The Mayor of Halloween Town is, as his name implies, is the Mayor of Halloween Town. His body (head included) is shaped like a cone. He wears a tall top-hat and suit with a spider bow-tie. He also wears a ribbon that says mayor on it. Being a politician, he is naturally "two-faced" and can rotate his head to appear as either happy or sad, depending on his mood of course. He was voiced by Glenn Shadix, who played Otho in Beetlejuice, another movie directed by Tim Burton. He is also a supporting character.


Despite his office, the Mayor apparently has very little actual authority in the day-to-day running of the town, especially in planning for Halloween. This is attested when he arrives at Jack Skellington's house to discuss some plans with him, not knowing that Jack is not home. When Jack does not answer, the Mayor quickly gets hysterical and yells, more to himself than anyone, "Jack, please, I'm only an elected official here! I can't make decisions by myself!". Nonetheless, the Mayor seems to enjoy his position. He apparently owns the only automobile in town, a hearse-like car called the "Mayor-mobile" that is equipped with a loudspeaker for making announcements and a black, cat-shaped hood ornament that sounds a siren when its tail is cranked.

The Pumpkin King Edit

The Mayor is a major character, as he is the first character Jack meets. He informs Jack about the situation, and gives him his first weapon, the frog gas spray. He also tells Jack that the townspeople have drowned their prized possessions, and asks him to retrieve them. He later directs him to the first boss, a giant spider, and asks him to find Dr. Finklestein. He was also present when Jack freed the Corpse kids. Jack later runs in to him while looking for the melting man. Additionally, the Mayor is panicking because he needs more ingredients to finish his lunch, and asks Jack to bring him some ingredients in exchange for gall stone gumbo. Jack agrees and begins looking for ingredients. The first ingredient is the "bog's brain," which is a weird, green, brain-like thing that rests atop a headless horse riding a skeleton, which you must defeat in order to get the brain. the next ingredient is "bone brittle," a pile of green bones immersed in slime, which also rests upon a horse riding a skeleton. the final ingredient is "mucus mold," a brown cup of mold, which, like the others, is part of a skeleton. after Jack returns with the ingredients the Mayor starts to cook them, but the melting man's eye ball jumps in the pot. He then jumps out and reveals to Oogie that he tore him to pieces and put the parts on to the headless skeletons, (aka the ingredients), and sent Jack to gather them. This is where the Mayor tells Jack about Oogie Boogie (or as he calls him, the creepy recluse who lives under the tree house). He knew something about Oogie Boogie, but just who he was, (not about bug day or where he came from). After the melting man gives Jack the gummy shoes, Jack asks were all the other townspeople have gone, and he tells Jack (where one of the townspeople are), the witches, they are in the pumpkin patch, so Jack goes to look for them. He later appears in the graveyard where he tells one of them (Lock, Shock and Barrel) that they are vandalizing the street lights in town, and that no one can see. He then asks Jack to make it stop. He then gives Jack a bat lamp so he can find them in the dark. He reappears after Lock, Shock, and Barrel, and traps him and Jack in the cemetary, and gives him a chili pepper, upgrading his spice bottle. He will supply Jack with as many peppers as needed (he needs them to use his spice bottle powers).

The Nightmare Before ChristmasEdit


the mayor of halloween town, with both faces

The mayor was seen in the scene, This is Halloween, where he was telling the viewer that the citizens are waiting for a next surprise and the mayor sung along with Ned and Bertha. The mayor became sad when Jack wasn't in his home. Jimmy says that he's not home when the mayor rolled down. Then, he announces the citizens of Halloween Town that there's a town meeting. Then, he was seen holding up the search light and the mayor bumped into it and his face was turned to sad. Then, he was hit by Lock, Shock and Barrel and he gets mad and his spider tie bit him and he puts the spider back. Then, the mayor was seen wearing a flower when Jack is Sandy Claws. After Jack was shot down by the military, the Mayor starts to sob and remove his hat. After Jack is alive, the Mayor reappears saying that he  was blown up into a pile of dust. In the deleted scene, the trick-or-treaters followed him and they said that Jack's blown into a pile of dust. The Mayor reappears when they searched for Jack in the scene in Oogie's lair. The Mayor's final appearance was if he got a snowflake and turned his face happy.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's RevengeEdit

In The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, the Mayor is seen in the opening cut scene congratulating Jack on another "horrible" Halloween. He is later seen in the level "Mayor's Madhouse," where Jack rescues him from a cage hanging from the roof of his house. While Jack goes to Christmas Town, the Mayor frees the other holiday leaders.

Kingdom Hearts seriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

The Mayor KH
During Jack's rehearsal in the town square, the Mayor introduces Jack while the Search Ghosts perform. After Dr. Finkelstein's first attempt at creating a heart, the Mayor comes into the entryway to the lab in distress and tells everyone that the Heartless have started rampaging. He later appears in the graveyard and tells Sora and company how to obtain the "surprise" ingredient, the Jack-in-the-Box.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

When several Heartless appear in the Town Square, the Mayor stands to one side, yelling ineffectually at the Heartless to leave and calling for Jack to stop them stating that he's only an elected official.

After Sora and company defeat Oogie Boogie later on, the Mayor arrives in Christmas Town looking for Jack. He and Jack then walk off in order to plan for the next Halloween, just as the Gate appears to Sora.

During Sora's second visit, Heartless have again invaded the town square, this time playing with Santa Claus's missing Christmas presents. The Mayor again tries to order the Heartless to leave Halloween Town, to a predictable lack of effect, and he calls on Jack and friends to stop them.

Sometime after Xemnas's defeat, the Mayor is hurrying into Doctor Finklestein's lab to listen to Jack's plans for next Halloween.

Disney UniverseEdit

The Mayor was part of The Nightmare Before Christmas pack as a playable costume character.

Disney ParksEdit

In 2003, along with the other The Nightmare Before Christmas characters, the Mayor made a special, one time appearance in Disneyland for the Haunted Mansion Holiday opening event.


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  • The Town Mayor from MediEvil resembles to that of the Mayor.