|The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|Writer||Michael McDowell, Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson|
|Starring||Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara|
|66th Academy Awards|
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop motion musical fantasy horror film produced/co-written by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. Danny Elfman wrote the film score and provided the singing voice of Jack, as well as other minor characters. The remaining principal voice cast includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page and Glenn Shadix. Disney has reissued the film annually under their Disney Digital 3-D format since 2006, being the first stop-motion animated feature to be entirely converted to 3-D.
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.