This stop-motion animated fable was a big hit when it was released -- not only at the box office, but critically. It was praised for its stunning originality and for the excellence of its execution. In addition, it was praised for being a completely absorbing fable that both grownups and children can enjoy, so long as the children are able to its handle scary bits (beginning perhaps at age seven or eight). In the story, Jack Skellington (voice of Chris Sarandon) is the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, a realm of reality where the inhabitants make it their life's work to scare humans on Halloween. He's good at his work, and is very popular around town, but it all bores him. In a funk one day, he wanders into a wood where every tree is the doorway to realms serving one or another human holiday, and falls through the doorway into Christmas. There, he sees scenes of such glee and good will that he is overwhelmed. He returns to Halloweentown with the inspiration to persuade his fellow citizens to kidnap Santa and do Christmas in their own Halloweentown way -- complete with snakes and shrunken heads. Despite strong arguments against this project by Jack's otherwise loyal girlfriend, Sally (voice of Catherine O'Hara), Santa (voice of Edward Ivory) is duly captured, and the townspeople prepare a very special Christmas for everyone. Jack is excited about the new plan, and at first doesn't notice that Sally isn't around much anymore. Meanwhile, Oogie Boogie (voice of Ken Page), a sinister opponent of Jack's, has re-kidnapped Santa and has captured Sally as well. Since Sally is the true love of Jack's life and (he eventually realizes) the only one who can be relied upon to tell him the truth in every circumstance, a confrontation with Oogie Boogie becomes inevitable. In addition to being a monumental work of animation (it took over 120 animators and many more technicians more than two years to film it), this show features ten very appropriate musical numbers by composer Danny Elfman, who also supplies Jack's singing voice. In October 2006, fans of the innovative animated classic got to experience The Nightmare Before Christmas in a whole new dimension when the film was re-released into theaters in Disney Digital 3-D -- a process developed to add remarkable new depth to films that were originally released in standard 2-D.~Clarke Fountain
Danny ElfmanJack Skellington/Barrel
Chris SarandonJack Skellington
William HickeyDr. Finklestein
Ken PageOogie Boogie
Randy CrenshawMr. Hyde/Behemoth/Vampire
Sherwood BallMummy, Vampire
Carmen TwillieUndersea Gal/Man Under Stairs
L. Peter Callender
Denise Di NoviProducer
Tim BurtonScreen Story
Danny ElfmanComposer (Music Score)
Tim BurtonProduction Designer
Deane TaylorArt Director
Eric LeightonVisual Effects
Richard L. AndersonSupervising Sound Editor
Fantasy,Concerts Operas and Musicals,Childrens and Family
Musical Fantasy,Animated Musical,Children's Fantasy,Creature Film
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Year of Release
25th Anniversary Edition, DVD
Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1), Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
The Nightmare Before Christmas [25th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] 
I got this for my daughters birthday gift and they love the 3d effects and the clear picture was just awesome. You need to have this in your 3d movie collection. You will like to watch this with friends and family.Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy
This review is from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas [20th Anniversary Edition] [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
nice move to watch with family
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
It was a cute movie to watch, or by yourself if you want to be a big kid.
This release is all about the vision. The quality of focal depth with the blu-ray is so rich and detailed. I felt I was watching it again with fresh eyes. Textures and extra background elements come alive in ways I had missed during my umpteen former viewings in standard format. Some of the 3D content really jumps; but I say its just an added bonus to throw a little thrill and chill back into the most classic of gothic operas.
This review is from The Nightmare Before Christmas [3 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D/DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
The classic clay zombie singing movie
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Did you know Tim Burton had nothing to do with this movie? It's true! He only had an idea and lots of other people did the actual work. But they didn't get their name in the title, did they? They should have been Tim Burton. Like my mom always said - If you can be anyone, be Tim Burton. Unless you can be Batman, then totally be Batman. Who also directed Batman. It's a circle.
The classic claymation Christmas movie not made by Franklin and Bass, you'll love and enjoy as a skeleton finds out that if you give someone a bad gift, they will shoot surface to air missiles at you. Truly touching.
What can I say about the film that hasn't already been said? As for the product itself, Disney typically does not disappoint when it comes to picture and sound quality on their Blu-ray discs. The colors and details stand out more on this particular Blu-ray transfer. Highly recommended.
This is an absolute classic. I have been wanting to add this to my blu-ray collection for a while but was under the impression that "Sing-Along Edition" meant that you would end up seeing the lyrics to the song on-screen when you are just trying to watch the actual movie. It turns out that the sing-along part is more of a special feature aside from watching the main movie itself. I think "Sing-along edition" should have been listed on the back along with the special features because it is a bit misleading. I am glad the main movie itself is here and you can watch it without having to see lyrics popping up all over the place, lol.
man, people pushed me and pushed me and pushed me to way chi this film for many many years and it just never caught my attention. this movie was blown out of proportion by all of my friends and family members so i lost interest in it.
finally i gave in and i decided to buy it and i have to say this was a fun family film to watch! i cant really say ,much about it since i was a bit sleepy when i saw this, but i do know that i did like it and i do recommend it for the entire family