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The original ideas for Nightmare Before Christmas came to Tim Burton while working as an animator for Disney.
While at work, Burton scribbled out the poem on a piece of paper as well as a few drawings.
These initial versions only included Jack, Zero and Santa Claus.
Burton did pitch the film to Walt Disney Feature Animation as a traditionally-animated project, but it was rejected for seeming too frightening towards young children.
Burton has stated that he was inspired by being at a store and seeing them taking down the Halloween merchandise and changing it out for Christmas displays: the juxtaposition of ghouls and goblins with Santa Claus and his reindeer sparked his imagination.
Burton also loved holiday movies such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
In an interview, he described The Nightmare Before Christmas as almost an opposite of The Grinch, because Jack accidentally destroys it while trying to celebrate it.
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