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Why we won't see a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas
Photo: © ANP

Why we won't see a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas

Why we won't see a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas
Photo: © ANP

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of the most beloved festive movies of all time and is a must-watch for many fans on Christmas Eve.

It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town who attempts to take over the nearby Christmas Town.

It was conceived and produced by Tim Burton, who actually first penned the initial idea in the form of a poem. Henry Selick directed, while Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and Ed Ivory featured in the voice cast.

The movie expanded into a media franchise including books and a video game, but there hasn't been another movie entry in the series since the original in 1993.

It doesn't look like we'll get a sequel, either, as Selick has doubts about whether Burton would want to revisit Halloween Town.

"It's a perfect movie came out of the perfect time, only to grow into something far bigger over the years," he told People.

"I think Tim in particular feels like, why mess with that? He certainly doesn't need to make more money from a sequel. He has had so many other successes, and so far nobody's come up with a a great idea for a sequel. And I still think that Tim gets to decide. I don't think there's any idea that would convince him."


Hands off The Nightmare Before Christmas

It turns out Selick was right, as Burton recently told Empire:

“To me the movie is very important

“I’ve done sequels, I’ve done other things, I’ve done reboots, I’ve done all that shit, right? I don’t want that to happen to this. It’s nice that people are maybe interested , but I’m not. I feel like that old guy who owns a little piece of property and won’t sell to the big power-plant that wants to take my land. Get off of my land!

"You pesky little… You ain’t getting this property! I don’t care what you want to build on it. You come on my property… Where’s my shotgun?”

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