Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


Enter an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder -- where every holiday has its own special land... and imaginative, one-of-a-kind characters! The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, and all things that go bump in the night. Bored with the same old tricks and treats, he yearns for something more, and soon stumbles upon the glorious magic of Christmas Town! Jack decides to bring this joyful holiday back to Halloween Town. But as his dream to fill Santa's shoes unravels, it's up to Sally, the rag doll who loves him, to stitch things back together. This critically acclaimed movie milestone captured the heart and imagination of audiences everywhere with its Academy Award-nominated stop-motion effects, engaging Grammy-nominated music, and the genius of Tim Burton (Batman, Planet of the Apes). The Nightmare Before Christmas -- a delightful treat the whole family will enjoy!


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Production timeline

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA October 29, 1993
VHS USA September 30, 1994
DVD USA December 2, 1997
DVD (Special Edition) USA October 3, 2000
Blu-ray USA August 26, 2008
Blu-ray 3D USA August 30, 2011





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