Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 animated musical film produced and written by Tim Burton, directed by Henry Selick, and scored by Danny Elfman. The film was a critical and commercial success, with particular praise for its stop-motion animation, musical score, and original storyline. The movie has earned a significant following, with merchandise, video games, and other media dedicated to it. The story follows Jack Skellington, the leader of a holiday-themed world known as Halloween Town,who stumbles upon the world of Christmas Town. Interested in this new culture, Jack attempts to combine the 2 holidays, with unexpectedly disastrous results.