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Who's Who? Wednesday

August 31, 2011

Jack Skellington
Jack Skellington aka 'The Pumpkin King' is the lead character from the wildly popular 1993 film, 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.' Jack can also be found in video games such as The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, the Kingdom Hearts series, Meteos: Disney Magic, and The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King. Jack also pops up in other Tim Burton directed films, as well as cameos in other Disney films. He can also be found in comic books and the extremely popular 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' clothes, toys and other merchandise.

Jack can be found in Halloween Town, where he lives with his dog Zero, who is a ghost, and his wife Sally. Jack has many allies: his Kingdom Hearts friends, Santa Claus, Dr. Finkelstein, and the Mayor of Halloween Town. His enemies are Lock, Shock, and Barrel with his main arch nemesis being Oogie Boogie. Jack is a very curious character, he is very kind but at the same time you don't want to make him mad.

Jack is a very thin skeleton, he had two outfits in the film. He wears a Santa Claus suit when he wants to bring Christmas to Halloween Town, but he is famous for his bat bow-tie to go along with his black and white pinstriped tuxedo.

Jack is voiced by Chris Sarandon, and Danny Elfman during the singing scenes. Jack was created by Tim Burton. The film uses stop-motion which Tim Burton made famous. During the D23 Expo this year we learned that on a good days work on a stop-motion film, they can create a maximum of 2 seconds of footage for the film.

*FUN FACT* Blink 182 did a song called 'I Miss You' and during it they talk about Jack Skellington and Sally. If you own the song you can hear it at the 42 second mark.

Jack can be found in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. In Walt Disney World he can be seen as a meet and greet character during Halloween time. At Disneyland he is featured in the Haunted Mansion Holiday, the attraction has a completely different storyline and consists of all of the characters from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' film.

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