This Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Disney original painting by William Silvers captures a great character beloved by strong women everywhere!
Sally is the deuteragonist of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. She is a humanoid ragdoll created by Dr. Finkelstein. She is made of various pieces stitched together, with dead leaves used as stuffing. It is unlikely that she feels any physical pain. This is demonstrated in the movie when she leaps from her upstairs bed chamber in Finklestein's Lab. After some of her limbs become detached upon impact, she sews them back. Head creation of the doctor, she is always under lock and key. Thus, when she wants to go out, she poisons the doctor with deadly nightshade (covered up with worm's wart and frog's breath) and sneaks out.
Sally has a crush on Jack Skellington, but is unsuccessful in showing her affections to Jack. However, by the end of the movie, she manages to let him know how much she loves him and he reveals that he loves her in return. They later kiss on Pumpkin Hill. The official film soundtrack contains an epilogue not in the film, stating that "many years later" Santa Clausreturned to Halloween Town to visit Jack. He discovered that Jack had "four or five skeleton children at hand" who play together in a xylophone band. Given the ending of the movie, it can be assumed that these children are Jack and Sally's. It is unknown why they are skeletons instead of some sort of skeleton rag doll hybrid. Sally is voiced by Catherine O'Harain the original film and by Kath Soucie in the Kingdom Hearts series and Oogie's Revenge.
ABOUT WILLIAM SILVERS:
William Silvers was born in the small town of New Bremen, Ohio. As far back as he can remember he was painting every chance he got. Inspired by his father who was also an artist, William went to Bowling Green State University where he received a BFA in Graphic Design at the age of 21. After working 2 years in an Ohio in-house ad. agency, William moved to New York and worked for 5 years for ad. agencies, In 1990 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio and worked for an illustration studio before co-founding Live Wire Studios, a full service art studio.. In 1995, after 6 years as Vice President and Creative Director of Live Wire Studios, He was offered a position with Walt Disney feature Animation as a Background artist. Silvers painted backgrounds for the movies Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, and Brother Bear. In 2004 William worked as a matte painter for Industrial Light and Magic on Day After Tomorrow and Star Wars Episode III. After ILM William art directed NCAA Football 06 & 07 for EA Games. Now a full time painter, William Silvers has a great passion for painting. He won several awards including Region I at the 2005 Arts for Parks and Founders Favorite at the 2001 Arts for the Parks annual contest in Wyoming. He has also been a member of Society of Animal Artist for the past five years and in 2005 had a painting accepted in the 45th Annual Exhibition.
William Silvers has worked extensively with DreamWorks, on projects ranging from How To Train Your Dragon to Kung Fu Panda.
He has created a strong following at Disney, where he sells art directly to fans at Disney World. William lives in Clermont, FL., and happily continues today to work as a gallery artist.