Hansel and Gretel
is a 34 minute television special directed by Tim Burton for The Disney Channel in 1982. Brimming with practical effects and long thought to be lost
, the film has recently resurfaced via a recording made from its single broadcast at 10:30 p.m. on October 31, 1983. [more inside]
This year marks the 25th anniversary of 1989 Batman movie
, which is remembered for everything from the logo "that helped set the course for superhero movies"
to the ways the movie was true to the comics
, or was really a "noir" update to the 1960s Adam West Batman
. While preparing yourself for what may come in the lead-up to the June 23 anniversary date
, enjoy Batman: The Making of a Hero documentary
, a rare 25 minutes behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, from the folks at 1989 Batman
, a fansite dedicated to the movie, and its sequel, Batman Returns
. [more inside]
Christopher Lee reads the original poem The Nightmare Before Christmas
[11m], Tim Burton's storybook which inspired the Henry Selick's stop-motion film. [more inside]
"At this point his collaboration with Burton post–Ed Wood is such a study in diminishing returns that the only logical next step for them is a 3-D adaptation of Zeno's paradox with Depp as the voice of the arrow." Tim Burton: How Did It All Go Wrong So Fast?
In 2005, Shane Acker
released his student film, the atmospheric, masterfully animated "9
" [10 min video]
, to critical acclaim
. In 2006, the film toured with The Animation Show
. Now, Tim Burton, Timur Bekmambetov and a couple other familiar folks
will be helping Acker bring a feature-length adaptation
to theaters later this year
. [more inside]
is a French sculpture artist whose work feels like Jules Verne as realized by Tim Burton; the sculptures all share cartoonish steampunk vibe that's really appealing. Sadly, the site is 100% Flash, so no linking to specific favorites, but at the very least the navigation remains fairly straightforward.
"For every Deep Roy
, there are a hundred and fifty of us who are forced to do wacked-out shit on 'The Man Show.' I'd like Tim Burton to tell me to my face what is the benefit of hiring one dwarf actor and computer-generating him
when he could hire seven. We're standing at the gate and we're raising our hands and saying, 'Pick me!' And then Tim Burton comes out and says, 'I'm sorry, guys, go on home. We've got this machine that can do all your jobs.'"
“This is not a costumed event.”
A writer for Twitch Films was invited to attend a marketing preview of Tim Burton's new film 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', but was turned away because the friends he had with him were goths. Don't they know Mr Burton's audience? It's all very ironic considering how Johnny Depp looks in the film
McG to direct first Superman movie in 15 years.
The now-discarded Tim Burton/Kevin Smith collaboration made more sense to me...seems that a less confident, more troubled Kal-el, living in a darker world, would take off the campy edge Superman stories often have, and draw modern audiences (especially today's teens). But surely McG (Charlie's Angels) and writer J.J. Abrams (Alias and Felicity) will bring us a smugly self-actualized Superman in a postmodern world full of kaleidoscopic action scenes. And that will never work as anything more than eye candy...will it?
Marketing the KKK?
Is Tim Burton a racist or has his directing skills gotten so bad that movie critics are having to repent
for previous words of kindness?
Tim Burton's "Stainboy"
"He can't fly around tall buildings, or outrun a speeding train, the only talent he seems to have is to leave a nasty stain."
Tim Burton rules...
Tim Burton's latest directing gig is for Timex, and I'm thrilled to see that his dark mind isn't stifled in 30 seconds. The commercial is just as edgy and tasty as you'd expect.