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Just Because Tim Burton Made This Doesn't Make It Good

20 June 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can understand an interest in this recently unearthed copy of Tim Burton's early version of "Hansel & Gretel" the director made for Disney back in 1982 and was released a year later, a year before he would go on to release his animated short film Frankenweenie. But let's be realistic, while certain Burton stylings are evident, the piece itself is a mess, regardless of how inspired you find the candy cane nunchucks or the overall elementary school simplicity. The special was shot on 16mm for a reported $116,000 ($285,973 in today's dollars) and aired only once as a Halloween special on the Disney Channel. Burton was said to have been given free reign over the project and beyond the use of Japanese-American actors (almost astonishing in itself seeing how it's a Disney program from the early '80s), there is a distinct Japanese flavor to the entire production, even a sense of Kabuki theater. »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Old Short Films from Young Tim Burton & Lars von Trier

19 June 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

By now the names Tim Burton and Lars von Trier are two of the more recognizable filmmakers in the business today, but each for very different kind of films. Tim Burton has been churning out gothic inspired fairytales and fantasy films for years now, sadly with deteriorating quality over the past decade or so. Meanwhile, Lars von Trier is one of the most controversial directors working right now, with sexually charged, violent and risque subject matter and visuals. But before their careers, they were aspiring filmmakers, making precursors to their later work, and we have two of those projects to watch right now. First up is Tim Burton's Hansel and Gretel. Before the original short film Frankenweenie resulted in a fallout with Disney, the director crafted a half-hour adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale. It aired just once on The Disney Channel (which had just launched) in 1983, but then it was gone. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch Tim Burton's Lost Hansel And Gretel Short

19 June 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Are you familiar with this story? No, I’m not talking about the German fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. I’m referring to how Tim Burton was fired from Disney. Burton was let go after making his 1984 short Frankenweenie, a film they deemed too dark for kids and a waste of the studio’s money. Burton has of course come back to Disney to make several films, including a feature length animated version of Frankenweenie. If Burton's modern-day suburban retelling of Frankenstein was “too scary for kids,” it’s amazing that Burton didn’t get fired the year before for his bizarre and disturbing version of Hansel and Gretel.

This lost Halloween special directed by Burton aired only once in 1983 on The Disney Channel. If you at least watch the first 5 min of this, you’ll agree; once is enough. We’ve come to recognize (and perhaps even grow »

- Eli Reyes

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Watch: Old Short Films from Young Tim Burton & Lars von Trier

18 June 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

By now the names Tim Burton and Lars von Trier are two of the more recognizable filmmakers in the business today, but each for very different kind of films. Tim Burton has been churning out gothic inspired fairytales and fantasy films for years now, sadly with deteriorating quality over the past decade or so. Meanwhile, Lars von Trier is one of the most controversial directors working right now, with sexually charged, violent and risque subject matter and visuals. But before their careers, they were aspiring filmmakers, making precursors to their later work, and we have two of those projects to watch right now. First up is Tim Burton's Hansel and Gretel. Before the original short film Frankenweenie resulted in a fallout with Disney, the director crafted a half-hour adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairytale. It aired just once on The Disney Channel (which had just launched) in 1983, but then it was gone. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Fox’s Frankenstein Flick Officially Titled Victor Frankenstein, Gets New Synopsis

18 June 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the past few years, we’ve seen a number of creative takes on Mary Shelley’s iconic horror novel Frankenstein, some much better than others. To name a few of the most high-profile ones, Tim Burton delivered a gorgeously animated kiddie flick called Frankenweenie, Stuart Beattie directed the action-fueled, thinly-written fantasy thriller I, Frankenstein, and Showtime very recently compelled us by recounting Doctor Victor Frankenstein’s origin story on horror series Penny Dreadful.

Now, however, it’s time for us to get back to basics, with a Gothic new version of the Frankenstein tale led by James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. The film, directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number SlevinPush), is in post-production now, and we’re finally hearing some details about it. Though we had all been referring to the project as Frankenstein, now word has emerged that the actual title is Victor Frankenstein. That’s a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch Tim Burton’s Long-Lost ‘Hansel and Gretel’

17 June 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Way back in 2007, in the early days of /Film, Peter wrote about one of Tim Burton‘s most obscure works. The piece in question was Hansel and Gretel, a half-hour version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, produced as one of Burton’s collaborations with Disney. This was before Frankenweenie turned everything sour, and well before […]

The post Watch Tim Burton’s Long-Lost ‘Hansel and Gretel’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Father of the Bride stars then & now: From Steve Martin to Kieran Culkin

16 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's currently being reported that Steve Martin will be reprising his role as cynical businessman George Banks in Father of the Bride 3.

Martin is tipped to return alongside Diane Keaton as wife Nina Banks in the comedy, which will see the couple's son Matty revealing his plans to marry the son of a Us Navy Seal.

