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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2008]
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: Collector's ed.
  • Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 76 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0788887742
  • 9780788887741
  • 786936808988

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Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas

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Call number: DVD Animation Nightmare, Youth-DVD Disney Nightmare

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth, West Adult

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Based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993.

Special features: Jack's haunted mansion holiday tour; Tim Burton's original poem narrated by Christopher Lee; audio commentary with Tim Burton, Henry Selick and Danny Elfman; making-of documentary.

Voices: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory.

Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. But things do not go as planned when Oogie Boogie, an evil gambling boogey man, plots to play a game with Santa Claus' life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.

DVD, region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Contents: Nightmare before Christmas.

Community Reviews

freeaking love it!

For all the fun yet weird people out there...this movie is for you! In my opinion, Tim Burton's best film.

Great visuals and songs; bad message

Since I first saw this movie in the theater during it initial release, I have viewed this film as inherently flawed. The characters are delightful, the songs and score divine, and the visuals creepy and delicious. However, the plot resolution clearly lays out that the protagonist of the piece can and should expect for a parental figure (in this case Santa Claus) to fix all the things he screwed up. I guess it's a parable for the helicopter-parented generation.

Love it!

I never know whether to watch this at Christmas or at Halloween...so sometimes I watch it at both! It's such a fun, creepy, weird movie. Not your usual Christmas movie for sure. This is Tim Burton at his finest.

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