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PG| 1 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Cast: Danny Elfman , Chris Sarandon , Catherine O'Hara , William Hickey , Glenn Shadix , Paul Reubens , Ken Page , Ed Ivory

Director: Henry Selick

Genres: Children, Fantasy, Comedy, Animated

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Release Date: October 13th, 1993|1 hr. 15 min.

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  • October 30, 2011 josephbeagle2
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    Brilliant is the only word to describe this film. This is one of my favorite animated films, although not as great as the Toy Story trilogy. This film proves that an animated film can go a long way, or at least further than Space Chimps and The Wild, shame.....

  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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    Tim Burtons production made this movie wonderful.

  • March 21, 2009 anjakaczka
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    THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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