk about today as though it were only recently released. A wonderful approach at an old animation style that should not be forgotten. The Nightmare Before Christmas will be a well known movie for years to come.

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