08 19 Oct '24
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Henry Selick

The Nightmare Before Christmas

76' - 1993 - Fantasy, Family - Dialogue: English
Director: Henry Selick Composer: Danny Elfman With: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
The film is based on a story, Tim Burton, drafted 13 years ago, when he was an animation trainee at Disney. lts premise: what if Halloween took over Christmas, what kind of holiday would we have ? The action starts in mythical Halloween Town, where the witches, ghouls and demons dwell. Among them Jack Skellington, he is going through an existential crisis: Christmas Town seems a far jollier affair. The combination of a strong storyline and skilled direction is enhanced by the work of of a team of brilliant stop-motion animators: the result is a hilariously scary one.

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Henry Selick


Danny Elfman


Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara


Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson

Director of Photography

Pete Kozachik


Stan Webb


Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Tim Burton



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