Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco to cover tracks for Nightmare Before Xmas soundtrack
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Fall Out Boy and Panic! At the Disco are among the bands who have been enlisted to provide covers of tracks from Tim Burton's beloved gothic musical, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Originally released in 1993, the film, directed by Henry Selick, used stop-motion animation and computer effects as well as original music. This fall, the film is scheduled to hit theatres for a second run, only this time featuring 3D effects (glasses, not computer graphics).

To coincide with the re-release, a new double disc soundtrack featuring covers of Danny Elfman's classic songs will be issued. Other participants include Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple and She Wants Revenge.

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz had this to say to MTV:

Disney approached our management about us doing a song. And we're obsessed with that film and Danny Elfman [who wrote the score]. And of course I've got my 'Nightmare' tattoos, so we were like, 'Yes!'

The songs in the film are pretty much the best things ever. They're Elfman at his prime. And our song 'Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner' [from 2005's From Under the Cork Tree] blatantly rips off a crescendo from one of them. They're absolutely amazing.

While not massively successful in its original run, the film eventually garnered a huge following through DVD, particularly popular among the goth crowd due to its macabre imagery and black humour. The recent film, Corpse Bride was creator Tim Burton's second foray into the medium.