The Nightmare before Christmas Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Nightmare before Christmas the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Back when he was a animator trainee at Disney, Burton came up with this adventurous idea but couldn't get it made; subsequent directorial success brought more clout. Relies on a painstaking stop-motion technique that took more than two years to film and is justifiably amazing. The story revolves around Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of the dangerously weird Halloweentown. Suffering from ennui, he accidentally discovers the wonders of Christmastown and decides to kidnap Santa and rule over this peaceable holiday. Fast pace is maintained by the equally breathless score. Not cuddly, best appreciated by those with a feel for the macabre.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 75 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Christmas, Kidnapped!, Disney Animated Movies, Animated Musicals, Halloween
Caroline Thompson, Tim Burton, Michael McDowell
Pete Kozachik
Henry Selick
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Ed Ivory, Paul (Pee-wee Herman) Reubens, Glenn Shadix
Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

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