The untold truth of The Nightmare Before Christmas
When Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas premiered in October 1993, it did so with surprisingly little fanfare for a film developed by Disney. While it was lauded by the top critics of the day, it wasn't the immediate success that Burton, director Henry Selick and their dedicated team of animators had hoped for. After the film left theaters, however, it began a transition from beloved cult movie to cultural phenomenon. Before long, Jack Skellington's grinning skull was everywhere from t-shirts to tattoos—and the story of how this creepy classic came about is just as interesting as the film itself.