Nightmare Before Christmas, which has earned more than $75 million worldwide, is set to get a comic book sequel. The sequel will be available next year, 25 years after the original film's release.
Tim Burton’s animated Disney classic was only moderately successful when it was released in 1993. Since then it has gone on to become a cult classic. Despite Disney's repeated attempts to create a sequel to the beloved quirky film they have all ended in failure. Why? Well, the producer has repeatedly denied any right to produce a follow-up.
That has apparently changed.
Hollywood Reporter revealed that The Nightmare Before Christmas will continue its storyline universe in a comic book follow-up in 2018.
Manga publisher Tokyopop will publish the first-ever Nightmare Before Christmas comic book project. The project expands the story beyond what was seen in Tim Burton's beloved film. The sequel will be entitled, Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey. The story centers on Zero, (Jack's dog) getting lost in Christmas Town.
According to Hollywood Reporter, 'The format of the project will be unusual for the publisher; it will initially be serialized as full-color single issues released to comic book stores, before being collected in two different formats simultaneously, in full-color trade paperbacks and black and white "pocket-sized manga" volumes.
The series, written by DJ Milky with art from Studio DICE (who did artwork for the manga adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast), is targeted for a Spring 2018 launch, there will be more information about the series to be released in coming months.'
Tokyopop is in the process of expanding its relationship with Disney. They are also working on a new five-volume series of Kilala Princess.
For now, diehard fans of the world of Jack Skellington will have to wait for the first new story in decades.
Whatever it is, it will be wonderful.