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The Nightmare Before Christmas ()


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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

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Jack Skellington - Singing Voice / Barrel / Clown with the Tear Away Face (voice)
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Jack Skellington (voice)
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Sally / Shock (voice)
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Evil Scientist (voice)
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Mayor (voice)
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Lock (voice)
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Oogie Boogie (voice)
Edward Ivory ...
Santa (voice) (as Ed Ivory)
Susan McBride ...
Big Witch / WWD. (voice)
Debi Durst ...
Corpse Kid / Corpse Mom / Small Witch (voice)
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Harlequin Demon / Devil / Sax Player (voice) (as Gregory Proops)
Kerry Katz ...
Man Under Stairs / Vampire / Corpse Dad (voice)
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Mr. Hyde / Behemoth / Vampire Corpse Dad (voice)
Sherwood Ball ...
Mummy / Vampire (voice)
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Undersea Gal / Man Under the Stairs (voice)
Glenn Walters ...
Wolfman (voice)
Mia Brown ...
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L. Peter Callender ...
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Ann Fraser ...
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Jennifer Levey ...
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Jesse McClurg ...
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Robert Olague ...
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Trampas Warman ...
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Judi M. Durand ...
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Doris Hess ...
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Daamen Krall)
Christina MacGregor ...
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David McCharen ...
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Gary Raff ...
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David Randolph ...
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Igor (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Henry Selick

Written by

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Tim Burton ... (story and characters)
 
Michael McDowell ... (adaptation)
 
Caroline Thompson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Tim Burton ... producer
Denise Di Novi ... producer (as Denise DiNovi)
Danny Elfman ... associate producer
Kathleen Gavin ... co-producer
Don Hahn ... producer (3D Version 2006)
Jill Jacobs ... associate producer
Diane Minter Lewis ... associate producer (as Diane Minter)
Philip Lofaro ... associate producer

Music by

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Danny Elfman ... (original score by)

Cinematography by

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Pete Kozachik ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stan Webb

Editorial Department

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Tracy Barber ... post-production assistant
Jeannine Berger ... post-production administrator
Andrea Biklian ... apprentice editor
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer
Edie Ichioka ... associate editor
Michael Kelly ... additional editor
Chris Lebenzon ... consulting editor
Jenny Oznowicz ... apprentice editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Patti Tauscher ... apprentice editor
Kristen Gerstner ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Mildred Iatrou ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Kevin Rose-Williams ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen

Art Direction by

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Deane Taylor

Production Management

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Sara Duran ... post production supervisor
Philip Lofaro ... production manager
Cory Hansen ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Katzenberg ... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)

