The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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The Nightmare Before Christmas / Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic and popular stop-motion holiday musical fantasy animation movie directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton in 1993.


In 1982 when Tim Burton was working for Disney as a animator he wrote The Nightmare Before Christmas as a poem. Disney’s consideration started developing as a short film or a 30 minute television special. Tim Burton made a deal with Disney in 1990, and in 1991 the production started in San Francisco. Finally in 1993 the movie is finished and ready to be released in theaters. However, due to the movie to be dark and scary and not recommended for little children, Disney decided to release the film under Touchstone Pictures.


The Nightmare Before Christmas became highly successful and widespread after a few days of theater release. According to Rotten Tomatoes[1], 96% of the critics enjoyed watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.


The Nightmare Before Christmas has a large online following. On Deviantart, there are more then 76,000 results. has over 1,000 Nightmare Before Christmas works. There are multiple tumblrs devoted to Nightmare Before Chistmas. There is no Nightmare Before Christmas sub-reddit, but a search for it brings up over 2000 results. Also there is a Nightmare Before Christmas fansite called Pumkin Patch. It has information on the movie, a fan section, games, downloads and a fourm.

Song Parodys

Many people make song parody’s of Nightmare Before Christmas’s sound track. The most common song to parody is What’s This.


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[1]Rotten Tomatoes – The Nightmare Before Christmas

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