Don’t Expect Tim Burton to Do a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Sequel Anytime Soon, Says Danny Elfman


by Tim Burton The Nightmare Before Christmas is a beloved Disney classic and features superb music from composer Danny Elfman. While Burton and Elfman have worked on several other projects together, they have yet to make a follow-up to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Unfortunately, a sequel may never happen, according to Elfman himself.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a great collaboration between Tim Burton and Danny Elfman

Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas | Joel Fletcher / USA Online

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 stop-motion animated musical created by Burton and directed by Henry Selick. Elfman composed the film’s music and songs, while also providing the singing voice for lead character, Jack Skellington.

Jack is the leader of Halloween Town and is getting bored with his annual routine. When he discovers a magical world called Christmas Town, Jack decides to create his own version of Christmas, combining the two holidays to create a cheerful and spooky abomination.

Over the years, this movie has garnered a cult following, not least because of its soundtrack which includes songs like “This is Halloween”, “What’s This” and “Kidnap the Sandy Claws”. While many wonder if this is a Halloween or Christmas movie, the characters are primarily associated with Halloween and have become very popular with guests who visit Disney parks during the holidays.

Danny Elfman Says Tim Burton Probably Won’t Do A Sequel

Elfman has collaborated with Burton on many projects including beetle juice, Charlie and the chocolate factory, Batmanand Edward Scissorhands. Speak with to promote Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessElfman talked about the possibility of a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas and says it’s not likely.

“I don’t think so. I think Tim always thought no, that’s what it was,” Elfeman said. new release i would definitely go for a ride with him but he never showed any interest in it i think he felt like it was a pure thing and that was what it was was and trying to do sequels to it, I think it just didn’t inspire him. But I’ll never speak for Tim. It’s his world.

It would be interesting to see what happened between Jack and Sally (Catherine O’Hara) over the years, but sometimes lightning can’t strike twice.

Elfman and Burton continue to work together

Similar to John Williams and Steven Spielberg, Elfman and Burton frequently work together. A film directed by Burton would seem incomplete without Elfman’s music. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two will work together again on Wednesdaya Netflix coming-of-age series based on Wednesday Addams by The Addams Family.

The upcoming project is directed and written by Burton whose last film was Disney’s Dumbo remake. There is no release date yet for this series, but Jenna Ortega will star. Meanwhile, The Nightmare Before Christmas is currently streaming on Disney+.

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