The Nightmare Before Christmas
Prop Culture

The Nightmare Before Christmas


Season 1 / Episode 3

Join movie prop collector Dan Lanigan as he examines Disney's first stop-motion animated feature Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with masterminds and artisans from the film. Visit Fonco Studios where visual consultant Rick Heinrichs shows the original Jack Skellington maquette from the concept stage. Meet Danny Elfman, the film’s composer and singing voice of Jack Skellington. Visit with Chris Sarandon who provided the speaking voice for Jack Skellington. Explore the depths of Jack Skellington with legendary stop-motion animator Tom St. Amand who crafted the armatures of many puppets used in the film. Watch as producer Kathleen Gavin reunites with set builder Fon Davis, and character fabricator Bonita DeCarlo to discuss their work and the pieces they saved from the film. Chat with screenwriter Caroline Thompson at the Writers Guild where her screenplay for the film is archived. Travel to San Francisco and sit down with director Henry Selick whose unique style brought Tim Burton’s characters to life.


Genre - Docuseries
Running Time - 31min
Language - en
Original Air Date - Friday 1st May 2020

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