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An 'Oogie Boogie Afternoon' Coming to the Frida Cinema in SoCal

For the first time ever, Disney fans will learn about the creation of the sell-out event, Oogie Boogie Bash at “AN OOGIE BOOGIE AFTERNOON.” The creative team at Disney Live Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering will reveal the design and creation process on stage at The Frida Cinema (7 miles from Disneyland) on Sunday, October 9th at 3 pm. Moderated and produced by “Dizney Coast to Coast” podcast host, Jeff DePaoli, the panel precedes a screening of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

A limited amount of tickets are now on sale for this one-time-only event. General admission includes access to the live panel, movie screening, and takeaway gifts including an event lanyard and poster. Beyond the general admission offerings, VIP tickets include a reserved seating section plus popcorn and soda. Tickets are now available at

Scheduled to appear on the panel are Oogie Boogie Bash creator and show director Jordan Peterson, media and lighting director KC Wilkerson, and producer Jennifer Magill. With these talents covering a wide range of what makes Oogie Boogie Bash so special, it’s sure to be an entertaining and insightful conversation.

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has been delighting audiences since 1993 and is now traditional viewing for fans of both Halloween and Christmas alike. Fans first saw the iconic movie introduced in the Disney Parks with Haunted Mansion Holiday in 2001. Its presence expanded at Disneyland Resort in a major way in 2019 with the creation of Oogie Boogie Bash.

“Having the chance to chat with the folks who created Oogie Boogie Bash is an absolute joy for me,” says DePaoli. “As someone who loves live entertainment and Halloween, I was blown away by this event when it first premiered. I can’t wait to get some behind-the-scenes insight direct from the folks who built it. And then to follow it up with a viewing of the movie that inspired it on the big screen feels like the perfect way to conclude our conversation.”

This event will be produced under DePaoli’s depaolEVENTS label and is being sponsored by Midsummer Scream and the Haunted Mansion-inspired Ghostly Retreat.

The Frida Cinema is located at 305 E. 4th Street, Ste 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701

About Jeff DePaoli

Jeff DePaoli has been producing and hosting “Dizney Coast to Coast” podcast since 2014, where he’s interviewed numerous Disney Legends and talents from within the company. His podcast productions have since expanded to include “That Halloween Podcast.” He is a freelance writer and SoCal correspondent for Attractions Magazine where he covers many forms of themed entertainment in the area. He’s worked with the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, Midsummer Scream, as a segment producer.


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