Throwback Thursday: The Nightmare Before Christmas

It’s been twenty years since Tim Burton’s chef d’oeuvre snuck into our hearts, and, my, that makes me feel old. Yet every time I watch this film I feel young again (nevermind that I didn’t see the film until I was in my late teens).

Here are some things you may not have known about Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature:

  • Tim Burton worked as an animator for Disney in the ’80s, and it was during that time that he wrote the poem upon which the film is based.
  • Danny Elfman, the composer for Nightmare and many other Burton features, is the singing voice of Jack Skellington. He is also Barrel and the “Clown with the Tear-Away Face.”
  • Burton refused the idea of any sequels, stating that he wanted to maintain the film’s “purity.”
  • On the film’s soundtrack, Patrick Stewart voices the introduction.
  • The film made approximately $50 million in its original theatrical release; it has made at least 50% more in every theatrical release since (especially once it was released in 3-D).

So there’s your little bit of film history. The twentieth anniversary 3-D Blu-ray is on sale at amazon.

Now, enjoy my favorite bit of my favorite animated film.

-The Collectress