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‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ sequel in the works

It’s been 24 years since Jack Skellington traveled to Christmastown on the big screen. Now the story about holiday mashups is finally getting a sequel, sort of.

Manga publisher Tokyopop has announced that it will be publishing the first “Nightmare Before Christmas” comic book that will be considered a sequel to the original story, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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It will be called “Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey” and will be about Jack’s dog Zero and his adventure in Christmastown.

It will be produced as a full-color series released to comic stores, then will be combined into two formats: full-color trade paperback and a black and white pocket-sized version, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tokyopop is teaming up with Disney on other projects, including “Kilala Princess,” where the title character meets Disney princesses Mulan, Pocahontas and Merida. The company has also published Disney “Descendants” stories and “Beauty and the Beast” tie-ins.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie hit theaters in 1993. It was based on a poem by Tim Burton, according to Huffington Post.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj tapped for White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj, a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” is the entertainer at this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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“I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner,” WHCA president and Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said in a statement released on Twitter. 

“Hasan’s smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.”

Presidents have been attending the annual gala for decades, but President Donald Trump has announced he won’t be participating this year.

>>Related: Trump tweets he won’t attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Proceeds from the event fund scholarships and awards aimed at promoting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

The event is scheduled for April 29.

Are you sitting down? Adam Sandler's newest song couched in humor

Adam Sandler’s “Saturday Night Live” career was prolific, and one reason for his success was his funny musical bits.

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Songs like “The Hanukkah Song” is the bread and butter of Sandler’s career.

On “Conan,” Sandler performed “My Old Chair” from his new tour, and even though some critics believe Sandler has lost his comedy edge, this number shows that his sense of humor is still intact.

“My Old Chair” is a loving ballad to an old chair that has been thrown away. Sandler wonders what happened to that chair and who is “farting into your cushions tonight.”

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'Peanuts' corn mazes crop up for 50th anniversary of 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

Get ready for a Halloween treat, Peanuts fans.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," Utah-based The MAiZE Inc. has designed "Peanuts"-themed corn mazes at more than 90 farms across the country, the Washington Post reported last month.

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According to the Post, "several of the mazes will feature political slogans, such as 'Snoopy for Prez'" in honor of the upcoming presidential election. 

Guests also will get a chance to watch the iconic "Great Pumpkin" special, first broadcast in 1966, at the farms. (And if you can't make it to one of the farms, don't fret: The special airs at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.)

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5 trailers from ComicCon that have people talking

Everything was awesome at San Diego ComicCon. 

And trailers premiered during the geek-fest are taking the internet by storm. 

Fans of the Lego franchise have a new feature-length film to look forward to: "The Lego Batman Movie."

Will Arnett is back voicing the Dark Knight, while the movie introduces a backstory for his sidekick, Robin, voiced by Michael Cera.

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Watch the trailer below, or click here.

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And while plastic toy versions of super heroes are going to hit the big screen, another Marvel movie is getting fans revved up.

>>Photos: Comic-Con cosplayers show off superhero style in San Diego

A new trailer also was shown during ComicCon for Marvel's "Doctor Strange."

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character. 

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And the women were not forgotten this year, as the trailer for the origin story for "Wonder Woman" was shown during the convention. The movie stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

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"Kong: Skull Island" brings the unusually large primate back to life. Tom Hiddleston teams up with Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson to bring down the beast. 

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Larson also announced some news that she will be the MCU's "Captain Marvel."

The world of Harry Potter returned to the convention as Warner Bros. showed a new trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

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"The Lego Batman Movie" will hit theaters in February. "Doctor Strange" premiers on Nov. 4. "Wonder Woman" will be on the big screen next June. "Kong: Skull Island" will come out in March. Movie goers will have to wait until 2018 for "Captain Marvel." "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will take fans into the world of magic on Nov. 18, 2016.

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