Video Release: September 10, 2013
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
- Runtime: 76 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Tired of being an object of fear for small children, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, sets out to replace Santa Claus and oversee Christmas festivities for a year. A trio of ghastly ghouls are assigned to the task of kidnapping Saint Nick; meanwhile Jack attends to the Yuletide activities, giving them a frightful new twist in the process.
Tim Burton's stop-motion animated feature finds Pumpkin King Jack Skellington thinking the grass is greener over in Santa Claus's holiday. He marshalls all his goblins and ghouls to take over Christmas, but alas -- poor Jack belongs to Halloween. An amazing visual and musical feast that should be seen at least twice to catch all the kinks and quirks in the nooks and crannies. Academy Award Nominations: Best Visual Effects.