Book publisher Tokyopop will be releasing a manga adaptation of The Nightmare Before Christmas to the store of the restaurant chain Cracker Barrel.
Yes, those words all go together and in that order.
The fan-favorite film was originally released back in 1993 and follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king. Jack is bored with the same annual routine of Halloween and when he happens upon Christmastown he decides to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But his plans quickly go awry.
Can’t get enough of Nightmare merch? Fans can also keep their eyes peeled for The Nightmare Before Christmas: Mirror Moon which is set to release on October 26, 2021. The synopsis is as follows:
When the master of scares Jack Skellington has a dream about bringing his expertise in spookiness to the rest of the holiday worlds, he appoints Sally the official Halloween planner so he can spend his time on his newest invention. But as Sally coordinates with the Halloweentown residents, it becomes clear that something is very wrong. It’s almost as if there’s a secret doppelganger sneaking around behind her back! Can she get to the bottom of this mystery in time to save the celebrations?
Cracker Barrel is best known for their restaurant along with The Old Country Store but could they be trying to break into the manga market now? We’ll have to stay tuned and see what happens next!