Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.Written by
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Two items were invented to facilitate the filming of the movie: One was a "light alarm" which would warn the animators if any of the stage lights failed to come on. The other was a system that enabled a puppeteer to seamlessly switch to a replacement puppet if a puppet broke during a shot. Prior to this, either situation, a light failing to come on or a puppet breaking would destroy a shot. See more »
During Jack's Lament on top of the hill, the light being used as the moon can be seen. See more »
'Twas a long time ago, longer now than it seems in a place perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you're about to be told began with the holiday worlds of auld. Now you've probably wondered where holidays come from. If you haven't I'd say it's time you begun.
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Dr. Finkelstein is referred to on-screen by name, but is only credited as "Evil Scientist." See more »
The 2008 DVD & Blu-ray releases have replaced the Touchstone Pictures logo with the Walt Disney Pictures logo. The opening titles also read "Walt Disney Pictures Presents" instead of "Touchstone Pictures Presents". See more »
When this film was released in 1993 Disney Distant themselves from this. They removed the "Walt Disney" presents from the credits and released it under their TOUCHSTONE picture label. The reality is they had no idea that they had one of the best films the studio has ever released.
Tim Burton was the executive producer of this film. He came up with the idea. However in 1992 he released "Batman Returns" and that film got major backlash for the dark tone it had/ "The Night Before Christmas" has a dark tone to it but it is very very funny. Most of all it has the best original scores to ever be made for a film.
In this film Halloween Town, is a dream world filled with citizens such as deformed monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolves and witches. Jack Skellington ("The Pumpkin King") leads them in a frightful celebration every Halloween, but he has grown tired of the same routine year after year. Wandering in the forest outside the town center, he accidentally opens a portal to "Christmas Town." Impressed by the feeling and style of Christmas, Jack presents his findings and his (somewhat limited) understanding of the festivities to the Halloween Town residents. They fail to grasp his meaning and compare everything he says to their idea of Halloween. He reluctantly decides to play along and announces that they will take over Christmas.
Things go wrong very fast when Jack start delivering his idea of Christmas Toys.
After the film was released on Home Video the film really started to gained a foothold on audiences. Once they saw it "They loved it". Then Disney finally put there name on the film after the film became such an icon of not only "Halloween" but "Christmas" as well.
The film is so well made and it is never boring. The songs in this film are very catchy.
Not exactly a huge hit when it was released in 1993 the film however has gone on to be a best seller on home video every year!
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