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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend,

MPAA Rating PG

Status Released

Release Date 1993-10-09

Runtime 76 minutes

Budget $24m

Revenue $76m


TMDB 7.8


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amy_santi shared a tip "Tim Burton Is A True Artist Uf You Can't Memorize And Sing Line To Line This Is Halloween You Should Be Ashamed"

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brian_draggoo shared a tip "A classic - one to watch every year at Halloween or Christmas (you choose!)"

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kayla_levin shared a tip "Perfect spooky szn movie and good for a family with young ones too!"

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stuffed_foxes shared a tip "the protagonist that’s just like me fr: Jack Skellington"

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kweku_ananse_haki shared a tip "Two for one holiday special. Bang for your buck right here."

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EmpireRaven shared a tip "This is my all time favorite movie and I will always love it"

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ghostie_gal shared a tip "This is so good I’ll watch it even when it’s not fall 🍁🍁🍁"

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joceline_espinoza shared a tip "I love this movie. I watch it every year! 😊"

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richele_pearson shared a tip "Amazing movie! I totally sing along too!"

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meisha_mull_alittle shared a tip "All time favorite movie! So creative and a lot of spooky fun :)"

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MoMoYo shared a tip "Sort of"

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mindi_ratcliff shared a tip "I find myself going back to this movie over and over. I love it! It's just a classic for me. ♡"

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bubby1 shared a tip "This was really good back in my day"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "One of my all time favorites! I watch this quite a few times a years!"

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zach_gallegos shared a tip "Christmas Movie or Halloween Movie?"

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regina1026 shared a tip "This is one of my favorite movies. I watch it every year between Halloween and Christmas."

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alexandra_sage shared a tip "It's Christmas and Halloween all in one, who doesn't love those holidays?"

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inutrasha shared a tip "A classic stopmo film! Its whimsical and charming, and my favourite level in Kingdom Hearts."

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emily_heisler shared a tip "Love this soundtrack"

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carisa_haber shared a tip "Halloween and Christmas my two favorites. In one!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

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adrian_sparkman shared a tip "One of my top 10 of all time."

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kerri_cleveland shared a tip "I love Jack and Sally!"

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cherrelle_harris shared a tip "My favorite movie."

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robert_wasson shared a tip "the best animated christmas movie"

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tricky_and_trendy shared a tip "This is my favorite claymation Tim Burton movie!"

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jennifer_collazo-mo shared a tip "My all time favorite for Halloween and Christmas! 🖤"

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bethany_eaves shared a tip "Its very #musical and #comical I absolutely love it❤️"

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kristina_duncan shared a tip "He's Jack the Pumpkin King!!!!"

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bwch13 shared a tip "yes."

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tricia_johnson_318 shared a tip "In my top 10 favorite movies"

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Recromage shared a tip "My favorite movie of all time! I have a couple pairs of pj pants off of this movie! As I typed this out I am wearing one!"

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jude_gourdet shared a tip "This is Halloween, so cliche lol"

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kate_dulny shared a tip "You know a holiday movie is good when you can bop to the soundtrack 365 days a year"

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k8_fish shared a tip "Genius. Conception, execution, direction. Genius."

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edna_alliett-haddock shared a tip "Jack and Sally are my all time favourite Disney characters. This movie feeds my love for Halloween."

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jonathan_4800 shared a tip "Excellent, and shows Burton's vision modified through others to still be worthwhile and managed to tap into Elfman in transition"

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Zathereth shared a tip "#animated_musical"

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Zathereth shared a tip "#dark_atmosphere"

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bridget_walker_422 shared a tip "Good a classic Halloween favorite"

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maggie_4043 shared a tip "🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤"

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jadyn_montoya shared a tip "Jack"

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kimberley_nelson shared a tip "Excellent kids family Halloween movie that everyone in the family can enjoy! 😊"

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china_c shared a tip "I watched this for the first time last weekend and it definitely lived up to the years and years of hype"

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sierra_spencer_5333 shared a tip "A bit overrated but still a classic joy ride through both Halloween and Christmas!"

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kyc_casper shared a tip "why cant i watch the full movie bru 😐?"

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krystel_holtz shared a tip "Classic and a must in my house! Perfect for any day of the year"

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ATL920 shared a tip "Probably when they kidnap sandy claws"

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rowena_lovegood shared a tip "Possibly one of the best Tim Burton movies. The songs are freaking awesome!!!"

