The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated movie musical about the abduction of Christmas by the denizens of Halloween land, and Elfman sings the part of Jack, the Pumpkin King. The score is in his usual lush but threatening style (Kurt Weill is his biggest influence), but the highlight is Elfman's singing.9/
Feb 18, · Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack features 10 ghoulishly delightful songs and score by renowned composer/songwriter Danny Elfman, lead singer of the popular rock group Oingo Boingo. Embracing the traditional musical structure of 10 songs and underscore, Elfman creates a musical landscape in which the story narrative is wholly integrated into each musical /5().
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The Nightmare Before Christmas: (Danny Elfman) Sometimes films don't receive their due praise until long after their unheralded debuts, and such was definitely the case with Tim Burton's production of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Based on a concept percolating in his head for a decade, the story involves the clashing of two holidays when the inhabitants of the fantasy town of Halloween discover the town of Christmas .