Tuesday, March 29, 2005

CatCF Game Screenshots

Screenshots have been released from the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory game for Playstation 2. You can view them at Gamershell.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

CatCF Trading Cards

This just in from xpotserx:

People pre-order Charlie and the Chocolate Factory trading cards here. Expected shipping date for the cards is May 31.

Looks like there won't be any lack of merchandising for this movie!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

CatCF Official Site: Actual Content Found!

The Official Charlie and the Chocolate Factory site now has actual content...sort of. Just go to the site, scroll to the bottom and click on the little Wonka Industries logo and it will take you to this page.

The content of the site includes but may not be limited to:
A "factory store" which contains desktop wallpapers, buddy icons and more to come soon.
A "factory tour" which is only open to golden ticket winners...
Work for Wonka which contains various job titles of factory workers and their descriptions

Check out the employee of the month slideshow.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Estate Sale: What Really Happened

From the Pasadena Star:

One actress's garbage is another man's treasure.

"Geoff, 36, said he recognized some items from Burton movies "Mars Attacks!' and "Sleepy Hollow,' but Hollywood items were mostly few and far between."

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Edward Scissorhands Ballet

Matthew Bourne is developing Edward Scissorhands into a ballet to debut this year. Here is an excerpt from an article in which he talks about it(from villagevoice.com):

"I put the idea to do [Scissorhands] onstage to [composer] Danny Elfman first," Bourne continues, "and then to Tim. I was quite open-minded toward a musical, but they wanted it like the other pieces. They were excited by the prospect of non-verbal theater. It came from them, really. We've written the scenario for this version. It's quite different from the 1990 film. Danny's written some more music and it's starting to be designed. We hope to go into rehearsal by September. We're quite far down the road."

To read the entire article, click here.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Update: Tim Burton Estate Sale

via email from timburton.com

Official Word from Tim...

"It recently came to my attention that a warehouse sale, claiming to include "previously -owned" items of mine, is scheduled to take place. Allegedly, these items include props, memorabilia and costumes from various films I have directed, as well as some drawings of mine that were private gifts--never meant for public display or purchase. Since I have not been contacted by the sellers, it is important to note that I can in no way vouch for the authenticity of these items. I am completely against the selling of personal items in such a public way."

So if anyone was planning to go and possibly buy something, the items may or may not be authentic.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Tim Burton Estate Sale

Not necessarily new news, but since it is just one week away, here is a reminder about the estate sale which will feature items previously owned by Tim Burton and Lisa Marie.

More info(location & times) can be found here as well as pictures of two items to be sold: a disco ball & a chair. The chair was used in the movie Ed Wood.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

New Stuff and a Lot of Links

We at the Tim Burton Collective have decided that our previous news page(which will be archived of course) was a bit dated and we needed to "get with the times". The Collective is getting increasingly bigger and more popular with each month. There are many new members joining our forum. We understand that not everyone wants to go through the hassle of joining a forum, so we got this swanky newfangled news system that allows anyone to post comments to each news tid-bit posted here.

With this new format you, the readers, will be able to subscribe to a live feed of this news page and use an aggregator or newsreader(more info here) to keep track of live updates of this news page. I've also set up a syndicated account for the feed at LiveJournal.com for anyone who wants to be updated on their friends page whenever this is updated. Just add this user to your friends list and you're set!

We're(and I'm sure you're) looking forward to the upcoming months, what with the upcoming release of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride. So be sure to check here for any and all interesting updates regarding those films as well as anything else relating to Tim Burton.

And if you see something important that you think belongs on the news page and we haven't posted it yet, please feel free to email us.