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big_slick shared a tip "It’s a classic! What can I say!"

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dorthy_andres shared a tip "Love this movie 💖. Any of my friends that have see my nightmare collection will vouch for that."

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sarah_hunt_6348 shared a tip "My favorite"

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kty shared a tip "i love this movie so much. very nostalgic and i’ve rewatched it hundreds of times! it’s amazing!"

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_lillianblair_ shared a tip "love it"

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sofiareynoso shared a tip "the day people figure out what holiday this movie belongs with is the day humanity ends"

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sunflowerbaby19 shared a tip "I loved the music, the romance, and the story so much. I watch it every christmas."

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mark_sibley shared a tip "Dec 13"

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aryan_vanGrevenhof shared a tip "Love it!"

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skellington_product shared a tip "My all time favorite movie"

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william_beals shared a tip "A great movie to get in the spooky spirit. The music is Danny Elfman’s magnum opus."

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manfred_white shared a tip "I love that movie."

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destiny_m_2139 shared a tip "My favorite scene in this movie is when Jack discovers Christmas."

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nicole_bell_2181 shared a tip "Sally &Jack"

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nikita_iron shared a tip "♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡"

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katie_edwards_6319 shared a tip "Its s perfect movei to watch in halloween and Christmas!!!"

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mikrobeme shared a tip "One of the family favorites!"

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kellie_gustafson shared a tip "Seriously? Who DOESN'T love this movie?!"

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capncrunch11 shared a tip "Haven’t seen"

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capncrunch11 shared a tip "Not seen yet"

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capncrunch11 shared a tip "Haven’t seen"

daffy_duck shared a tip "Childhood favorite"

monica_gordon shared a tip "Not sure Id consider this a halloween or christmas but its a great movie! Classic must see!"

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v_j_5925 shared a tip "Dark, halloween"

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marjorie_cairnes shared a tip "I love this movie so much i love jack and sally and zero"

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benita_martinez shared a tip "I love all the songs"

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scriptor_malum shared a tip "An artistic classic!"

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christin_spangler shared a tip "One of my all time favorites"

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heidi_brann shared a tip "One of my families favorite movies"

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kaelin_fink shared a tip "I love everything Tim Burton, so of course I love this movie!!!"

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laurel_posey shared a tip "Interesting, clever, weird mash-up of Halloween and Christmas, and it's a #musical too!"

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princess_beauty_7473 shared a tip "Also really love this movie"

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shannon_hise shared a tip "Stop animation? Coralie. I actually like Coralie better than NBC. The Corpse Bride and The Box Trolls. All worth the watch."

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eddwardo_chesterfie shared a tip "Perfect Thanksgiving movie"

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suzanne_kriesant shared a tip "All year round."

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callie_watford shared a tip "My childhood, this movie was the beginning of my love for all things spooky! "

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angela_clark-koisti shared a tip "It was a cute movie. And is good for watching two holidays"

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geeglikes shared a tip "THE Disney movie for Christmas and Halloween"

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hally_wiseman shared a tip "You may say this is the bridge between Halloween and Christmas but I think this movie is year round good. 😉"

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sam_ferris shared a tip "A classic for October or December-- this goofy, campy, spooky movie is a personal favorite of mine!"

rachel_g_5290 shared a tip "Love Tim Burton’s movies. This is not one of my favs but it’s still good"

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renee_ruark_9802 shared a tip "Its Tim Burton. It's fabulous."

zoe_newman_9268 shared a tip "It was a great Halloween movie"

crystal_5209 shared a tip "Halloween classic. The songs are so catchy!"

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carolina_mcnamara shared a tip "I loved the claymation style and the plot line is perfect! 10/10 I watch this like 20,000 times every Halloween"

nkaime_singum shared a tip "It’s really good and the music is so beautiful"

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kiah_s. shared a tip "deffo overhyped but a good movie nonetheless"

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elizabeth_maughan shared a tip "One of my families favorites."

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priscilla_c_munoz shared a tip "Perfect movie for any time of the year, especially Halloween or Christmas! Tim Burton is amazing!!"

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jeanne_burno shared a tip "Classic"

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carlina_fernicola shared a tip "Love Tim burton"

mia_alfieri shared a tip "A favorite since childhood. Won’t stand for the Henry Selick erasure."

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guadalupe_vega_7376 shared a tip "I love this movie so much, Tim Burton has my heart<3"

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frankie_moore_6740 shared a tip "This is the best musical ever made."

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