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The A To Z Of Tim Burton
The Alice in Wonderland director's career in 26 easy pieces
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The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie, 29 minutes of loving horror homage and bats-on-a-string brilliance, handily bookends Tim Burton's career to date. His third short film and also his next project - this time re-imagined in 3D as a feature-length stop-motion animation - brings to life James Whales' 1931 Frankenstein, swapping the bolt-necked lug for Sparky, a bull terrier reawakened by a handy bolt of lightning. Deceased dogs pop up regularly in Burton's films (see also: Corpse Bride's Scraps and Jack Skellington's pup Zero) but this one earned Burton the sack. A bemused Disney, dismayed by a PG rating that scuppered their plans to show it before the re-released Pinocchio, parted ways with Burton after this effort.

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1 RE: Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Friday March 5, 2010, 11:06 by JIm R
enius, love his films. t="trebuchet ms"] ith Hitchcock, my fave director. Read More

2 Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Thursday March 4, 2010, 22:43 by film nut
The Batman films Tim did were always the best. I always used to read the Batman graphic novels and later there was a Robin set also. It would be good if Tim could make a Robin film, the kind of dark, gothic look would be perfect and you could count on it being well made. The film would write itself virtually and im sure plenty of people would go see it. Hope for it by 2011ish, sure it will make a packet :-) Read More


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