1991's Father of the Bride was based on the 1950 movie of the same, while 1995's sequel was loosely based on 1951's Father's Little Dividend.

As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:

Steve Martin

Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married. »

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Scholastic Media Launching The Magic School Bus 360° As Netflix Original Series In 2016

11 June 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Not only a show that made an amazing impact on the world of children’s programming, but one that continues to hold up, The Magic School Bus is a show still enjoyed by millions of kids (including my own) around the world.

In the grand tradition of that show (no pressure), Scholastic Media, in a joint announcement with Netflix, has announced The Magic School Bus 360°, created and produced by Scholastic Media, launching exclusively on Netflix as a Netflix Original Series, with Scholastic Media President, Deborah Forte, as Executive Producer.

Unfortunately, you have to wait until 2016, but the news hits a lot of positive notes, from a variety of angles. A return of The Magic School Bus franchise means not only a chance for kids to engage with science in the home, but also opens the door for countless other opportunities in the form of books and other materials to be used in classrooms. »

- Marc Eastman

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Sc Films Intl. Sends TeamTO’s ‘YellowBird” Around the World (Exclusive)

10 June 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy– Simon Crowe’s Sc Films International has closed a flurry of major territories on Christian De Vita’s 3D action adventure tale “Yellowbird,” an ambitious animated feature produced by French studio TeamTO.

Following Wrekin Hill’s acquisition of North American rights, “Yellowbird” was picked up by Splendid (Germany), Spain (Big Picture), Lusomundo (Portugal), BlueSky (Eastern Europe), CD Land (Russia), Moviebox (Turkey), FilmHouse (Israel), Ecs (Middle East), Mnet (South Africa), China (Hgc), DreamWest (Korea) Ipa (Thailand), RainFilm (Vietnam) and Jaguar (Airlines).

Yellowbird” follows the adventure of an orphan young bird who has never left the nest and is given the responsibility by the elder of the flock to lead a whole family of birds on migration to Africa. While on this long journey, Yellowbird sets out to search for a family of his own.

The screenplay was written by Antoine Barraud, Guilhem Lesaffre and Cory EdwardsBenjamin Renner, who co-directed Cesar-winning, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Celebrate Halloween 2014 With The “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton” Concert

2 June 2014 9:59 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice. You can hear them all live at the Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concert.

The unique program with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and choir, conducted by John Mauceri, will take place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, October 31 at 8 pm and Honda Center on Sunday November 2.

Presale tickets available 10am to 10pm June 5th at Axs.com /Ticketmaster.com with the special code Elfman. Tickets go on sale for the general public June 6th.

The program includes newly created suites from all sixteen film collaborations of the legendary composer Danny Elfman and visionary director Tim Burton. Elfman himself will perform his songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He was the singing voice of Jack Skellington in the 1993 classic film. The concert will be accompanied with large screen film clips, and the artwork of Tim Burton. »

- Michelle McCue

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"Art of" movie books: an appreciation

16 May 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Godzilla: The Art Of Destruction out now, we celebrate the geeky goodness found in the best "art of" movie books...

Feature

According to the biographer Giorgio Vasari, the sculptor and painter Michelangelo burned the majority of his preparatory sketches. This was, the writer said, "so that no one should see the labours he endured and the ways he tested his genius, and lest he should appear less than perfect."

Fortunately, the legion artists and designers behind such movies as, say, Pixar's Brave, Frankenweenie or Pacific Rim are less coy about their creative processes. Before a frame of film is shot, the average movie goes through months of pre-production work - costumes, sets, props and prosthetics all have to be planned, approved and built, while each sequence is planned and storyboarded.

It's often said in reviews that a film's budget is all there to be seen on the big screen, »

- ryanlambie

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See Tim Burton's Early Animated Films That Landed Him a Job at Disney

14 May 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We always get a kick out of seeing what kind of work our favorite directors were making before they became famous. Master of the macabre Tim Burton started his career at Disney as an animator and storyboard/concept artist, contributing to features like The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron and Tron, but his gothic style just didn’t jibe with the studio’s wholesome image. In fact, 1984’s Frankenweenie was the short that got him fired from Disney for being too dark and scary for kids. Burton’s career at the Mouse House started after one of his shorts attracted the attention of execs. He made Stalk of the Celery Monster and King and Octopus during his studies at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, California, before graduating in...

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- Alison Nastasi

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Release Date for Tim Burton's Big Eyes Announced

2 May 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Tim Burton's next movie is called Big Eyes, and The Weinstein Company has announced that it will be released on December 25th. The film is a biopic that centers on a artist named Margaret Keane, a "painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art's first mass-market success stories in the 1950s. The drama covers Keane's personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband, Walter, who claimed credit for her works. He lived the high life while she toiled in relative anonymity in the Bay Area."

