- This was originally scheduled to be released on the same program as the 1984 re-release of Pinocchio, but was pulled after test screenings upset children.
- DIRTRADE(Tim Burton): [dogs] Victor's dog Sparky is hit by a car, but is later brought back to life by Victor.
- Tim Burton was fired from Disney for "wasting" their resources on films like this which they deemed too scary for family viewing. That did not stop Disney from releasing it on VHS after Burton became famous, although only in a censored version. The The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD is its first uncensored appearance on home video.