Tag Archives: Tim Burton

Netflix Announces Wednesday, Tim Burton’s Directorial TV Debut

Netflix announced today a new live-action coming-of-age comedy Wednesday, based on Wednesday Addams, one of the world’s most enduring pop cultural icons. 

Everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre graduates into a full fledged leading lady. The character has been portrayed in television, film, video games and even musicals, but Wednesday has always been part of The Addams Family ensemble until now — in her first young adult television series.

The 8 episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

The visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton will make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.  

Tagged , , , ,

Broadway Is Coming Together For Virtual The Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Benefit Concert

The Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation are proud to announce a one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of the songs from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway’s most ghoulishly talented artists. The evening will be presented by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, in cooperation with Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Disney Music Group. The terrifyingly tantalizing one-night-only event will be available to stream for 24 hours, beginning Saturday, October 31 at 7 pm ET.

James Monroe Iglehart, who dazzled audiences as the Genie in his Tony Award-winning performance in Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin, and his Broadway friends, using only items and clothing found around their house combined with their imaginations, will bring this delightful evening of music, storytelling and Halloween fun to life for one-night-only. 

The cast includes: Rafael Casal (Blindspotting, Bad Education), Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Shuffle Along, Bring It On: The Musical), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis), Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), Nik Walker (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton, Motown The Musical), Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda, EmojiLand), Rob McClure (Chaplin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice) and more.

“We are extremely grateful to Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and the Disney Music Group for allowing us the opportunity to bring our virtual concert interpretation of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to everyone this Halloween,” said James Monroe Iglehart.

With door-to-door tricks and treats on hold, all are invited to indulge in this holiday classic. 

This will be a pay-per-view event available on VIMEO. Tickets are $4.99 and can be purchased HERE.

Tagged , , ,

Bottleneck Gallery To Release 1989 Batman & Batman Returns Teaser Posters On October 5

In honor of New York Comic Con this week, Bottleneck Gallery celebrates two of the biggest movie events of all time, Tim Burton’s Batman, and the sequel, Batman Returns.

The Bat logo was ubiquitous in 1989 and teaser posters for Tim Burton’s Batman movie reignited mass public interest in the fictional city of Gotham, and introduced the world to the first modern superhero movie. Batman and Batman Returns remain cinema milestones, and Bottleneck Gallery is excited to release officially licensed screen prints of the original teaser posters for both movies.

The online sale for both prints will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 12PM ET. Prints will be available HERE.

Batman 89 Teaser Poster
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 350
$50
Foil variant edition of 200
$75

Batman Returns Teaser Poster by John Alvin
Screen print
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 350
$50
Foil variant edition of 200
$75

Tagged , , , , , ,

The Comic Bug Is Hosting A Free Live Reading of Kevin Smith’s Superman Lives Screenplay On July 13

What happens when Kevin Smith, Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage walk into a Hollywood Production office in the mid-90’s?

Well, eventually nothing, but not for lack of trying and one of the most off-beat superhero screenplays ever written!

Superman Lives is based loosely on the Death and Return of Superman storyline in which Brainiac employs the services of Doomsday to bring about the Man of Steel’s demise.  Featuring the witty banter we’ve come to expect from Kevin Smith, this table read promises to be more entertaining than Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman and Justice League combined!

Cast and Crew

Adam Marcus – Director/Narrator
Gib Gerard – Superman/Clark Kent
Tracy Drolet – Lois Lane
Curtis Fortier – Jimmy Olsen
Scott Koblish – Brainiac
Bob Arce – L-Ron
Nigel Lawes – Lex Luthor
Sassan Safari – The Eradicator
Will Dixon – Batman, Jor-El, Perry White
Debra Sullivan – Cat Grant, Governor Caitlin Bree, Alien #1, Misty, Woman
Rafael Navarro – Host, Shuster, Council Voice, Delegate #1, Engineer, Police #1
Dan Wickline – Alien #2, V.O., Boy (Brodie — Governor’s son), Deadshot, General Darris, Chief (Fire Chief)
Chris Saunders – Music and Sound effects
Mike Wellman – banished to the Phantom Zone

Brought to you by the fine folks at Skeleton Crew Productions (Secret Santa) and Cattywampus Productions (12 Sided Die) and featuring a spectacular cast of actors and amazing sound design by Thirsty Crowes Chris Saunders.  This event is free for everyone and the first 100 people will get an exclusive Superman Lives! poster by artist Ralph Miranda. 

The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach is located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, California. Call 310-372-6704 for further information.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Watch The Dumbo Trailer

Watch the new trailer for Dumbo starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker.

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight.

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Dumbo soars to theaters on March 29, 2019.

Tagged , , , ,

Mondo Reissuing Danny Elfman’s Batman Score

Mondo has announced a vinyl reissue of Danny Elfman’s iconic score to Tim Burton’s Batman.

Mondo is issuing two versions of the score: an expanded edition that’s limited to 2,000 copies and a more standard release. Both were produced by Neil S. Bulk and both feature artwork by Kilian Eng. One disc comes pressed with a yellow and black swirl, while the other is purple and green. 

