Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Movie Info & Cast


Bored with his perennial role as Halloween Town's frightening Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington wanders off and discovers the cheerful village of Christmas Town. Determined to shake things up in Halloween Town, he enlists the help of some mischievous trick-or-treaters to kidnap Santa Claus and takes over the job of delivering gifts to the children of the world himself. When his plan goes awry, Jack attempts to restore Santa to his rightful place. But first, he must rescue St. Nick from the clutches of the evil Oogie Boogie!


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

Atom User Reviews

Verified Review

Saw it in theaters when I was a kid and loved it! So awesome to take my daughter to have the same experience and now she loves it too!

Chase A
Verified Review

So cool to see it on the big screen! One of my favorite movies. I was astonished at how the sound system changed the entire experience for me! So good!

Skyler B



The director of the film, a veteran stop-action master named Henry Selick, is the person who has made it all work. And his achievement is enormous.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has a grotesque charm, a pie-eyed magic. With its crack-brained, spidery-limbed, Edward-Gorey-eyed crew of dashing skeletons, Frankenstein ladies, mad scientists with detachable brainpans, swivel-headed two-faced politicians and big bad bug-bag monsters, it comes at you like a Saturday afternoon kiddies' special gone pleasantly berserk.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

That Burton darkness, gentle and sweet though it may be (he's David Lynch through a Disney looking-glass), was said to be the one element that kept Batman Returns from becoming the most popular movie of all time. Maybe so. But this time, it's simply perfect. [22 Oct 1993, p.G4]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald