Tag: Tim Burton
While browsing around Barnes and Noble tonight, some bizarre-looking toys caught my attention. At first glance, I thought they were Tim Burton knock-offs, with darkened eyes, misshapen heads, muted colors, and plenty of black and white stripes. But when I got closer, I realized they weren’t knock-offs at all, but rather a line called Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys. According to the box, the characters are based off of a Tim Burton book called “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.” I’d never heard of it, or the toys, but now I’m intrigued. It seems the book and the toys have been around for quite a while, but this was the first I had ever seen or heard of them. It seems I’m not as much of a fan of all things Tim Burton as I am of his movies…Tweet
Disney had a big presence at the San Diego Comic-Con this year and it seems they spared no expense. For one of their movie panels, director Tim Burton was on-hand to talk about his upcoming Alice in Wonderland film. Here’s the teaser/trailer they released:
The big surprise at the panel happened at the end when Burton brought Johnny Depp out for a quick hello. Actually, he didn’t much. He simply walked on stage for a moment and then left with Burton:
This image was from the official Disney D23 twitpic account
Separately, Disney carefully constructed a museum of sorts featuring sets, costumes, and props from Alice in Wonderland. Here’s a peek inside:
You can see many more photos from this special Alice in Wonderland exhibit at aintitcool.comTweet
A first official look has arrived for Tim Burton’s upcoming variation on Alice in Wonderland and it’s just as bizarre as you expect. The photos below were originally published on usatoday.com.
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Is it me or does Depp look more like actor Elijah Wood here? Regardless, I’m sure his portrayal of the Mad Hatter will be another welcome nutty performance.
Note the flowers with faces flanking both sides of the beautifully-framed still frame. I wonder what (if anything) they’ll sing. With composer Danny Elfman involved, I’m sure it’ll be something hilariously bizarre.
Despite the fact that Tim Burton is making Alice in Wonderland for Disney, this is not the same White Rabbit you know from Disney’s classic version of Alice in Wonderland. In Burton’s world, the rabbit surprisingly takes a more traditional form. This particular frame looks less like a still from a movie and more like an intricate painting. If this is what we can expect from the entire film, we’re definitely in for a visual feast. But then again, what Tim Burton movie isn’t packed with outstandingly unique visuals?
Tweedledee and Tweedledum take a much less traditional form – and a much more Burtonesque one, complete with his trademark black and white stripes.
While Alice is played by real-life 19-year-old actress Mia Wasikowska, many (if not all) of the rest of the characters in the film are a combination of live-action footage and motion-capture.
It seems that this variation of the Alice tale is something of a sequel, placing Alice back in Wonderland 10 years after her first visit, without any memory of ever being there before.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is scheduled for release on March 5, 2010.Tweet
Quirky filmmaker Tim Burton gets a first glimpse of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction, which is based on his 1993 film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’
Burton was accompanied by his partner — actress Helena Bonham Carter — for his first look at the mansion, which undergoes a Christmas makeover each year at the Anaheim, CA theme park.
I would have loved to have the chance to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington’s creator. I can only imagine the stories he could tell.
What shocks me is that ET (are they still called Entertainment Tonight or just ET?) reports that this is Burton’s first visit to this holiday version of The Haunted Mansion, inspired by his film The Nightmare Before Christmas. I would have thought he would have seen it by now, as Jack Skellington and friends have been taking over the attraction from Halloween through the end of the year for 7 years.Tweet