Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Burton teams with Jim Carrey for next film?

Multiple sources are reporting today that Tim is in early negotiations to direct Jim Carrey in "Believe It or Not", an adventure loosely based on the life of Robert Ripley. You can read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter. Thanks to everyone who emailed us about the story.

Monday, November 28, 2005

CatCF award info

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just won the BAFTA kids' vote for best film at the 10th Annual Children's BAFTA Awards in London.
It's also up for Favorite Family Movie at The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards. You can vote for it here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Scissorhands finally comes to the stage

Matthew Bourne's long-planned dance version of Edward Scissorhands will finally open on the London stage beginning November 30th. There are several interesting articles about the production online. The New York Times and Variety both have pieces on it, The Evening Standard reports ticket sales have already topped £1 million, and Playbill has photos from the stage production's recent tryout. Anyone who manages to get to see the production in London, be sure to send us a review!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Corpse Bride on shortlist for films elligible for Best Animated Feature Oscar

It's been announced that Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is one of ten animated feature films in the running to be nominated at next year's Oscars. Only three can make the final nominations, so let's hope Corpse Bride makes the grade.
There's also an interview with Burton from the Chicago Sun-Times, where he talks about the recently released Batman DVDs.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Corpse Bride DVD release announced!

According to DVD Times the Region 1 release of Corpse Bride will be on January 31. Extras include several behind the scenes featurettes with the cast and crew and a music only track.
In box office news, the film has now earned $52.5 million in North America and over $80 million worldwide.

Monday, November 07, 2005

News roundup November 7

We have several interesting items to report today. Firstly, as I'm sure most of you are aware, the Region 1 DVD of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory goes on release tomorrow, in both single disc and 2-disc deluxe editions. The DVD is sure to be a big seller, as Charlie is Burton's most successful movie to date, earning over $205 million in North America and an incredible $462 million worldwide!
Secondly, for those of you interested in learning more about '9', the 3D animated movie Burton is producing, you can check out the official website.
Finally, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory just won the Peoples Choice Award for Best International Film at The Irish Film & Television Awards. Thanks to Sean Kelly in Derry, Ireland for the tip.