The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Writer: Tim Burton,Michael McDowell,Caroline Thompson
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: October 29, 1993
  • Runtime: 1h 16min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Also known as: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D
  • "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is an animated cartoon produced by Touchstone Pictures , directed by Henry Selick , and dubbed by Danny Elfman , Chris Sarandon , and Catherine O'Hara. The film was released on October 9, 1993. 
    The film tells the story of the ghosts that Halloween Town has become accustomed to haunting every Halloween ; Guardian: The Lonely and Great God , led by the pumpkin king Ultraman Jack, creates an unsatisfactory Christmas story. 


    • Release date October 29, 1993
    • Filming locations Skellington Productions - 375 7th Street, San Francisco, California, USA
    • Production companies Touchstone Pictures, Skellington Productions Inc., Tim Burton Productions

    Box office


    $18,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Edmond 2022-04-22 07:01:03

      JACK's failed Christmas

      I really don't like the style of painting, especially when the sack was removed at the end and there were bugs everywhere. Um...a chill...let's
        talk about JACK.
        One is tired of Halloween being funny; the other is attracted by Christmas and yearns for it; the third is to take action when you don’t know much about it. Kidnap Santa, let the Halloween townsmen make Christmas gifts, and the townspeople make scary Christmas gifts, scaring people, people boycott JACK, make JACK wake up,...

    • By Eunice 2022-04-21 09:01:18

      "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - Pumpkin Heads in loneliness

      "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - Pumpkin-headed
      Yang Xinlian in loneliness

      It is said that "The Nightmare Before Christmas" was inspired by Tim Burton seeing a shop replacing Halloween merchandise in its window with Christmas merchandise. Although the film is only written and produced by Tim Burton, in the minds of movie fans, it is an indispensable part of Tim Burton's film system. made animation. Stop-frame shooting is to move the puppet frame by frame, which is quite...

    • By Jerad 2022-04-21 09:01:18

      Pumpkin Egg Day! (It's a plot introduction)

      The nightmare before Christmas
             On Christmas Eve, watching The Nightmare Before Christmas is actually not a good choice, because the film is more suitable for watching on Halloween. But Tim Burton's warmth under the black fairy tale coat makes people feel that watching this film before Christmas just makes people's eyes look at white with more warmth after seeing black.
          The film starts with the fairy-tale opening that Burton is good at: 'Twas long time ago,...

    • By Garrick 2022-04-21 09:01:18

      source of creativity

      The film extended and processed the two favorite festivals of Western children, Christmas and Halloween: Christmas brings joy to children, with Santa Claus, Christmas tree, elk, Christmas gifts in socks, etc.; and Halloween is for children The result is panic, with labels like skeletons, pumpkins, pranks, and more.

      1. Imagine the existence of a kingdom where Santa Claus rules the Christmas kingdom and they prepare for Christmas year-round; skeletons rule the Halloween kingdom, and...

    • By Ladarius 2022-04-21 09:01:18

      The Nightmare Before Christmas - Be yourself

      I lost my keys on Sunday, and I have been in a bad mood. Later, when I turned over my old key pendant, I found that I also had a pendant of Jack the Pumpkin Prince. So, I watched the movie again.
      The first time I saw this movie, I was a kid and couldn't remember what it was about. Rewatching it now, with a different feeling.
      The background is a strange small town, inhabited by a group of Halloween monsters. Their survival value and fun lies in the fact that they come out every year on...

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    • By Perry 2023-01-18 13:57:39

      Gothic, singing and dancing, silent films, fairy tales, and countless cute characters, Timberton was really a burst of talent back...

    • By Eino 2022-12-04 14:35:53

      The storyline is average, not compact and suitable for sleeping. But the director is Tim Burton, and it is worth...

    • By Scarlett 2022-11-26 11:11:38

      i am jack the pumpkin...

    • By Juvenal 2022-09-22 22:43:01

      Jack the Pumpkin has influenced my view of people for years; even he sings in the middle of the night: My skeleton hides an empty heart. From today's point of view, he is a pencil with a secondary disease. Also, I'm still a little apprehensive about Tim Burton's singing and dancing =...

    • By Alisa 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      Achieved a brand. Later it became a junk....

    Movie plot

    The story takes place in the dark and gray Halloween town, where various ghosts live, their only task is to prepare for the annual Halloween. The tall and thin skeleton man, Pumpkin King Jack, is deeply loved by monsters, but no one knows his inner pain. He has poetic melancholy and romantic feelings, longing for a life different from the evil in Wansheng Village.
    When Jack accidentally found some big trees in the depths of the woods,...
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    Shooting Highlights

    The character of Behemoth is based on the Swedish wrestler and B-class film star Tor Johnson.
    The cat in the first film "Vincent" directed by Tim Burton is the one that jumped into the trash at the beginning of the film.
    Tim Burton said that the film was inspired by his seeing a shop changing the Halloween goods in the window for Christmas....
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    Background creation

    "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is Hollywood's first full-length model animation, and it is also a typical retro animation attempt.
    The film was made entirely of clay models, and the prop-making process was extremely large. As many as 227 puppets were produced behind the scenes, including vampires, werewolves, ghosts, monsters, mummies, freaks, and many others. Common puppet image. In terms of models, in order to match the various...
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    Movie quotes

    • Big Witch, W.W.D.Small Witch: Say it once, say it twice, take a chance and roll the dice. Ride with the moon in the dead of night.

    • Jack Skellington: [singing] My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars...

      Jack SkellingtonSally: And sit together, now and forever. For it is plain, as anyone can see. We're simply meant to be.

    • Clown: [singing]

      [looking at a present Jack brought]

      Clown: It's a bat!

      Man Under the Stairs: [singing] Will it bend?

      Clown: [singing] It's a rat!

      Man Under the Stairs: [singing] Will it break?

      Undersea Gal: [singing] Perhaps it's the head that I've found in the lake.