Based on an Eastern European folk tale about a man who mistakenly weds a dead body. Made in the same animation style as "The Nightmare Before Christmas."
Producer Tim Burton says to expect plenty of dark humor - "Rather than make it this dark, unspoken thing -- which is kind of how I grew up -- I always liked the idea that it was more a celebration. It feels more positive, somehow, and more spiritual and right to me".
There won't be a direct sequel to "The Nightmare Before Christmas", to which Burtons states "What would it be ... 'Thanksgiving World'? Or they go kidnap Uncle Sam on the Fourth of July? That wouldn't go over too good these days".