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|Fate||Absorbed into Walt Disney Pictures|
|Founder|| Henry Selick |
|Parent|| Walt Disney Feature Animation |
(The Walt Disney Studios)
Skellington Productions was a company that was a joint venture between Walt Disney Feature Animation and directors Henry Selick and Tim Burton. The company specialized in stop motion animation and made use of the art in its two films.
Henry Selick and Tim Burton formed the company in 1982 as Selick/Burton Projects, where Tim Burton could direct episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre , while Henry Selick could focus on doing animation. In 1988, Tim Burton left to work on Beetlejuice , and Selick renamed the studio to Selick/Burton Productions. During this period, Selick/Burton Productions produced commercials for MTV, Ritz, and Pillsbury.
In September 1992, Tim Burton returned to Selick's studio, renamed it Skellington Productions, and sold it to Disney. The first film produced by Skellington Productions (which gave the company its namesake), The Nightmare Before Christmas , was released theatrically in 1993 under Disney's Touchstone Pictures banner to a positive reception and a successful box office, becoming a sleeper hit. Since 2006, Nightmare has been released by Walt Disney Pictures and in Disney Digital 3-D format.
Skellington's second and final film, James and the Giant Peach , was released to theaters in 1996.Disney closed Skellington after the film became a box office flop despite positive reviews.
Aside from film, the KaBlam! short Life with Loopy was produced at Skellington Productions for the show's first season. Production on Life with Loopy moved to Custer Avenue Stages after Disney closed Skellington.
|1993||The Nightmare Before Christmas||Touchstone Pictures||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|1994||Cabin Boy||Touchstone Pictures||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution|
|1996||James and the Giant Peach|| Walt Disney Pictures |
|Buena Vista Pictures Distribution||The last film to be made from the studio|
|KaBlam!||Nickelodeon Productions||Viacom International||Life with Loopy (season 1 only)|
Timothy Walter Burton is an American director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012), and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbuster films, such as the adventure-comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), the superhero films Batman (1989) and its first sequel, Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy-drama Big Fish (2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010), and the film adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
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