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by Dianna Ranere

Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town: The Story, the Characters, and the Legacy

I can still remember like it was yesterday that night I stepped into the movie theater to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. That was 30 years ago and from that very moment, I became a fan for life. This is a story very similar to many other fans who discovered Jack, Sally, and the others who populate Halloween town.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is firmly planted in pop culture and this new book, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town: The Story, the Characters, and the Legacy delves into all the reasons this movie and the creepy loveable characters are still so hugely popular to this day.

Featuring an original foreword by Tim Burton himself, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town celebrates the film and the culture that has grown around it with exclusive and original interviews from:

  • Author and creator, Tim Burton
  • Animators, sculptors, and other artists of the film
  • Musical talent behind Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman
  • The iconic voice of Sally, comic actress Catherine O’Hara
  • Musicians on the Nightmare Revisited album

This book is gorgeous, a true coffee table book that you would proudly display. The book is filled with colorful photos that will please fans old and new. The book was written by Emily Zemler, a writer and journalist based in London. She is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone, among other prestigious outlets. Emily is the co-author of A Sick Life, with TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and the author of The Art and Making of Aladdin and Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara.


Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town: The Story, the Characters, and the Legacy is available August 22, 2023, everywhere books are sold. Pre-order it now.