In the 1993 American stop-motion animated musical, Nightmare Before Christmas, this is a dream come true. Or a nightmare come true? Either way, it’s one of those classic films that has captured the hearts and imaginations of those who have seen it, and continue to watch it to this day.
‘Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
Originally a poem written by Tim Burton when he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Productions in 1982, Nightmare Before Christmas wouldn’t get its chance at production until 1991. Because of its dark fantasy themes, it was released through Touchstone Pictures first, but was eventually converted to digital 3D from 2006 to 2009.
Nightmare Before Christmas was Henry Selick’s directorial debut, with music and score by Danny Elfman. Key characters include: Chris Sarandon as the speaking voice of Jack Skellington (singing voice provided by Elfman), Catherine O’Hara as Sally the rag doll woman, Glenn Shadix as Mayor of Halloween Town, William Hickey as Doctor Finklestein, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie, the bogeyman.
The film tells of Halloween Town and its hero, Jack Skellington. Jaded by his annual routine, Jack chances upon a door to Christmas Town and is amazed by what he sees and experiences. He goes back to Halloween Town and convinces the others to celebrate the holiday. But because they can’t fully grasp its concept, they end up making a mess of things. Jack realizes his mistake and by the end, fully embraces his role as Halloween Town’s Pumpkin King.
Nightmare Before Christmas Font
You don’t need to choose between Christmas and Halloween, especially if there’s a perfect font for both. Introducing this Nightmare Before Christmas inspired gem called Burton’s Nightmare! You can download this for free and use it to spice up bland, lacklustre projects.