The Nightmare Before Christmas Poster

Release Date: October 13th, 1993

DVD Release Date: December 3rd, 1997

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, Edward Ivory

Director: Henry Selick

Genres: Comedy, Animated, Family, Fantasy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Skellington Productions

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Heartwarming, Mystery, Pursuit, Small town, House

Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Visual Effects