NECA to Publish Nightmare Collectable Prints

As he gears up for the Halloween release of his latest animated feature, Corpse Bride, director/producer Tim Burton is working with NECA (National Entertainment Collectible Association) to release limited edition Giclee prints of never-before-seen art from his stop-motion classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The print sets feature signed illustrations created by Burton during the pre-production stage of the 1993 film. NECA will only create 315 of the first series, titled “Giclees Suite 1.”

Giclee prints are generated from extremely high-resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks on fine-art papers. These prints are not intended for the hard-core collector, as each suite of six will retail from $1800 to $2400. Individual prints will be available for $450.

Pre-orders for the Nightmare Before Christmas Giclees Suite 1 collection will begin Feb. 4 through www.timburton.com. The suite will also be available at selected retailers nationwide after March 1. NECA plans to publish the second series of prints later this year. For more information about NECA, visit www.necaonline.com.