Art Department

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Allison Abbate ... artistic coordinator
Susan Alegria ... production assistant
Kelly Asbury ... assistant art director (as Kelly Adam Asbury)
Bill Boes ... assistant art director
Phil Brotherton ... set builder
Mike Cachuela ... storyboard artist (as Miguel Domingo Cachuela)
Jennifer Clinard ... scenic artist
Kendal Cronkhite ... assistant art director
Philip Cusick ... set builder
Fon Davis ... set builder
Norm DeCarlo ... sculptor
Randal M. Dutra ... sculptor
Greg Dykstra ... sculptor
Shane Francis ... assistant artistic coordinator
B.J. Fredrickson ... background design / lead scenic artist
Joel Friesch ... set dresser
Rick Heinrichs ... visual consultant
Lee Bo Henry ... set construction supervisor
Loren Hillman-Morgan ... scenic artist (as Loren Hillman)
Peggy Hrastar ... scenic artist
Jorgen Klubien ... storyboard artist
Shelley Daniels Lekven ... sculptor (as Shelley Daniels)
Todd Lookinland ... set builder
Marble ... shop dog
Steve Moore ... storyboard artist
Ben Nichols ... set builder
Gregg Olsson ... dressing supervisor / set designer
Linda Overbey ... scenic artist
Allessandro Palladini ... set builder
Bob Pauley ... storyboard artist
Tom Proost ... set foreman
Joe Ranft ... storyboard supervisor
Gretchen Scharfenberg ... set dresser
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard L. Anderson ... supervising sound editor
Mary Andrews ... dialogue editor
Tony Araki ... dubbing recordist
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Mike Chock ... sound effects editor (as Michael Chock)
James Christopher ... sound effects editor
Joe Dorn ... dialogue editor
Ezra Dweck ... foley mixer
Hilda Hodges ... foley
Samuel Lehmer ... original dialogue recording
Shawn Murphy ... rerecording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
Terry Porter ... rerecording mixer
John Pospisil ... special sound effects
Joan Rowe ... foley
Greg P. Russell ... rerecording mixer
Ralph Stuart ... assistant sound editor
Tim Webb ... dubbing recordist
Valerie Davidson ... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... score mixer (uncredited)
Galen Goodpaster ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Amy Leigh Hunter ... sound transfer operator (uncredited)
Steve Lee ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Courtenay Marvin ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell ... foley editor (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Scott Strain ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Marco Streccioni ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Myles Murphy ... stereo artist (uncredited)
Loretta Weeks ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Joel Aron ... digital production supervisor: ILM (3D version 2006)
Gordon Baker ... effects animator
Jon Berg ... mold maker
Bill Boes ... model maker
Nick Bogle ... model maker
Scott Bonnenfant ... assistant animator
Dave Bossert ... snow animation: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Jeff Brewer ... model maker
Mike Cachuela ... effects animator (as Miguel Domingo Cachuela)
Daniel Campbell ... production assistant
Thomas Cardone ... effects color timing and paint: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Nicholas Cerniglia ... digital artist: RotoFactory, Inc. (3D version 2006)
Kai Chang ... assistant technical director: ILM (3D version 2006)
Eric D. Christensen ... senior staff: RotoFactory, Inc. (3D version 2006)
Julie Creighton ... visual effects coordinator (3D version 2006)
Melissa De Santis ... visual effects production assistant (3D version 2006)
Randal M. Dutra ... key sculptor of stop motion models
Janeen Elliott ... 3D digital artist: ILM
Joel Friesch ... model maker
Greg Gilmore ... Inferno artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Rich Grande ... digital artist: RotoFactory Inc. (3D version 2006)
Chris R. Green ... effects animator (as Chris Green)
Michael Grivett ... mold maker assistant (as Mike Grivett)
Tyler Ham ... layout artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Trevor Hazel ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Michael Hinton ... additional optical effects: Interformat
Sherry Hitch ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Rebecca House ... assistant model maker
Adam Howard ... Inferno artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Shirley Hsiao ... production accountant (3D version 2006)
Andreas Jablonka ... rotoscope artist (3D version 2006)
Erik Jensen ... mold maker
Mike Jobe ... mold maker (as Michael Jobe)
Pamela Kibbee ... assistant model maker
Aaron Kohr ... assistant model maker
Pete Kozachik ... visual effects supervisor
Derek Krauss ... rotoscope artist (3D version 2006)
Donna Lanasa ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
John M. Levin ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Victoria Lewis ... mold maker (as Victoria B. Lewis)
