About

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

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Directed by

Henry Selick

Written by

Caroline Thompson (Screenplay)
Tim Burton (Writer)
Mike Cachuela (Storyboard)
Michael McDowell (Adaptation)

Runtime

76 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene!

Cast

Keywords

magic fire santa claus christmas tree christmas holiday woods musical skeleton halloween stop motion pumpkin jack o lantern saving christmas

Photos

Lists

#327 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#207 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#992 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Visual Effects