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25th anniversary edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas coming September 2nd

All hail the Pumpkin King. Disney is prepping a 25th anniversary edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas, hitting stores next month.

It’s Christmastime!

Well, it’s almost Christmastime. It’s Halloween much sooner though, and honestly either holiday is perfect for a watch of The Nightmare Before Christmas. An animated classic, brought to life through the semi-lost art of claymation, NBX (as it’s called) is a huge fan favorite of a movie.

Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since the film hit theaters, and now it’s coming back with a special edition Blu Ray. The home video will include the origin movie, but also a sing-along mode and a host of special features. It’s set to haunt retail shelves on September 2nd.

Here’s the full listing of bonus content:

Bonus Features*:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:

  • ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES

Song Selection – Shriek along with these ghoulish tunes from the movie, or just lend an ear if you find singing to be particularly ghastly.

    • “This Is Halloween”
    • “Jack’s Lament”
    • “What’s This?”
    • “Town Meeting Song”
    • “Jack’s Obsession”
    • “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”
    • “Making Christmas”
    • “Oogie Boogie’s Song”
    • “Sally’s Song:
    • “Poor Jack”
    • “Finale/Reprise”

CLASSIC BONUS FEATURES

The Making of

    • The Beginning – Tim Burton and the filmmakers detail the early stages of the beloved film.
    • Music – Discover how composer and lyricist Danny Elfman expressed Tim Burton’s unique vision through the timeless songs heard in the film.
    • Storyboards – In the storyboard phase, visual representations are first drawn for each scene and then put together in sequential order.
    • Art Direction – From camera angles to miniature sets, just about every detail of the film was meticulously plotted by the filmmakers.
    • Puppets – All of the characters’ puppet models are constructed in a process that takes them from their metal base to the final painted mold.
    • Animation – An incredible mix of artistry and patience is required to produce the stop-motion magic of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • Deleted Storyboards
    • Behomoth Singing – In this unused storyboard sequence, we learn there may have been more to Behemoth than the overalls let on.
    • Oogie Boogie with Dancing Bugs – Unused because of its difficulty to animate—take a look at this storyboard sequence where Oogie Boogie cuts a rug with some bugs.
    • Alternate Identity of Oogie Boogie – Although never used in the final film, Oogie Boogie was almost a mere alter ego for someone very close to Jack and Sally.
  • Deleted Animated Sequences
    • Vampire Hockey Players – Tim Burton almost had quite the grotesque cameo, but he was replaced by a pumpkin in the final film.
    • Lock, Shock and Barrel – Lock, Shock and Barrel settle in for a front-row seat while Oogie Boogie terrorizes Santa and Sally.
    • Oogie Boogie Shadow Dance – The Boogie Man was never one to shy away from the spotlight, as is evident in this deleted dance sequence.
  • Tim Burton’s Early Film: “Frankenweenie” (Uncut Version) – Before Tim Burton gave us all nightmares, he created this electrifying short film that replaces Frankenstein’s monster with a dog.
  • “What’s This?” Jack’s Haunted Mansion Tour – Take a ride through Jack’s Haunted Mansion Holiday and see how Disney Imagineers transformed an iconic Disneyland attraction.
  • Tim Burton’s Original Poem Narrated by Christopher Lee – Hear Hollywood legend Christopher Lee narrate the poem that inspired the movie. Set over illustrations based on Tim Burton’s art.
  • Storyboard-to-Film Comparison – See the final version of Jack’s Christmas pitch to the people of Halloween Town next to the original storyboards.
  • Theatrical Trailer – In this theatrical trailer, enter a place where every day is Halloween—till Jack Skellington shares his unique view of Christmas!
  • Teaser Trailer – This trailer highlights Disney’s long history with technology in filmmaking and heralds a new collaboration with Tim Burton.

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:

  • Tim Burton’s Early Film: “Vincent” – Vincent Price himself narrates this stop-motion tale of little Vincent Malloy and his fascination with the macabre.
  • Posters – Take a look at some promotional posters from the movie’s release.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer.

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