Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes: A Recipe Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (2024)

Posted onOctober 8, 2018October 9, 2018Authorgeekswhoeat1 Comment

Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes: A Recipe Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (1)Our recipe for Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes is a Paid Promotion for Walt Disney Studios’ The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Last week we shared a recipe inspired by one of our favorite Halloween themed movies, Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Another one of our favorite Halloween films, The Nightmare Before Christmas, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as well! We’ve created a fun DIY/recipe, Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes, inspired by the film’s villain, Oogie Boogie!

“In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington (singing voice of Elfman and speaking voice of Chris Sarandon), Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, is bored with the same old annual scare-and-scream routine and longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his newfound obsession puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. Jack is surrounded by a creepy and captivating cast of characters, including Sally (voice of Catherine O’Hara), a resourceful rag doll that has trouble fitting in, like her good friend Jack; mad scientist Dr. Finklestein (voice of William Hickey); the two-faced Mayor of Halloweentown (voice of Glenn Shadix); Oogie Boogie (voice of Ken Page), a rambling, gambling bag of bugs; and Lock (voice of Paul Reubens), one in a trio of trick-or-treating troublemakers.”

This latest release of The Nightmare Before Christmas for its 25th anniversary is jam-packed full of bonus features! They include*:



Song Selection – Shriek along with these ghoulish tunes from the movie, or just lend an ear if you find singing to be particularly ghastly.

    • “This Is Halloween”
    • “Jack’s Lament”
    • “What’s This?”
    • “Town Meeting Song”
    • “Jack’s Obsession”
    • “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”
    • “Making Christmas”
    • “Oogie Boogie’s Song”
    • “Sally’s Song:
    • “Poor Jack”
    • “Finale/Reprise”

The Making of

    • The Beginning – Tim Burton and the filmmakers detail the early stages of the beloved film.
    • Music – Discover how composer and lyricist Danny Elfman expressed Tim Burton’s unique vision through the timeless songs heard in the film.
    • Storyboards – In the storyboard phase, visual representations are first drawn for each scene and then put together in sequential order.
    • Art Direction – From camera angles to miniature sets, just about every detail of the film was meticulously plotted by the filmmakers.
    • Puppets – All of the characters’ puppet models are constructed in a process that takes them from their metal base to the final painted mold.
    • Animation – An incredible mix of artistry and patience is required to produce the stop-motion magic of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Deleted Storyboards
    • Behemoth Singing – In this unused storyboard sequence, we learn there may have been more to Behemoth than the overalls let on.
    • Oogie Boogie with Dancing Bugs – Unused because of its difficulty to animate—take a look at this storyboard sequence where Oogie Boogie cuts a rug with some bugs.
    • Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie – Although never used in the final film, Oogie Boogie was almost a mere alter ego for someone very close to Jack and Sally.
  • Deleted Animated Sequences
    • Vampire Hockey Players – Tim Burton almost had quite the grotesque cameo, but he was replaced by a pumpkin in the final film.
    • Lock, Shock, and Barrel – Lock, Shock and Barrel settle in for a front-row seat while Oogie Boogie terrorizes Santa and Sally.
    • Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance – The Boogie Man was never one to shy away from the spotlight, as is evident in this deleted dance sequence.
  • Tim Burton’s Early Film: “Frankenweenie” (Uncut Version) – Before Tim Burton gave us all nightmares, he created this electrifying short film that replaces Frankenstein’s monster with a dog.
  • “What’s This?” Jack’s Haunted Mansion Tour – Take a ride through Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday and see how Disney Imagineers transformed an iconic Disneyland attraction.
  • Tim Burton’s Original Poem Narrated by Christopher Lee – Hear Hollywood legend Christopher Lee narrate the poem that inspired the movie. Set over illustrations based on Tim Burton’s art.
  • Storyboard-to-Film Comparison – See the final version of Jack’s Christmas pitch to the people of Halloween Town next to the original storyboards.
  • Theatrical Trailer – In this theatrical trailer, enter a place where every day is Halloween—till Jack Skellington shares his unique view of Christmas!
  • Teaser Trailer – This trailer highlights Disney’s long history with technology in filmmaking and heralds a new collaboration with Tim Burton.

Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes: A Recipe Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (2)BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:

  • Tim Burton’s Early Film: “Vincent” – Vincent Price himself narrates this stop-motion tale of little Vincent Malloy and his fascination with the macabre.
  • Posters – Take a look at some promotional posters from the movie’s release.

We went about creating Oogie Boogie’s Ice Cream Sundae a bit differently than our normal recipes. Instead of focusing on the dish itself, we focused on how it would be served. We created these adorable Oogie Boogie cups complete with burlap and bugs! They are fairly easy and make a great party favor as well! Add your favorite green ice cream, a few bug sprinkles, and gummy worms, and voila, party perfection!

We hope you enjoy our DIY/recipe for Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes! Be sure to pick up your copy of The Nightmare Before Christmas, now available on Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD! Do you consider The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media using the hashtag #GeekEats! Happy October!

*Bonus features may vary by retailer.

Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes: A Recipe Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: Themed

Servings: 4 Sundaes

Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes: A Recipe Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (3)

The Geeks are celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Nightmare Before Christmas with a cute craft and ice cream sundae DIY called Oogie Boogie Ice Cream Sundaes!



  • 4 – 6 oz Paper Bowls
  • Burlap Tape (2 inches wide)
  • Glow in the Dark Acrylic Non-Toxic Paint mixed with a bit of water (optional)
  • 4 Plastic Bugs
  • Black Puffy Paint
  • Pistachio or Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • Gummy Worms
  • Bug and Halloween Themed Sprinkles

    Tools Needed:

  • Hot Glue Gun


  • Cut pieces of burlap tape in desired size (the effect will look more interesting if you cut the pieces diagonally)
  • Stick them to the cup using hot glue to secure the edges.
  • [Optional] Paint with a thin coat of glow in the dark paint mixture and allow to dry.
  • Using the puffy paint, make stitches on the lines there the burlap tape pieces end.
  • Hot glue a plastic bug onto each cup.
  • Scoop ½ cup – ¾ cup of ice cream into each cup.
  • Top with desired amount of toppings.
  • •Serve.


If you want to be able to reuse the cups or send them off as party favors you can use a second bowl or ramekin as an insert to keep the outer bowl clean.

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*This is a Paid Promotion for Walt Disney Studios’ The Nightmare Before Christmas. All opinions are wholly our own. View ourDisclosure Policyfor more info.

  1. These look really cool, but gummy worms and gummy bugs kinda freak me out.


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