Jack Skellington and Sally return to the scene. The Nightmare Before Christmas 2 movie release date is here. The 1993 popular cult film finally gets a sequel. And here at Otakukart, we prepared a briefing just for you regarding the details about this topic. Firstly, the original Henry Selick movie of a Tim Burton script captivated millions of followers since its debut back in its day. Since then, many people have kept wondering if there will ever be a sequel. Well, finally, the time has come to clear the smoke on that topic.
The original Nightmare Before Christmas told the story of Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town. Bored with the same routine every year of doing Halloween, he goes through a portal to Christmas Town and loves every detail about it. In consequence, he decided to emulate the holiday in his own kingdom, with dramatic consequences. Lastly, the movie was a great commercial and cultural success, spawning fans all over the globe who will happily learn about an upcoming sequel.
Nightmare Before Christmas 2 movie release date
Nightmare Before Christmas 2 won’t release any time soon. Let’s clear the smoke out of this. What will come out in the form of a sequel to the movie is a book! That’s right. A young adult fiction book. Firstly, Disney Publishing commissioned author Shea Ernshaw to pen a sequel —yet to receive a name— which will pick up the events right after the movie. And from the perspective of Sally, the ragdoll who fell in love with Jack Skellington. The book has an expected release date of July 2022. In the next section, we will tell you more about it, so keep on reading!
Nightmare Before Christmas 2 will tell things from Sally’s point of view.
The sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas will now center on Sally, who is now happily married to Jack Skellington. According to Ernshaw, the narrative will be presented from Sally’s perspective and will take place soon after the events in the film. It will follow Sally as she navigates her new royal position as the Pumpkin Queen of Halloween Town and inadvertently sets a mystery villain free in town, forcing her to explore other holiday realms in order to find a means to rescue her own, all while learning more about her previous life. Now, if you’re not familiar with the original movie, in the next section, we prepared for you a short brief about the 1993 film.
The Nightmare Before Christmas plot
Halloween Town is a fictional realm populated with Halloween-themed creatures and supernatural entities. The townspeople regard Jack Skellington as the “Pumpkin King,” and he leads them in planning the yearly Halloween festivities. However, Jack has grown tired of the same yearly ritual and desires a change. The following morning, while walking through the woods, he comes across six trees with doors leading to different holiday-themed villages and enters the one for Christmas Town. Awed by the new celebration, Jack goes to Halloween Town to show the inhabitants his discoveries. After that, Jack eventually decides that Christmas Town needs a vacation and announces that Halloween Town will take over Christmas this year.
Jack gives Christmas-themed tasks to the residents of Halloween Town, such as singing songs, manufacturing gifts, and constructing a sleigh drawn by skeleton reindeer. Sally, a lovely rag doll lady who secretly loves Jack, has a vision that their attempts would fail miserably, but Jack ignores it, assigning naughty trick-or-treaters Lock, Shock, and Barrel to kidnap Santa and bring him to Halloween Town. Jack informs Santa that he will be managing Christmas in his absence this year and instructs the three to keep Santa safe; nevertheless, they give Santa to Oogie Boogie, a gambling bogeyman who plans to play a game in which Santa’s life is at risk. Sally tries to free Santa so that he may save Jack from his impending doom, but Oogie catches her as well.
Jack leaves to give his gifts in the real world, but they scare the people. When the military learns of Jack’s wrongdoings, he is shot down and crashes in a cemetery. While the people of Halloween Town believe he is dead, Jack has really survived, and while he laments the catastrophe he has created of Christmas, he discovers that he loved the experience nevertheless, reigniting his love of Halloween, but quickly realizes that he must act to repair his mess. Returning to Halloween Town, Jack infiltrates Oogie’s cave, confronting and defeating him by tearing off a thread keeping his fabric form together, allowing the bugs within him to pour out and reducing him to nothing.
Jack expresses regret to Santa for his misdeeds. Despite his anger at Jack for causing the turmoil and disregarding Sally’s warnings, Santa stays confident that he can repair things and leaves. As Santa replaces Jack’s gifts with real ones, the residents of Halloween Town celebrate Jack’s survival and return. Santa subsequently proves his forgiveness to Jack by delivering snow to Halloween Town, fulfilling Jack’s initial wish and causing the Halloween Town inhabitants to finally understand what Christmas is all about. Following that, Jack and Sally meet on Spiral Hill and profess their love for one another.