Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.
Jack Skellington: [singing] Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!
Well this for me is a classic, it's very original. It's simple, straightforward, and imaginative. The film looks great and sounds great. The stop motion animation still work, it's a film that ages with pride. What I like the most about this film is the music, the lyrics and the script (which is basically the same). Everything works so well together.
I'm glad that Tim Burton convinced Disney not to make a sequel, preserve this story as it is.
"I was always very protective of [Nightmare] not to do sequels or things of that kind,"[Burton explained]. "You know, 'Jack visits Thanksgiving world' or other kinds of things just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it,"
Academy Awards 1994