Paula Lucchesi ... model maker
Tia L. Marshall ... digital stereo artist (3D version 2006)
Will McCoy ... digital artist: ILM
Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally ... stereoscopic supervisor (3D version 2006)
Tory Mercer ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Chris Mitchell ... lead technical animator: ILM (3D version 2006) (as Christopher Mitchell)
Robert Molholm ... technical support (3D version 2006)
Aaron Muszalski ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
C. Andrew Nelson ... digital effects artist: RotoFactory, Inc. (3D version 2006)
Ken Nielsen ... digital artist
Ben O'Brien ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Jeffrey Odell ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Michael Parkinson ... conform editor: 3D
Bruce Powell ... lead digital artist: ILM 3D Version
Tony Preciado ... mold maker assistant
Jerome Ranft ... assistant model maker
John Reed ... mold maker supervisor (as John A. Reed III)
Marc Ribaud ... model maker
Grover Richardson ... roto artist: Evil Eye Pictures (3D version 2006)
Mitchell Romanauski ... model shop supervisor (as Mitch Romanauski)
Rob Ronning ... mold maker
Dino Salee ... roto artist: Evil Eye Pictures (3D version 2006)
Nicole Samarron ... digital artist: Disney Digital 3D
Frederic Schmidt ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Chad Schott ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Rene Segura ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Jason Smith ... creature technical director: ILM (3D version 2006)
Tefft Smith ... digital effects artist (3D version 2006)
Tom St. Amand ... armature supervisor
Nathan Stanton ... assistant animator
Chad Taylor ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Radley Teruel ... digital artist: RotoFactory Inc. (3D version 2006)
Meghan Thornton ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Alan Travis ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Wim Van Thillo ... mold maker
Ariel Velasco-Shaw ... digital effects supervisor: Walt Disney Feature Animation (as Ariel Velasco Shaw)
Harry Walton ... additional optical effects: Image FX
Pablo Wang ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Talmage Watson ... digital artist (3D version 2006)
Loretta Weeks ... cel painter (as Loretta A. Asbury)
Eddy Wong ... visual effects (3D version 2006)
Victor Wong ... visual effects (3D version 2006)
Nick Woo ... technical support: ILM (3D version 2006)
Shuichi Yoshida ... digital artist: RotoFactory (3D version 2006)
Scott Younkin ... digital artist: ILM (3D version 2006)
Al Bailey ... digital artist (uncredited)
Katharine Baird ... digital rotoscope and paint artist (uncredited)
Mario Capellari ... digital artist (uncredited)
Peter Chesloff ... digital artist (uncredited)
Stephen D. Childs ... digital artist: Evil Eye Pictures (uncredited)
Ronnie Cleland ... roto artist (uncredited)
Scott David ... compositor (uncredited)
Mark Scott Friedman ... digital artist (uncredited) (3D version 2006)
David Gottlieb ... digital artist (uncredited)
Michael Honrada ... digital artist: Roto Factory (uncredited) (3D version 2006)
Amanda Instone ... digital artist (uncredited)
Christopher Ivins ... stereoscopic digital artist (uncredited)
Greg Maloney ... lead stereographer: ILM (uncredited)
Megan McDonald ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited) (3D version 2006)
Michelle Motta ... digital paint & rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Jeffrey Odell ... visual effects production and technical support (uncredited)
Winston Quitasol ... optical line-up (uncredited)
Rebecca Ramsey ... visual effects executive producer: Look Effects (uncredited)
Spencer Reynolds ... digital artist (uncredited)
Panneer Selvam ... stereo roto artist: FrameFlow (uncredited)
Anthony Shafer ... stereoscopic lead (uncredited)
Sukumaran Lalithambika Vijin ... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Eric Voegels ... digital stereo artist: ILM (uncredited) (3D version 2006)
Jeff White ... digital artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Aupperle ... camera operator
Mike Bienstock ... assistant camera (as Michael Bienstock)
Jo Carson ... camera operator
Richard Downing ... photographer
Selwyn Eddy ... camera operator (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Ray Gilberti ... camera operator
David Hanks ... camera operator (as Dave Hanks)
Joe Jiuliano ... camera manager: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Mark Kohr ... assistant camera
Richard Lehmann ... camera operator (as Richard E. Lehmann)
Sara Mast ... assistant camera
Jimmy Matlosz ... assistant camera (as James Matlosz)
Carl Miller ... assistant camera
Mark Musumeci ... electrical consultant / electrical contractor
Cameron Noble ... assistant camera
Chris Peterson ... assistant camera
Pat Sweeney ... camera operator
Eric Swenson ... camera operator
Brian Van't Hul ... assistant camera
Matthew White ... assistant camera

