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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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Credits

Director

Henry Selick

Composer

Danny Elfman

With

Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Scenario

Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson

Director of Photography

Pete Kozachik

Editor

Stan Webb

Producer

Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Tim Burton

Year

1993

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