‘Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town’ Behind the Scenes Book Announced

A new official book featuring a retrospective of the stop-motion Halloween classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming this summer, and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town: The Story, The Characters, and The Legacy promises to be a must-own treat for fans. Read on for the official press release and pre-order link.

After 30 years, discover the inspirations behind Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and its legacy as a certified pop-culture experience.

What is it about Jack Skellington that is so compelling? Why does the love between Sally and Jack resonate with so many? The feature-length, stop-motion movie about the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town who becomes obsessed with celebrating Christmas is a fascinating musical and love story that has transcended the original film and captivated the world. From the improbable tale to the lovable characters, Tim Burton’s creation has turned into a lifestyle, branching into fashion, video games, card and board games, live-action concerts, themed celebrations at Disneyland, and even cameos in other movies.

Written by Emily Zemler and featuring an original foreword by Tim Burton himself, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town celebrates the film and the culture that has grown around it.

The hardcover 168-page book will feature more than 100 illustrations, as well as 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

Delve into the magic of Halloween and Christmas in a story told through unlikely heroes that started 30 years ago. This beautifully designed coffee-table book is sure to captivate die-hard and casual fans alike.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Beyond Halloween Town will be available on August 22, priced at $30 and everywhere books are sold, and you can pre-order from Amazon here.

You can view the cover art and preview excerpt from the book below.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.