The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 16min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • Written by: Tim Burton (story), Michael McDowell (adaptation), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
  • Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Ken Page
  • UK release: 25 November 1994

Jack Skellington, the skinny trickster king of Halloweentown, is restless with success and needs a new challenge, so he hatches a plot to kidnap Santa and creates a mixed-up Yuletide which isn't quite what the kids expected. Produced and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

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Fri 30 Dec, 1pm | £8 (£6)

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

PG (73 min)

Director: Henry Selick

Cast: Chris Sarandon (voice), Catherine O'Hara (voice),William Hickey (voice), Glenn Shadix (voice), Paul Reubens (voice),Danny Elfman (voice), Ken Page (voice), Ed Ivory (voice), Susan McBride (voice), Debi Durst (voice), Gregory Proops (voice), Kerry Katz (voice)

English | 1993

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