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Excitement for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie has been running high all day. The panel for the upcoming film kicked off with a trailer done as an homage to old horror films filled with creepy quotes, aggressive narration and a crack about it being in “The Third Dimension”. Those who were there began tweeting about the trailer immediately, with buzz being almost exclusively positive. The footage was later followed by two more clips which also wowed the crowd.
With The Dark Knight Rises heading into theaters next week, concluding Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we here at Cinema Blend have decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the Caped Crusader’s previous films. We’ll be posting a new Batman Rewind article each day and we’re kicking things off with Eric’s take on Tim Burton’s 1989 classic Batman.
Inspired by Tim Burton's 1984 live-action short, Frankenweenie focuses on a young boy with an undying devotion to his recently deceased dog that inspires him to play mad scientist, bringing Sparky back to life. The look of this animated adventure has a distinctly Burton, and bring his creepy cartoon characters to life is a voice cast that includes some of his past collaborators...
Based on a script by John August, who previously worked with Burton on 2003's Big Fish, the new film is a twist on the classic Frankenstein story and centers on a young boy named Victor (Charlie Tahan) who is devastated when his dogSparky is run over by a car. Determined to see his best friend again, Victor tries an experiment that brings Sparky back to life, but when word gets around about what Victor has accomplished he is forced to deal with the consequences.
If you've spent the last few years wishing Tim Burton would get back to his spooky roots, you'll be getting exactly what you wished for with this fall's Frankenweenie. A full-length, animated adaptation of Burton's 1984 short film, Frankenweenie is the story of a young boy named Victor Frankenstein
Though Tim Burton hasn't exactly impressed me thus far this year (I'm still amazed by how bad Dark Shadows turned out to be), I'm still excited for Frankenweenie, the filmmakers latest stop-motion animated film based on a short that he directed back in 1984. The movie isn't due out until October, but we've already seen quite a bit from the movie, including a trailer, a poster, and multiple behind-the-scenes images and stills.
This week on Operation Kino we're so sick of Tim Burton we can't even be bothered to review his new movie, Dark Shadows. Instead we hand over the review segment to two very good new indies, Sound of My Voice and Sleepless Night, and then hand over Segment 3 to Mr. Burton, specifically in trying to figure out how his career went wrong and if it might get better
Tim Burton has made a lot of wonderful movies, but none offer as many smiles, heartbreaks and beautiful pictures as Big Fish. It starts with an amusing anecdote learned in adolescence and ends with a dying man being sent off in the most fitting way possible
Burton and Depp delivered a stellar musical concoction in the Oscar-winning Sweeney Todd, and there are those who argue the director’s take on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory surpasses Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory from 1971. So if Burton’s in a funk, as many are arguing this week, how deep does it run? And can he pull himself out of it? Sean and Kristy discuss in our latest Great Debate.
Stop-motion is a wonderful artform. While the movies that are made could easily be made inside of a computer, there’s something very special about the idea of a team of animators carefully moving things around and taking snapshots for every frame. As a result, however, you don’t want a stop-motion to be perfect – you want it to be a little imperfect so that it will show off the hard work that went into making it.
Dark Shadows the new film from director Tim Burton, arrives in theaters this Friday, but that’s not the only Burton movie that will be released in 2012. This October, Walt Disney Animation will present Frankenweenie, Burton’s first stop-motion film since 2005’s Corpse Bride. While we obviously still have a few months before the movie will be in theaters, last week I had the chance to not only see 26 minutes of footage, but talk with Burton...
It includes certified Burton classics Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, continues on with both of his bat-flicks (1989's Batman and 1992's Batman Returns), then caps things off with Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Say what you will about Tim Burton's career as a whole, but there's no denying that he has had a massive impact on the world of stop-motion animation. Between his work on The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and the upcoming Frankenweenie, Burton can say that he is one of the few live-action directors to dabble in stop motion and he is certainly the one with the highest profile.
Based on the horror soap opera from the 1960s, the story follows Collins as he is cursed by a witch (Eva Green), turned into a vampire and, as mentioned before, buried alive (well, undead). Released during the 1970s, he finds that his the Collins name, estate and company isn't what it was and takes it upon himself to bring them back to the top.
I don't know about you, but in the hours leading up to the first trailer for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, which was released last week, I was under the impression that the film was going to be a creepy drama in the spirit of the 1960s soap opera on which the film is based. What was revealed, however, was that the film is actually more of a comedy, with Johnny Depp making jokes about Eva Green kissing his ass and pulling the backs off of televisions to reveal miniature singers.
Based on the 1960s television series, Dark Shadows tells the story of Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), a man who is turned into a vampire by a vengeful witch (Eva Green) and buried alive for centuries. Emerging in 1972, Barnabas discovers that his grand estate and family have fallen on hard times and, to make matters worse, the witch is still around. The movie also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote.
We are less than two months away from the release of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, but with the exception of a few stills we've seen absolutely nothing from the film. It's easily one of the strangest marketing maneuvers that we've ever seen, as most blockbusters - and with Burton and Johnny Depp involved this counts as a blockbuster - release a teaser trailer at least six months from the day the movie actually hits theaters.
Something very strange happened yesterday, but it's entirely possible that you didn't notice it. You may remember that the first trailer for Frankenweenie, the new stop-motion animated film from director Tim Burton, arrived online. While the trailer itself was fine, there was something that didn't make sense: Frankenweenie isn't due out until October 5th, while Burton's other 2012 movie, Dark Shadows - which has yet to debut a trailer...
With the black-and-white color and the rounded, odd creature design, this looks more like the Tim Burton we knew from Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas than anything we've seen in, well, ages. And while there's no sense of what happens when the kid brings Sparky back to life
While we've been seeing a good amount of material for Tim Burton's Dark Shadows in recent weeks, with the occasional new still popping up every once and a while, but the other new Burton project, Frankenweenie, hasn't been getting nearly as much attention - which is too bad as it's the project that I am much more excited for.
Also starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee, Dark Shadows tells the story of man named Barnabas Collins (Depp) who breaks the heart of the lovely Angelique, who happens to be a witch. Wanting to see him suffer, Angelique curses Barnabas and turns him into a vampire and buries him alive.
Witherspoon will play Margaret Keane, an artist whose pop-eyed paintings became all the rage in the 1960s. Also known as “Waifs,” “Keane” and “Sad Eye” paintings, these works of art popped up around San Francisco nearly 50 years ago and became household commodities … until controversy cropped up.
Mind you, Depp IS playing a vampire who has been cursed by a witch (Eva Green), buried alive, and revived in the 1970s. But still, can’t they shake up their gimmick? Burton and Depp are tackling a gothic soap opera from the late 1960s and early ’70s they each adored, about a Maine family tormented by odd curses. Depp’s character, Barnabas Collins, who was played by Jonathan Frid in the original TV series...
Before Tim Burton made Johnny Depp his go-to leading man, his recurring star was '80s everyman Michael Keaton. Together the pair made two darkly fun Batman movies, and the delightfully demented poltergeist comedy Beetlejuice in which Keaton famously played the eponymous "ghost with the most." Keaton's game goofiness and aloof appeal easily made him a fan favorite.
This is actually our first really great look at Depp in character, as the only previous images had him either looking like Michael Jackson or standing in the background. It's nice to see that Burton hasn't overdone it with the makeup and that the character looks more like a normal vampire than someone out of Alice in Wonderland.