This seems like it will be a great project for Burton. He's been needing to change things up a bit and do something different. This seems like a different kind of movie than we're used to seeing him make, so my hopes are high.

I'm a huge fan of Burton's early work, »

- Joey Paur

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – March 10th 2014

10 March 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Perhaps the only news of note this week is that in a move echoing what they did with Breaking Bad, Netflix has swooped in and gained rights to the TV series of From Dusk Til Dawn made in the states for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey network cable channel. Netflix will stream the episodes the day after they air in the states every week, curiously they are still billing this as ‘A Netflix Original’ when this isn’t the case necessarily. I have no idea as to the quality of this, the film From Dusk Til Dawn was one of my favourites when I was a teenager but how you drag that out into a ten part TV show I don’t know, let alone a possible second series. I watched the trailer and it looks solid and well-made as opposed to a cheap cash in and features Don Johnson »

- Chris Holt

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U.S. Animation Execs Seek Out Partners in London

3 March 2014 8:07 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Film London, a publicly-funded agency that supports the film and TV biz in the U.K. capital, is hosting six animation execs from the U.S. this week.

The visit is part of the agency’s drive to encourage more international production to come to the city on the back of the introduction of the tax reliefs for high-end television and animation announced last year.

The visitors, who include senior reps from the Jim Henson Company, DreamWorks Animation, Amazon Studios, Frederator Networks, NBC Universal’s Sprout and Mattel’s Playground Productions, will take part in a three-day program designed to promote London’s animation sector.

The program includes one–to-one meetings with London animation houses, including Collingwood & Co., Blink Industries, Lupus Films and Karrot Entertainment, and presentations from Tony Orsten, the chief executive of motion-capture facility The Imaginarium (Warner’s “Godzilla”), and Alan Dewhurst, producer of “Peter and the Wolf, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice set for December

26 February 2014 1:31 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been two long years since Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and the wait for his latest, Inherent Vice, is slowly coming to a close. Warner Bros. has announced that the film is to open on December 12th, competing against Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus and Paddington. Before its official release, it can be expected to be shown throughout different film festivals with Venice most likely.

Taking place in 1970 Los Angeles, Inherent Vice sees Joaquin Phoenix (Her) starring a pothead private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello, who is helping a former lover with an intriguing case that involves infidelity, mental institution and a policeman called Bigfoot. Starring alongside Phoenix are Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde), Martin Short (Frankenweenie), Martin Donovan (Insomnia), Sasha Pieterse (X-Men: First Class), Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Keaton Back In For Beetlejuice Sequel With Burton

17 February 2014 3:32 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s Showtime! We can’t believe it either but it does seem that Michael Keaton is set to join Tim Burton for the never–really-expected sequel to Beetlejuice.

The ex-Batman and Beetle has revealed that during the development of the new film over the last year, he’s been speaking to the legendary unique director and he’ll only do it if Burton is a part of it and…it’s pretty darn likely. Speaking to MTV News, Keaton said the following:

“I’ve emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again… But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another.

He continued:

“[So] now it looks like he is involved, and without giving too much away we’ve talked to each other, »

- Dan Bullock

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Karen O To Perform “The Moon Song” From Her On The Oscars

13 February 2014 12:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated original song “The Moon Song” for a global television audience on the Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.

“The Moon Song,” with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film Her, directed by Jonze.

The three other nominated songs are “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

Karen O is the lead singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which has released four albums, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. She previously co-wrote original songs for the soundtrack of Jonze’s 2009 film “Where the Wild Things Are,” receiving a Grammy nomination for the featured song “All Is Love. »

- Michelle McCue

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Karen O to Perform at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

13 February 2014 11:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated original song "The Moon Song" for a global television audience on the 86th Annual Academy Awards, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. We also have a behind-the-scenes featurette which includes a message from Karen O about how the song was created.

"The Moon Song," with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film Her, directed by Jonze. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Let It Go" from Frozen and "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Karen O is the lead singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which has released four albums, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. She previously co-wrote original songs »

- MovieWeb

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Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel and Pharrell to Sing Oscar Nominated Songs at the Oscars (Updated)

13 February 2014 5:49 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

No big surprise here: Singer-songwriter Karen O will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated original song “The Moon Song” for a global television audience on the Oscars March 2, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron confirmed.  “The Moon Song,” with music by Karen O and lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze, was written for the film “Her,” directed by Jonze. Karen O is the lead singer of the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which has released four albums, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards. She previously co-wrote original songs for the soundtrack of Jonze’s 2009 film “Where the Wild Things Are,” receiving a Grammy nomination for the featured song “All Is Love.” Karen O has performed on other soundtracks including “Frankenweenie” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “I’m Not There.” Earlier: U2 will also play their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom »

- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna

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