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"It's someplace new..."

- Jack Skellington, upon going further into the forest.

The Hinterlands refer to the wooded area outside Halloween Town where Jack Skellington finds the Holiday Doors leading to Christmas Town, and the other Holiday Worlds. In the movie, this area is only briefly noted once. However, in the video games The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge and Kingdom Hearts II, this areas named, the Hinterlands, is reinforced.


A hinterland by definition means:

  • The land directly adjacent to and inland from a coast.
  • A region remote from urban areas; backcountry.
  • A region situated beyond metropolitan centers of culture.
  • Little is known about the Hinterlands, or if it is the only place to access all of the Holiday doors . Additionally, the upcoming book “Long Live the Pumpkin Queen” explains there is another dimension called “Dream Town” hidden in the Hinterlands, further adding to the mystery.


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