Animation Department

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Mike Belzer ... animator (as Michael Belzer)
Lana Bernberg ... apprentice animator
Paul Berry ... animator
Kim Blanchette ... animator
Jeff Brewer ... character fabricator
Stephen A. Buckley ... animator
Hortensia Casagran ... final check supervisor: Walt Disney Feature Animation / ink and paint supervisor: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Grace Cheney ... character fabricator (as Grace Murphy)
David Chong ... character fabricator
Sandy Clifford ... character fabricator
David Cutler ... additional character designer
Bonita R. DeCarlo ... character fabrication supervisor (as Bonita De Carlo)
Chrystene R. Ells ... character fabricator
Doug Engalla ... animation research library
Joel Fletcher ... animator
Angie Glocka ... animator
Margot Hale ... character fabricator
Timothy Hittle ... animator
Barry E. Jackson ... additional character designer (as Barry Jackson)
Elizabeth Jennings ... character fabricator
Paul Jessel ... additional animator (as Paul W. Jessel)
Mike Johnson ... assistant animation rigger (as Michael W. Johnson) / assistant animator (as Michael W. Johnson)
Owen Klatte ... animator
Jorgen Klubien ... additional character designer (as Jorgen Klubein)
Justin Kohn ... animator
Barbara Kossy ... character fabricator
Eric Leighton ... animation supervisor / animator
Gretchen Maschmeyer Albrecht ... ink and paint manager: Walt Disney Feature Animation (as Gretchen Albrecht)
Daniel Mason ... additional animator
Tennessee Reid Norton ... character fabricator (as Timothy Reid Norton)
Loyd Price ... animator
Facundo Rabaudi ... character fabricator
Elise Robertson ... character fabricator
Anthony Scott ... animator
Valerie Sofranko ... character fabricator (as Valerie Sofranko-Banks)
Trey Thomas ... animator
Lauren Vogt ... character fabricator
Harry Walton ... additional animator
Michael Wick ... character fabricator
Ken Willard ... additional animator
George Wong ... animation rig engineer
Rich Zim ... animator (as Richard C. Zimmerman)
Tamara Khalaf ... animation research library (uncredited)
Jesse Spencer ... character fabricator (uncredited)
Arianne Sutner ... story artist (uncredited)
Chris Ure ... additional character designs (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Davia Nelson ... casting: San Francisco
Mary Hidalgo ... casting associate (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor
Steve Bartek ... music arranger: vocal and song arrangements / orchestrator: songs
Chris Boardman ... conductor: songs (as Chris Boarman)
Danny Elfman ... music and lyrics by
Robert Fernandez ... music recordist (as Bobby Fernandez)
Craig Huxley ... Enterprise Synclavier Sound Package, Blaster Beam, Piano
Bill Jackson ... music recordist: song vocals
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator: score
Shawn Murphy ... music mixer / score mixer
J.A.C. Redford ... score conductor
Letitia Rogers ... music editing assistant
Patti Zimmitti ... orchestra contractor
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Megan Cavallari ... vocal assistance: Danny Elfman (uncredited)
Tod Cooper ... music production supervisor (uncredited)
Stanley B. Gill ... music recordist (uncredited)
Patrick Spain ... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Seth Wittner ... music proof reader (uncredited)
Monica Zierhut ... music production coordinator (uncredited)

