MUMBAI: Hollywood’s movie palace, The El Capitan Theatre, will celebrate the debut of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D on 19 October with special opening night tricks, treats (including the first-ever display of original puppets from the film), and fun-filled activities.
The announcement was made by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution senior vice president of worldwide special events Lylle Breier.
At the opening night performances, the festivities include a filmmakers’ panel featuring talent associated with the making of Nightmare, along with other surprises. The film will have seven shows a day through 31 October. From 1 November through 4 January, The Nightmare Before Christmas can be seen daily at and . An exhibit of film sets, props, and original puppet characters (on loan for the first time from Disney’s Animation Research Library) will be on display through 31 October.
The popular stop-motion animated feature, directed by Henry Selick and presented by Walt Disney Pictures, has been converted from its original 2-D format into a 3-D version using the latest advancements in 3-D technology and animation. It is the first movie in industry history to be released exclusively in Digital 3-D, and it represents the first time in the history of motion pictures that a 3-D feature has been created from an existing animated classic. On the same bill throughout the engagement will be a newly rendered digital 3-D version of Pixar’s 1989 computer-animated short film, Knick Knack, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Lasseter.
The Disney Digital 3-D version of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will open on 29 October in over 200 theatres worldwide.
Disney Digital 3-D combines premier Disney creative content with state-of-the-art Digital 3-D projection technology to deliver a 3-D motion picture experience that is not only presented with digital clarity, but is also exhibited in a manner that makes it incredibly comfortable for the audience to experience.
First released in 1993,