Burton did NOT direct the movie due to the film’s time commitment and his scheduling conflicts with Batman Returns.
Fantasy Dresses by Stella de Libero (Gallery 1)
The Bride Who Wore Black – 11 Dresses (Gallery 2)
Pucker Up (Gallery 2)
Amphi Festival – Germany
Disney wanted to build a Nightmare Before Christmas ride at Disneyland, but reportedly, Burton (who owns 50% of the rights to the characters) nixed the idea.
Tim Burton’s friend Danny Elfman wrote the songs and music for the film without a script or storyboard.
Burton turned down Disney’s request to make a sequel, stating that “some movies should be left alone. I think it keeps their spirit intact in a way.”
Jack Skelllington first appeared in Beetlejuice. His head can be seen atop Beetlejuice carnival hat.
Disney considered developing The Nightmare Before Christmas in 1982 as either a short film or 30-minute TV special. The studio eventually shelved it for being, “too weird.”