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The Clown with the Tear-Away Face is one of the minor protagonists in Tim Burton's 1993 stop-motion Disney film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Appearance

He is an obese clown with purple-ish skin, dark purple lips, a red nose and sharp teeth. He normally wears a cream-colored suit with purple spots and green and purple striped sleeves. He also wears a purple and green propeller cap, a black belt with a purple and green star buckle and brown shoes. He also has a rubber chicken and a green yoyo on his belt and is always show riding a unicycle.

As his name suggests, he can tear his face clean off, revealing nothing but darkness.

Personality

He appears to act quite jolly and demented and enjoys taking part in Halloween Town's events.

Appearances

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Clown with the Tear-Away Face is a fat clown who rides a unicycle and can tear off his face to reveal complete darkness and disappear into a puff of smoke. When his face is on, he speaks in a high voice. But when his face is off, he speaks in a deep, booming voice.

Video Game Appearances

The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King

Clown Sprite
The Clown with the Tear-Away Face appears in the game and rewards Jack with the Pumpkin Bomb, the final weapon of the game.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge

He also appears in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge where Jack finds him the sewers upon his return. The Clown then unlocks the gate so that Jack could proceed to the graveyard. In the residential areas, the Clown's unicycle was out of control causing Jack to use one of Dr. Finklestein's inventions to stop the unicycle. He is voiced by Danny Elfman in the movie and by Dee Bradley Baker in the video game spin-off.

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Disney Parks
Haunted Mansion Holiday

Entertainment: Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show
Halloween: Disney's Not So Spooky SpectacularFrightfully Fun ParadeGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringJourney to the Halloween TownThe Annex“This IS Halloween!” Dance PartyVillains Night Out!World of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Characters
Jack SkellingtonSallyOogie BoogieLock, Shock, and BarrelDr. FinkelsteinMayor of Halloween TownSanta ClausZeroClown with the Tear-Away FaceMr. HydeHarlequin DemonScary TeddyDuck ToyPumpkin-in-the-BoxVampiresIgorBehemothMonster Who Lives Under the StairsMonster Who Lives Under the BedThe Grim ReaperThe DevilWolfmanWinged DemonCorpse FamilyMummy BoyUndersea GalHanging TreeJewel
Objects
Worm’s WortFrog’s BreathDeadly Night ShadeFrog GunWorm's Wort SoupBat BoomerangPumpkin BombDog BiscuitsShrunken HeadRun-Over TurtleSoul Robber
Locations
Halloween TownChristmas Town
Songs
This Is HalloweenJack’s LamentWhat’s This?Town Meeting SongJack’s ObsessionKidnap the Sandy ClawsMaking ChristmasOogie Boogie's SongSally’s SongPoor Jack FinaleDr. Finkelstein's Song
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