Thursday, June 30, 2005

Empire magazine reviews CatCF

U.K. magazine Empire has posted a very positive review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on their website. As with all reviews, beware of spoilers.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Another Charlie review!

Aint It Cool News has put up a new review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The reviewer calls it Burton's best film since Edward Scissorhands! Watch for the reviews to start coming thick and fast as we near the release of the movie.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory contests!

We've decided to run two Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-related contests on the Collective, and Warner Bros. will be providing exclusive prizes to the winners! Here are the details:

Contest #1 is now closed
This is an art contest. Your task is simple, go to one of the character sites below:
Augustus Gloop
Violet Bearuregarde
Mike Teavee
Oompa Loompas
Veruca Salt
Visit the downloads section and use the artwork found there as the inspiration for your own drawing, painting, etc. The prizes for the most creative submission will be as follows:

1st Place:
1 dessert plate set
1 Mike Teavee shirt
1 Floaty Pen
1 Wristband
1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory new edition movie-tie in book
1 Poster

2nd Place:
1 Veruca tee
1 Floaty Pen
1 Wristband
1 One-sheet

The closing date for this contest is July 14th.

Contest #2 is still open
Write your own Oompa Loompa song! Come up with the lyrics for an original tune for the Oompa Loompas to sing. You can even sing the lyrics yourself if you want, but that's not essential. The most imaginative submission will win the following:

1st Place:
Oompa Loompa tee
Floaty pen

Runner up:

The closing date for this contest is July 22nd.

You can enter either of these competitions (or even both if you want!) but only one entry per person per contest, please. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. can only ship the prize to people living in the United States or Canada. If you want to enter, send your submission to the following email address:

Have fun and good luck!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

New edition of Burton on Burton coming out!

We have word from author Mark Salisbury himself that a new edition of his excellent book will be coming out this summer. It will feature new chapters on Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride, as well as a new foreword from Johnny Depp. There will also be artwork from Burton himself accompanying the chapters. You can see a picture of the new cover here!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Corpse Bride Official Site Update

The Official Corpse Bride website has been updated with new photos from the movie, a new poster, some wallpapers for your desktop and AIM buddy icons!