The Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993 and has become a household favorite since its original release. It's all about the Pumpkin King who has seemed to have reached his midlife crisis, finding new purpose since becoming too bored with his own holiday and deciding to take over another.

In recognition of this holiday classic, here are some facts that you might not know about this movie.


1. Jack Skellington actually has two voices


Tim Burton didn't think anyone could do the songs justice like composer Danny Elfman, so he agreed to do the singing. However, he didn't want to act for it so they hired Chris Sarandon because his speaking voice matched with Elfman's singing.

2. Tim Burton created the story, however he did not direct the movie


He was working on Batman Returns at the time, and therefore handed over the reigns to Henry Selick.

3. Disney did not want to be associated to the movie


Of course NOW they have their name on the DVD box. However, when the movie originally was set to release they found it too dark for the kids and decided to release it under the name of one of the companies that they owned, Touchstone. Seeing its popularity, however, made them willing to associate themselves with it.

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