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Ila Abramson ... production runner
Alia Agha ... stage coordinator (as Alia Almeida Agha)
Kat Alioshin ... assistant production coordinator (as Kat Miller)
Robert Anderson ... stage manager
Jon Angle ... production assistant
Derick P. Arippol ... intern
David Barber ... intern
Tandy Beal ... motion reference
Christine Beck ... caps personnel
Frances P. Behnam ... caps personnel
Andrew Birch ... intern
Thomas Buchanan ... facilities production assistant
David Burke ... production runner
Aisha Candrian ... massage therapist
Merrick Cheney ... armature engineer
Carol J. Choy ... caps personnel (as Carol Choy)
Blair Clark ... armature engineer
Jerome Cook ... intern
Andrew Davidson ... intern
Kimberly Domínguez ... senior digital operator
Joel Franklin ... supervising copyist
Derek Frey ... assistant: Tim Burton
Christopher W. Gee ... caps personnel (as Chris Gee)
Kent Gordon ... caps personnel
Thomas Hahn ... personnel: Pixar
Barbara Lynn Hamane ... caps personnel (as Barbara Hamane)
Dina Hardy ... intern
Troy Harris ... intern
Bruce Hatakeyama ... caps personnel
Don Henry ... caps personnel
Gisela Hermeling ... assistant to director / assistant to producer
Shyh-Chyuan Huang ... caps personnel (as Chyuan Huang)
Rebecca Huntley ... caps personnel (as Rebecca Pahr)
Ron Jackson ... caps personnel
David Janssen ... production assistant
Shannon Fallis Kane ... caps personnel (as Shannon Fallis-Kane)
Lisa Keene ... caps personnel
R. Todd King ... caps personnel (as Todd King)
Edwin R. Leonard ... caps personnel (as Ed Leonard)
Ethan Marak ... intern
Daniel Mason ... track reader
Tony Meagher ... caps personnel
Peter Nye ... personnel: Pixar
Lionel Ivan Orozco ... additional armatures
Alice Payton ... sew it fits
Syndi Pilar ... intern
Chris Rand ... armature engineer
Kevin Reher ... production accountant
Jackie Roberts ... caps personnel
Robyn Roberts ... caps personnel
Ann M. Rockwell ... intern
Denise L. Rottina ... production assistant (as Denise Rottina)
David J. Rowe ... caps personnel (as David Rowe)
James 'J.R.' Russell ... caps personnel (as James Russell)
Jill Ruzicka ... production coordinator
Beth Lee Schneider ... production assistant
Kirk Scott ... production assistant
Michael Shantzis ... personnel: Pixar (as Michael A. Shantzis)
Debra Y. Siegel ... caps personnel (as Debbie Siegel)
Jenny Spamer ... assistant accountant
Eben Stromquist ... armature engineer
Michael T. Sullivan ... caps personnel (as Michael Sullivan)
Arianne Sutner ... production assistant
David Teller ... production runner
Jefferson Thomas ... intern
Bart Trickel ... armature engineer
Ann Tucker ... scene planning supervisor: Walt Disney Feature Animation
Chuck Warren ... caps personnel
Cathy Whitney ... intern
Paul Yanover ... caps and effects software lead: Walt Disney Feature Animation
George Young ... production coordinator
Renato Zero ... voice dubbing
Thomas Baker ... scene planner (uncredited)
Jim Belmessieri ... stage manager (uncredited)
Craig Harris ... assistant stage manager (uncredited)
Jesse Merz ... market researcher (uncredited)
Steven Tyler Sahlein ... post production executive (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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 Jon Reeves

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Taglines Tim Burton's classic returns in 3-D so real, it's scary. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D (United States)
  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (United States)
  • L'étrange Noël de monsieur Jack (France)
  • Nightmare Before Christmas (Germany)
  • Pesadilla antes de Navidad (Spain)
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  • 76 min
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Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $143,289, 25 Oct 2009

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Trivia In 2001, Walt Disney Pictures began to consider producing a sequel, but rather than using stop motion, Disney wanted to use computer animation. Tim Burton convinced Disney to drop the idea. "I was always very protective of [Nightmare] not to do sequels or things of that kind," Burton explained. "You know, 'Jack visits Thanksgiving world' or other kinds of things just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it." See more »
Goofs In "Kidnap the Sandy Claws," just before Lock launches Barrel across the room, Lock is singing and his words are aligned. But when Barrel begins to sing, Lock's lips are moving to the words that Barrel should be singing. Barrel's lips don't move at all. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into It (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Here Comes Santa Claus See more »
Crazy Credits No credits are shown, except the company and the film's name. See more »
Quotes Jack Skellington: [singing] Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!
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