Jack Skellington is a fictional character and the protagonist of the 1993 animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” which was produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. The character has become an iconic figure in the realm of Halloween and Christmas-themed entertainment.
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, a place where every day is Halloween. However, Jack becomes tired of the same routine and yearns for something new. He stumbles upon Christmas Town and becomes fascinated by the idea of Christmas. He decides to take over Christmas and becomes Santa Claus, which leads to a series of misadventures and a journey of self-discovery.
Jack is known for his tall, slender, and skeletal appearance, with a skull-like face and long bony fingers. He wears a pinstripe suit and a bat-shaped bowtie. Despite his eerie appearance, Jack Skellington is a well-meaning character who goes through a character arc as he learns the true meaning of Christmas.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” has gained a cult following and is celebrated for its unique blend of dark and whimsical elements. Jack Skellington remains a popular character for Halloween and Christmas-themed decorations, merchandise, and costumes.