Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles What's this? It's five facts about The Nightmare Before Christmas! Nothing quite says "Halloween" like a skeleton scarecrow with a pumpkin head! Fact one: The film is based on a poem Tim Burton wrote while working as a Disney animator over a decade before the film was made. Fact two: Speaking of Disney, there are Hidden Mickeys and Donalds in this sequence where Jack's gifts attack. Those toys are awesome but definitely wouldn't get past Disney quality control! Fact three: If there's one thing we love about our pumpkin king, it's how expressive he is! Jack's puppet had around 400 heads made, all falling into one of four categories: Happy Jack, Sad Jack, Mad Jack, and Neutral Jack. At least there's not a tear away your face Jack—AHH! YIKES! Fact four: Jack also cameos in another Tim Burton produced Disney movie, James and the Giant Peach, featuring, of course, the fifth Jack expression: Pirate! Yar! Fact five: In addition to Jack's expressions, stop-motion animators had to get creative with their world building, for example, using cotton balls for clouds and blowing a torch on the melting man each frame and letting it cool before shooting to achieve this melting effect. A lot of creativity went in to make the Nightmare Before Christmas a real scream! Thanks for watching! Let us know what Disney films you would like to know more about, and everyone hail to the pumpkin king!