The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop motion animated feature directed by Henry Selick with music by Danny Elfman. Tim Burton wrote the original three page narrative poem the story is based on, and also created the character designs for the main characters.
The story is pretty simple and straight-forward. Jack is the Pumpkin King and the leader of Halloween town. Halloween town is a mystical realm that’s dedicated to running Halloween across the mortal world. One day after Halloween, Jack starts to get emo and decides he needs a change. He accidently wanders into Christmas town and decides that he’d like to try Christmas out instead. Problem is, he and the rest of the people of Halloween town can’t quite mentally grasp a holiday that’s about good will and cheer… Also he has to kidnap Santa Claus. For his own good.
Melanie’s side of the audio sounds pretty horrible. Her new laptop defaulted back to the built in microphone instead of the good standalone one we usually use. We had no idea the quality had been borked until I started to edit it and then it was either put out borked sound or miss the Christmas deadline. Hopefully it’s still entertaining.
Nightmare Before Christmas Trailer