The Nightmare Before Christmas is a beloved ’90s classic. But did you know the movie started life over ten years earlier, when producer Tim Burton wrote a poem in 1982? At the time, Burton was an animator at Walt Disney Studios, and he tried to turn The Nightmare Before Christmas into a short film. Disney considered it, but nothing ever happened with it, and eventually Burton lost his job. Then he went on to direct Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Batman. Suddenly, Disney was more interested in The Nightmare Before Christmas, and as an entire feature-length film. That’s just one of the Nightmare Before Christmas facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie? Or is it a Christmas movie? Why can’t it just be both? Fans have engaged in friendly debate over which holiday Henry Selick’s stop-motion animated classic rightfully belongs to, but Selick himself has definitively settled the debate once and for all: sorry, Christmas-fans, but The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie.
Sally, from Henry Selick's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' was a rag doll created by Dr. Finklestein, who had a huge crush on Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King. Today, we honor this noble character with her own spot as a Cosplay of the Day!
There's no doubt that Jack Skellington from Henry Selick's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is an immensely popular character. He's even made his way from the big screen to video games, having appeared in the Kingdom Heart series! But thanks to his skeletal character design, it might be a big challenge to those wanting to cosplay him. Well, we found someone who did a mighty fine job.