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The Nightmare Before Christmas

A 1993 stop-motion animated film directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton.

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  • Sep 2, 2010
Bijou d'animation. Concept et histoire géniaux. Musique et livret dignes des meilleurs comédie musicale de Astaire et Rogers. Le classique que je chéris avec ma fille.  /  Top class animation. Concept and History awesome. Music and libretto worthy of the best musicals of Astaire and Rogers. The classic that I cherish with my daughter.
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This has been my favorite movie of all time since it was made. i LOVE halloween town!
Quick Tip by . August 25, 2009
Stop-motion animation, gothic environments, monsters, catchy music, and Tim Burton's macabre humor... now, that's my kind of holiday film!!!
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The Nightmare Before Christmas, often promoted as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, is a 1993 American stop motion musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town". Danny Elfman wrote the film score and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other minor characters. The remaining principal voice cast includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page and Glenn Shadix.

The genesis of The Nightmare Before Christmas started with a poem written by Tim Burton when he was only a Disney animator in the early 1980s. With the success of Vincent in 1982, Disney started to consider The Nightmare Before Christmas as either a short subject or 30-minute television special. Over the years, Burton's thoughts regularly returned to the project, and in 1990, Burton and Disney made a development deal. Production started in July 1991 in San Francisco. Walt Disney Pictures decided to release the film under their Touchstone Pictures banner because they thought Nightmare would be "too dark and scary for kids". The Nightmare Before Christmas has been viewed with critical and financial success. Disney has reissued the film annually under their Disney Digital 3-D format since 2006.

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Director: Henry Selick
Genre: Animation, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Release Date: October 15, 1993
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: Caroline Thompson
Runtime: 76 minutes
Studio: Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios
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