Danny Elfman to Appear at 4-D Hollywood Re-Release of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

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Danny Elfman, the Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning film composer who is the singing voice of Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," will make a special appearance at the opening night of the film's annual Halloween re-release at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre, Oct. 21 at 7 PM.

Elfman will premiere material from the upcoming release "Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box." The library of 16 CDs will include over 19 hours of music from all 13 of the films on which Burton and Elfman have collaborated, along with previously unreleased tracks.

The albums will be packaged with Burton's artwork. A bonus DVD featuring Burton and Elfman discussing their collaboration, and a lavish, 250-plus page book featuring a forward by frequent Burton star Johnny Depp will also be included.

Producer Don Hahn will host the opening-night festivities at the El Capitan, which will unveil a special edition of "Nightmare" in Disney Digital 3-D that will also feature special 4-D sensory effects, including wind, snow, fog and more. The film will screen at the El Capitan through Oct. 31.

A special "Pumpkin King Dinner" will be offered on select days. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.

Elfman's scores include "Chicago," the "Spider-Man" movies, "Dick Tracy" and the themes from TV's "The Simpsons" and "Desperate Housewives." He was plucked from his band, Oingo Boingo, to write the score for Burton's film "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" in 1985; their collaboration has included the "Batman" films, "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Alice in Wonderland" and many others. First released in 1993 and directed by Henry Selick, the stop-motion animated musical "The Nightmare Before Christmas" "follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday," according to press notes.

The El Capitan is located at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard. For tickets, visit elcapitantickets.com or call (800) DISNEY-6.

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