Both go on sale later this month.

Batman Expanded Motion Picture Score Tracklist:

Side A:

01. Main title (2:49)
02. Family / First Batman / Roof Fight (3:24)
03. Jack Vs. Eckhardt (1:36)
04. Up Building / Card Snap (1:54)
05. Bat Zone / Axis Set-Up (1:52)
06. Shootout (5:39)
07. Dinner Transition / Kitchen Dinner / Surgery (2:58)

Side B:

08. Stair Kiss / Face-Off / Beddy Bye (4:00)
09. Board Meeting (0:20)
10. Roasted Dude (1:04)
11. Vicki Spies (Flowers) (1:55)
12. Clown Attack (1:58)
13. Bruce Contemplates / Photos/ Men At Work (2:59)
14. Paper Spin / Alicia’s Mask (0:31)
15. Vicki Gets A Gift (1:12)
16. Alicia’s Unmasking (1:10)
17. Batman To the Rescue / Batmobile Charge / Street Fight (4:25)
18. Vicki Hides The Film (0:35)

Side C:

19. Descent Into Mystery (1:34)
20. Batcave / Paper Throw (2:49)
21. The Truth (1:14)
22. The Joker’s Poem (0:59)
23. Sad Pictures (0:39)
24. Dream / Challenge / Tender Batcave (4:28)
25. Charge of the Batmobile (1:47)
26. Joker Flies to Gotham / Batwing I (0:34)
27. Batwing II (4:00)

Side D:

28. Batwing III (2:07)
29. Cathedral Chase (5:06)
30. Waltz to the Death (3:59)
31. Showdown I / Showdown II (5:06)
32. Finale(1:49)
33. End Credits (1:29)

Batman Original Motion Picture Score Tracklist:

Side A:

01. The Batman Theme (2:38)
02. Roof Fight (1:20)
03. First Confrontation (4:43)
04. Flowers (1:51)
05. Clown Attack (1:58)
06. Batman To the Rescue (3:56)
07. Roasted Dude (1:04)
08. Photos / Beautiful Dreamer (2:30)
09. Descent Into Mystery (1:34)
10. Batcave (2:35)
11. The Joker’s Poem (0:57)

Side B:

12. Love Theme (1:31)
13. Charge of the Batmobile (1:41)
14. AttacK of the Batwing (4:44)
15. Up The Cathedral (5:04)
16. Waltz to the Death (3:55)
17. The Final Confrontation (3:47)
18. Finale (1:45)
19. Batman Theme Reprise (1:28)

LINK

Tagged , , , , , ,

Watch The Dumbo Teaser Trailer

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. 

Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (Ophelia, Dream House), and produced by Justin Springer (TRON: Legacy), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Big Eyes) and Derek Frey (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Frankenweenie).

Dumbo flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

Tagged , , , ,

Production Underway For Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), the film stars Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”) and Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) is the executive producer. “Dumbo” is slated for release on March 29, 2019.

Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.

Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”

The creative team includes cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar® winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”) and BAFTA Award-winning make-up designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, “Dumbo” will be filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios.

Tagged , , ,

Kevin Smith Directing Batman ’89 Themed Episode of The Goldbergs

unnamed-5-720x405

In an upcoming episode, ABC’s ’80s sitcom “The Goldbergs” will tackle one of the decade’s last major pop culture events: the release of Tim Burton’s “Batman.” Bringing the episode to life is one of Batman’s biggest fans — filmmaker Kevin Smith.

The episode will revolve around the release of the 1989 superhero film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The episode, titled “The Dynamic Duo,” starts filming next week.

Smith spoke with IGN about his excitement for this Batman episode, saying: “I grew up watching the Adam West ‘Batman’ and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe. Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment.”

“Goldbergs” EP and creator Adam F. Goldberg is as big a fan of Smith as Smith is of Batman. “I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my ‘Bluntman’ comics, I’ve collected his ‘Clerks’ action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for ‘Fanboys’ just so I could meet the guy,” said Goldberg. The show creator added that he bonded with his brother over Smith’s films. “There is no better person out there to help bring our Burton’s Batman episode to life. Truly.”

The “Batman” episode of “The Goldbergs” will air later this spring. The episode comes after Smith’s recent turns directing episodes of the CW’s “Flash” and “Supergirl.” The director, known for feature films like “Mallrats” and “Clerks,” is becoming TV’s go-to guy for bringing the DC Universe to the small screen. Smith’s “Supergirl” episode, titled “Supergirl Lives,” will air on the CW on January 23, 2017.

“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka, George Segal and Jeff Garlin and airs on ABC on Wednesday nights.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Trailer

1

20th Century Fox debuted the trailer for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs. The film, which is set to release in theaters on September 30, 2016, stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Ransom Riggs’ novel was published in 2011, followed in 2014 by a second book (in a planned trilogy), “Hollow City.” With a screenplay by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children under the Chernin Entertainment banner.

Tagged , , ,
%d bloggers like this: