Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Nightmare Before Christmas back for 3-D!

Cool news, as this is maybe my favorite film of the last twenty years. Moreover, the sets and puppets really would seem to lend themselves to this sort of thing:

"Disney has staked it's claim to the Halloween weekend as The Nightmare Before Christmas prepares to roll into theaters on October 20, 2006. The movie will be digitally remastered and shown in 3-D, making it the second re-release of its kind for Disney (Chicken Little was the first).

"When visitors came to visit the set of The Nightmare Before Christmas, they were always amazed by the intricate sets and beautiful puppets -- that they actually existed in miniature. It was disappointing to see this effect lost on film. By remastering for 3-D, I hope that some of this magic can be captured and shown to the audience in a way they've never seen before," said Henry Selick, the The Nightmare Before Christmas director.

The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally released in 1993, grossing over $50 million domestically. The October release figures to be at digital theaters across the country. Chicken Little's re-release played at over 80 locations and The Nightmare Before Christmas figures to greatly surpass that amount.

Word has it the 3-D glasses handed out at each screening will collectible rather than standard fare."


At 9:53 AM, Blogger Henry Brennan said...

Great news! Eventually, I'd like to see them do the same with "Corpse Bride". I loved that movie.


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