The Clown with the Tear-Away Face (also know simply as the Clown) is one of the minor characters in Tim Burton's 1993 stop-motion Disney film The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is a resident of Halloween Town who, like the other residents, sought to celebrate Christmas.
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.
He appears to act quite jolly and demented and enjoys taking part in Halloween Town's events.
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 Clown with the Tear-Away Face appears in the game and rewards Jack with the Pumpkin Bomb, the final weapon of the game.
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.