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The Nightmare Before Christmas (13-Oct-1993)

Director: Henry Selick

Writers: Tim Burton; Michael McDowell; Caroline Thompson

Music: Danny Elfman

Producers: Tim Burton; Denise DiNovi

Keywords: Fantasy, Halloween, Christmas

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, orchestrates the town's annual holiday, though over time has grown bored with the task. During a forest wander he stumbles upon Christmastown, celebrating an entirely different type of holiday. He relays the discovery to the others, and together they plot to remake Christmas in a Halloweenish vision. Tim Burton at his best. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects, and a Hugo nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Danny Elfman
Musician
29-May-1953   Oingo Boingo, movie composer
William Hickey
Actor
19-Sep-1927 29-Jun-1997 Prizzi's Honor
Catherine O'Hara
Comic
4-Mar-1954   Delia in Beetlejuice
Greg Proops
Comic
3-Oct-1959   Stand-up comic and TV show host
Paul Reubens
Actor
27-Aug-1952   Pee-wee Herman
Chris Sarandon
Actor
24-Jul-1942   Dog Day Afternoon
Glenn Shadix
Actor
15-Apr-1952 7-Sep-2010 Beetlejuice

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