Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

  1. Henry Selick


  2. Caroline Thompson


  3. Tim Burton


Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Jack Skellington (voice)

  2. Danny Elfman

    Danny Elfman

    Jack Skellington (singing) / Barrel / Clown with the Tear away Face (voice)

  3. Catherine O'Hara

    Catherine O'Hara

    Sally / Shock (voice)

  4. William Hickey

    William Hickey

    Dr. Finkelstein (voice)

  5. Glenn Shadix

    Glenn Shadix

    Mayor (voice)

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The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 9, 1993


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 16m

Budget $18,000,000.00

Revenue $75,634,409.00



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