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I couldn't find a Nightmare Before Christmas thread, which kinda surprised me.

However, it seems that after the success of Chicken Little 3d, the Mouse is reaching back into the catalog and re-releasing Nightmare in 3D on October 20.

Not sure what to think about. I love the film, so I'm happy to be able to see it on the big screen again, but 3D?

On the one hand, Disney's done some good 3D work in their theme parks, but I wonder how that will translate into the wild. On the other, well...has there ever been a movie in which the 3D effect was a) believable and b ) not a distraction from the story ?

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Nightmare was stop-motion, not CGI, right? I wonder what sort of 3-D they can get out of it, if it was originally shot in 2-D.

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I'm going to drag Mrs. Death Ray to go see it when it gets released up here in the Albany area, but like Peter I'm not entirely sure how they're going to take stop-motion animation and turn it into 3d. I suspect it's post-production digital tomfoolery of some sort.

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Nightmare was stop-motion, not CGI, right? I wonder what sort of 3-D they can get out of it, if it was originally shot in 2-D.

I'm guessing that they are going to use the digital 3D process that George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson promoted at last years ShoWest Convention, where rumor had it that Lucas was going to convert and release one Star Wars film a year in 3D starting in 2007.

There have been a couple of DVD collections that have transferred 2D films into 3D (a release of Night of the Living Dead comes to mind), but I was told the quality of these transfers, and the equipment you had to purchase to view them wasn't all that great. Hopefully the technology that Lucas and the others are touting is of the highest quality. It should be interesting to see.

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