This Is Halloween

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"This Is Halloween"
Song by the cast of The Nightmare Before Christmas from the album The Nightmare Before Christmas
Published Buena Vista Music Company
Released October 12, 1993
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 3:16
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Danny Elfman
Composer(s) Danny Elfman
Language English
Producer(s) Danny Elfman
Cover version
Danny Elfman, Marilyn Manson, Panic! at the Disco
The Nightmare Before Christmas track listing
"Opening"
(2)
"This Is Halloween"
(3)
"Jack's Lament"
(4)

"This Is Halloween" is a song by composer Danny Elfman from the 1993 film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. In the film it is performed by the residents of the fictional "Halloween Town", which is the film's main setting, and introduces the town's Halloween-centered lifestyle. The song is featured in both HalloWishes at the Magic Kingdom and at Disneyland's Halloween Screams. In Calaway Park, it is featured in the haunted mansion. It is also used as the background music for the Halloween Town world in the video game Kingdom Hearts. The song is featured in the video game Just Dance 3.

Other languages[edit]

Differently from the vast majority of Disney movies, in several countries The Nightmare Before Christmas was released only with subtitles, since the movie was originally thought to be "too dark and scary for kids",[1] and was thus released as a product for adults. However, some countries did rerecord the song anyway, along with the whole movie, in their own languages.

"This is Halloween" in other languages
Language Title Translation
Brazilian Portuguese VHS "Isso é Halloween" "This is Halloween"
Brazilian Portuguese DVD "Este é o Halloween" "This is Halloween"
Castilian Spanish "Esto es Halloween" "This is Halloween"
French "Bienvenue à Halloween" "Welcome to Halloween"
German "Hier in Halloween" "Here in Halloween"
Greek ? ?
Italian "Questo è Halloween" "This is Halloween"
Japanese "これがハロウィン" ("Kore ga harouin") "This is Halloween"
Korean "여긴 할로윈" ("Yŏgin hallowin") "Here is Halloween"
Latin American Spanish "Esto es Halloween" "This is Halloween"
Polish "Witaj w Halloween" "Welcome to Halloween"
Russian "Это Хэллоуин" ("Eto Khellouin") "This is Halloween"
Slovak ? ?
Thai "ในเมืองฮาโลวิน" ("Nı meụ̄xng ḥā lo win") "In the happy city of Halloween"

Covers[edit]

"This Is Halloween" was covered by Marilyn Manson in 2006 for the special edition release of the film's soundtrack and subsequently included on the 2008 cover album, Nightmare Revisited. The song was also covered by Panic! at the Disco for the 2006 soundtrack reissue.[2][3] On the 2011 album V-Rock Disney, which features visual kei artists covering Disney songs, Sadie covered this song.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collura, By Scott. "The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D: 13 Years and Three Dimensions Later". IGN. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  2. ^ Nagy, Evie (2006-10-11). "Manson, Fiona, Fall Out Boy Revisit 'Nightmare'". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2008. 
  3. ^ Montgomery, James (2008-08-28). "Fall Out Boy, Panic, Marilyn Manson Add To New 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack". MTV. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Visual kei bands to take on Disney songs for 'V-ROCK Disney'!". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16.