The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Film
  • Animation
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A treat from Hollywood's most unlikely Midas: an original fairy tale, screenplay by Caroline Thompson from a story and characters created by Tim Burton, adapted by Michael McDowell and told in stop-motion animation with a lively score by Danny Elfman. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, is bored with his annual Halloween triumph. A chance visit to nearby Christmastown gives him an idea: he and his spooky friends will stand in for Santa this Christmas! This beautifully realised confection will delight grown-ups of all ages.

Release details

Release date: Thursday August 17 2006
Duration: 76 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Selick
Screenwriter: Caroline Thompson
Cast: Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Glenn Shadix