The Nightmare Before Christmas

Movies, Animation
El extraño mundo de Jack
Foto: Time Out Los Ángeles

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

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Wednesday October 13 1993
Duration:
76 mins

Cast and crew

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