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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Filmmaker Talks About Possible New Short Based on the Film

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” released in 1993 and the stop-motion musical created by Henry Selick, Tim Burton with music by Danny Elfman, has become quite popular over the years.    Rumors pop up every now and then about a sequel for the film however nothing has ever been officially announced.

In “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

In a recent interview with Collider, Henry Selick, director of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” shared that he would like to do a sequel to the film however he wanted to avoid making a sequel using CGI because he wanted to retain the look of the original stop-motion animation used for the original film.  Selick revealed that a short movie or holiday special would be more doable and indicated that Jack Skellington’s ghost dog Zero would be the perfect subject for such a project.  You can see what Selick said below:

The idea of a short has never come up in the past… I think that Tim might be open to a short… It would have to be so refreshing…such a new take to justify making a sequel, but a short makes good sense… …a short that’s about Zero… his viewpoint of the world or a day in his life… I think that’s a fantastic idea. And doable. I predict Tim would back [it] then.

Disney+ has been a popular platform for new Disney franchise shorts including I Am Groot, Cars on the Road, Olaf Presents and more.  Nothing has been officially announced but perhaps a series of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” shorts could be in the streamer’s future.

For now, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is available to stream on Disney+ with a sing-along version being added to the streamer on Friday, September 30, 2022.

Source: Collider

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