The Nightmare Before Christmas will finally have a sequel, in book form, as the story continues to focus on a new adventure led by Sally.
Fans of The nightmare before christmas You can rejoice, because Disney’s beloved stop-motion film will have a Sally-centric sequel. Directed by Henry Selick, The nightmare before christmas It was released in 1993, and over the years it has become something of a cult classic. The film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King Halloween Town, after he accidentally finds himself transported to another Christmas-themed land: Christmas Town. Amazed by the joy he finds around him, Jack decides that he will take over Christmas and become Santa Claus, but he’s not prepared for what happens when he does.
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These days, The nightmare before christmas It’s a staple of both the Halloween and Christmas season, making it a special kind of Christmas movie. However, despite the popularity of the story, there has never been a proper sequel. A videogame, The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie’s Revenge, was released in 2004 and has been the closest thing to a second film that fans have received. Now, however, the events that followed The nightmare before christmas you will get a second look … but not like a movie.
According to io9, Disney Publishing will release a new book focused exclusively on Jack’s love, Sally, following the events of The nightmare before Christmas. Shea Ernshaw (The wicked abyss Winterwood) will write the junior novel, which currently has no title. The book will follow Sally and Jack, now happily married, as their lives give up. Sally has accidentally released a mysterious villain in Halloween Town, prompting her to venture out on a quest to other Christmas worlds as the Pumpkin Queen to find out how to save her home. You will also struggle with new discoveries about your past life. Ernshaw said of the novel:
“This new book, written from Sally’s point of view, takes place shortly after the movie ends. It is the love story yet to be told of Sally and Jack. But it’s also a coming-of-age story for Sally, as we watch her navigate her new royal title as the Pumpkin Queen of Halloween Town. [It] Hopefully, it will give fans a long-awaited second dose of Sally, Jack and all the familiar residents of Halloween Town, while introducing a new cast of weird and shady characters, which I hope readers will love. “
Ernshaw went on to say that while The nightmare before christmas was an exploration of Jack’s identity, this new book will do the same for Sally. “In this book, she really wanted to explore Sally’s identity and better understand not only who she is now that she fell in love with Jack and assumed the role of the Pumpkin Queen, but also to understand how her past has affected her present desires. doubts and dreams“Ernshaw explained. This comprehensive analysis of Sally’s wishes and motivations will be released sometime in July 2022, and it seems like a must read for fans of The nightmare before Christmas.
The best sequels and expansions ever are the ones that shed the most light on supporting characters in a meaningful way, and this book sounds exactly like that. Sally plays a key role in The nightmare before christmas, but since that movie is mostly about Jack and his Halloween / Christmas plans, there aren’t many opportunities to really delve into Sally. Hopefully this book will rectify that in an important way. It’s a shame that there is still more than a year to go.
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