From The Hollywood Reporter:
Sally will drop nightshade into Dr. Finkelstein's tea in 3-D come Halloween, when Walt Disney Pictures releases a digitally remastered version of "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas."
The digital release of the 1993 stop-motion animated classic is set for Oct. 20.
"Nightmare" marks the second digital 3-D theatrical release from Disney after "Chicken Little" did banner business last year in digital 3-D on 84 U.S. screens at 81 locations. The digital 3-D boxoffice returns outperformed the standard screenings nearly 3-to-1, according to Disney estimates.
Burton and "Nightmare" director Henry Selick are involved in the digital remastering of the stop-mo feature starring Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, and were "very cheered by the news" that Disney wanted to release the movie in 3-D, according to Selick.
"When visitors came to visit the set of 'Nightmare Before Christmas,' they were always amazed by the intricate sets and beautiful puppets -- that they actually existed in miniature," Selick said Monday. "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."
Oh, and the soundtrack is being re-released with new kickass stuff, with covers from Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Fiona Apple, She Wants Revenge and Marilyn Manson. Woo!
Date indicated on this page is for the release. Assuming Metreon because it's the only IMAX I'm aware of...
Official Website: http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/index.html?dlink=nightmare
Added by courtneyp on August 29, 2006