“The Nightmare Before Christmas” will be 30 years old next year. And the way things are in Hollywood, it’s baffling that there hasn’t been a sequel yet.
It sounds like there could have been one several times by now, but there’s one particular sticking point: Director Henry Selick and producer Tim Burton are only willing to do it using stop-motion animation like the original.
Selick says, “A sequel has come up several times, [but] initially, they always said, ‘But it will have to be CG.’ And that was a non-starter for me. It certainly was for Tim Burton.”