The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4K: It's Christmas before time at Disney

For Jack Skellington, Halloween-Ville oozes boredom. The great organizer of the famous pagan festival dreams of change and decides to take care of the Christmas festivities.

Inspired by a poem written in the early 80s by the director of Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas brings together the dark and gothic universe of Halloween with the magic of Christmas. The film celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

227 puppets and 13 animators later

A daring project that Tim Burton proposed to the slightly cautious Disney studios at first but which ended up injecting 15 million dollars for it to see the light of day. Already committed to two feature films (the sequel to Batman and Ed Wood then in pre-production), Burton entrusted the direction of the film to Henry Selick, a stop-motion specialist.

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Spread over three years, the filming required no less than thirteen animators, a hundred prop makers, an armada of technicians and 227 puppets with an impressive range of expressions.

A little gem of cinema animation to (re)discover from October 4 in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray at Disney Studios, link by clicking here.