Based on a 1982’s poem by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas was not the movie as we see it today. It had through many phases to reach the heights which it has attained today. The film aired at the New York Film Festival on October 9, and during its theatrical release, it earned $50 million in the United States. It is a 1993 American stop-motion musical dark fantasy directed by Henry Selick and produced/co-written by Tim Burton.
It shows the story of Jack Skellington, also known as the pumpkin king, a being from “Halloween Town” who decides to celebrate the Christmas holiday in his own way by bringing Christmas to his own world.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Storyline
It is the story of Ancient Holiday Worlds of Halloween Town, where Jack Skellington is bored by all the same mechanical routine of scares, screens, and horrors. So to get rid of this boredom, he decides to arrange a Christmas in his world after knowing how delightfully it is celebrated in the other worlds and for which he plans everything from kidnapping Santa Claus and all. And in this process, the entry of Oogie boogie takes place who tries to ruin the plans made by Jack.
Jack, who is entirely unaware of all the happening, continues to focus on his entire layout of the plans, but to his comes Sally, a stitched doll who is in love with him. She tries to warn him in many ways, but Jack wouldn’t listen to her, which gets her to take all the action by herself. In the end, Jack is in the process of making the children happy by giving them gifts them some scary dolls as he is unaware of its consequences which is the children getting more afraid.
Original Release of the Movie
The film was first decided to get released as a short film of about 30-minutes that to be television special. But over the years, with the gradual progression, it was decided that the movie would be hitting the screens in 3D. In the year 1990, Burton and Disney made a development deal, and the production of the film began in July 1991 in San Francisco. And in the year 1993, Walt Disney finally took over the movie in 3D.
Where to Watch it!
Although the is movie is currently available on Disney+. But if we go back in time, then it can be seen that Disney again reissued the film yearly under their Disney Digital 3-D format, which was since 2006. The Nightmare Before Christmas became the first stop-motion animated film to be entirely converted to 3D. The music in the movie is also marvelous, with many albums as its part.
On September 30, 2008, Disney decided to release the cover album Nightmare Revisited, which included artists such as Flyleaf, Amy Lee, Korn, Plain White T’s, Rise Against, The All-American Rejects, and many others. Besides this, there was another soundtrack released in the year 2003 named as the Disneyland Haunted Mansion Holiday. The Nightmare Before Christmas has a huge voice cast featuring many talented artists. And this makes the movie feel more natural. This movie is a thumps up in all senses.