Behind the Scenes: The Nightmare Before Christmas


The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of Tim Burton’s most popular and successful stop motion films, always makes it to the must-watch list of both the young and the young at heart. If you’re among them and have ever been curious about the making of this acclaimed musical fantasy film, check out some interesting behind-the-scenes photos and clips after the jump!

Released in 1993, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is without a doubt among the most popular and successful stop motion animation films of all time. Many find it interesting for the ground-breaking visuals that tell about the merging two holiday dream worlds and their fantasy creatures. Apart from the storyline and the memorable characters, the stop motion film was also applauded for the painstaking details and creative process that went into making the film.

Tim Burton with some of the puppets and figures for making the stop-motion animation film. Photo via Daemon's Movies.

We all know how challenging, time-consuming, and meticulous the filming of stop motion animation films are, so it’s always intriguing to learn about how they were carried out. Disney released some fascinating behind-the-scenes snapshots from their archives in the past years, showing the people, equipment, and the highly detailed miniature figures and sets used to create the film. Let’s take a look at some of the rare photos below:

Photos via Monster Island News

But wait, since there are also countless behind-the-scenes clips on this acclaimed Tim Burton film, we thought we should also share an interesting 3-part footage! Watch it below, and enjoy!

If you would like to read more about this classic stop motion film, you might also want to check out Stop-Motion Animation: The Nightmare Before Christmas

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-12-21 #videos #lifestyle #behind-the-scenes #lomography #stop-motion #tim-burton #analogue-lifestyle #stop-motion-animation #the-nightmare-before-christmas


  1. johnhn
    johnhn ·

    Neat article. I've got the American Cinematographer issue, where they examine this film from a cinematographers point of view. I would really recommend it to anyone whos interested film lighting etc. The price for this issue is extremely expensive at the ACshop… but or… got a cheaper stock'

  2. prisca_31
    prisca_31 ·

    Tonight in LYON, FR 3D version au cinéma !!! <3

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