After 30 years, discover the inspiration behind Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and its legacy as a certified pop-culture experience in TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: BEYOND HALLOWEEN TOWN.
What is it about Jack Skellington that is so compelling? Why does the love between Sally and Jack resonate with so many? The feature-length, stop-motion movie about the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town who becomes obsessed with celebrating Christmas is a fascinating musical and love story that has transcended the original film and captivated the world. From the improbable tale to the lovable characters, Tim Burton’s creation has turned into a lifestyle, branching into fashion, video games, card and board games, live-action concerts, themed celebrations at Disneyland, and even cameos in other movies.
Featuring an original forward by Tim Burton himself, TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: BEYOND HALLOWEEN TOWN. celebrates the film and the culture that has grown around it with exclusive and original interviews from:
- Author and creator, Tim Burton
- Animators, sculptors, and other artists of the film
- Musical talent behind Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman
- The iconic voice of Sally, comic actress Catherine O’Hara
- Musicians on the Nightmare Revisited album
Delve into the magic of Halloween and Christmas in a story told through unlikely heroes that started 30 years ago. This beautifully designed coffee-table book is sure to captivate die-hard and casual fans alike.
Disney TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: BEYOND HALLOWEEN TOWN – THE STORY, THE CHARACTERS, AND THE LEGACY will be published on August 22, 2023 by Epik Ink. You can preorder the book here.
Emily Zemler is a writer and journalist based in London. She is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone, among other prestigious outlets. Emily is the co-author of A Sick Life, with TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and the author of The Art and Making of Aladdin and Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara.
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