Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, to be released in Digital 3D!

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There is a relatively new digital film process that takes your typical 2D movie and renders it in 3D. If you saw Chicken Little or Superman Returns in 3D then you’ve seen how effective it is. Disney has decided to re-release Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in this format for this Halloween season. The whole process costs about $10 million a film, so combine that will a like-sized marketing budget and Disney probably has a little off-season money maker. Like Disney’s Chicken Little 3D release you’ll get to keep the themed 3D glasses they handout too. Check your local listings for an October 20th opening.

Accompanying the film release will be a new 2-Disc set of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D Soundtrack. The must have collection will include Danny Elfman’s original score, as well as a second disc featuring covers of the movie’s popular songs by some of today’s hottest artists.  The artists and tracks will include Fall Out Boy ("What’s This?"), Panic! at the Disco ("This Is Halloween"), Marilyn Manson ("This Is Halloween"), Fiona Apple ("Sally’s Song") and She Wants Revenge ("Oogie Boogie’s Song"), as well as two demo versions of Danny Elfman’s "Making Christmas" and "Oogie Boogie’s Song."  The album will be available on October 24, 2006 but you can pre-order it now.

Synopsis info is below the cut and you can download and watch the trailer here.

Release Date: October 20, 2006
Genre: Animation
Rating: PG
Cast: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens and Ken Page
Director: Henry Selick
Based on a story and characters by: Tim Burton
Adaptation by: Michael McDowell
Screenplay by: Caroline Thompson
Producers: Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi
Original Music by: Danny Elfman
Official Site:  www.Nightmare3DMovie.com

Tim Burton’s holiday classic, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, makes a
return to the big screen this holiday season in stunning Disney Digital
3D™.  The dazzling new make-over of the  musical-fantasy was led by the
film’s original filmmaking team of Academy Award® nominated
writer/producer Tim Burton (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,”
“Corpse Bride”) and director Henry Selick (“James and the Giant Peach”)
as well as the talented technical wizards at Industrial Light + Magic.
Audiences will get closer than ever to Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin
King, Jack Skellington (voiced by CHRIS SARANDON), as he attempts to
take over the Christmas holiday.  Against the advice of Sally (voiced
by CATHERINE O’HARA), a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack
enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel –
to help him kidnap Santa Claus.  Jack eventually realizes his mistake
but has to contend with the evil Oogie Boogie before he can make things
right and restore the Christmas holiday.  Fueled by an unforgettable
Grammy® nominated soundtrack featuring ten ghoulishly delightful songs
by Oscar® nominee Danny Elfman (“Corpse Bride,” “Big Fish”) who also
provided the singing voice for Jack, Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE
CHRISTMAS 3D combines the Oscar® nominated artistry of stop-motion
animation with brand new state-of-the-art digital technology to create
a unique and entertaining movie-going experience that is sure to become
a modern holiday tradition.