Wednesday, July 25, 2012

9 New "Frankenweenie" Character Posters

Here are nine new Frankenweenie character posters, courtesy of Click the images below to enlarge them:

5 New "Frankenweenie" Character Portraits

Here are five new Frankenweenie character portraits and descriptions, courtesy of Empire Online. Click the images below to enlarge them:

Weird Girl (voiced by Catherine O'Hara) doesn’t fit in well with the other kids. She delivers ominous pronouncements in a monotone voice with an unnerving stare. Her constant companion is her fluffy white cat Mr. Whiskers, whose unblinking gaze matches her own. The other kids give them a wide berth—especially when Weird Girl rambles about Mr. Whiskers’ dreams.

Edgar “E” Gore (voiced by Atticus Shaffer) is a needy misfit who doesn’t have friends but is desperate to be Victor’s partner for the science fair. In his attempts to be accepted ‘E’ tends to mess things up and often fails to think before he speaks. Even though ‘E’ promises not to tell Victor’s secret, he accidentally spills the beans.

Mr. Burgemeister (voiced by Martin Short) is the Frankenstein’s next-door neighbor and Mayor of New Holland. A crotchety fuss-bucket, he is fanatical about his garden and can’t stand Sparky or anything else that threatens the perfection of his tulips. Mr. Burgemeister also asserts his authority over his niece Elsa Van Helsing by making her the reluctant star of his New Holland Dutch Day celebration.

Mr. Rzykruski (voiced by Martin Landau) is the new science teacher at New Holland Elementary School. He has a thick, Eastern European accent and a unique way of explaining things. He connects with his students, but parents misunderstand his passionate teaching style. Mr. Rzykruski serves as a mentor and inspiration to Victor, teaching him that science can do both good and bad things and that if a scientist does not put his heart into his experiment, there could be disastrous consequences.

Nassor (voiced by Martin Short) is highly intelligent, serious and intense. He takes a darker, more doomsday view on life than the other kids in New Holland. Nassor is instantly sceptical of the rumours surrounding Victor’s experiments with electricity, but once convinced, is zealous in his attempts to obtain Victor’s secrets.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Richard D. Zanuck, 1934-2012

Famed Hollywood producer Richard D. Zanuck died on the morning of Friday, July 13th, 2012 of a heart attack. He was 77 years old.

Zanuck produced numerous films, including Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy, and True Crime, among others.

Zanuck also served as producer on six of Tim Burton's films: Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012).

You can read more about the working relationship of Tim Burton and Richard D. Zanuck that lasted over a decade in this article by clicking here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Poll: Did You See "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"?

We have a new poll on the right-hand side of our blog. Our new question: Did you see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Vote today, and feel free to discuss in the comments section of this post!

Here are the results from our previous poll, which started on June 9th, 2012, "Which 2012 Tim Burton film are you most looking forward to seeing?" With a total of 258 votes, 45 people (17%) said Dark Shadows (because they hadn't seen it yet), 34 people (13%) said Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and 179 people (69%) said Frankenweenie.

Stay tuned for more polls in the future!

Video: "Frankenweenie" Comic-Con Press Conference

Here's a video of the Frankenweenie press conference that took place yesterday at San Diego's Comic-Con 2012. Director Tim Burton, actor Atticus Shaffer (voice of "Edgar"), and producers Allison Abbate and Don Hahn were on the panel, discussing dogs, monsters, family, animation, and much more.

New "Frankenweenie" Trailer - "Homage"

Check out the latest trailer for Frankenweenie, "Homage," done in the style of an advertisement for a 1950's science-fiction horror film.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Retro "Frankenweenie" Poster from Comic-Con

Yahoo! Movies has posted the Comic-Con exclusive poster for Frankenweenie, in a charming retro design. Click the poster above to enlarge it.

Video: "The Batmobile" Documentary Trailer

Warner Bros. Online has posted a trailer for a documentary on the history of the Batmobile. Tim Burton (director of Batman and Batman Returns, as well as producer of Batman Forever), Christopher Nolan, Adam West, Christian Bale, Joel Schumacher, and many others will be contributing to the documentary, giving a thorough history of the design, evolution, and significance of the iconic vehicle of one of the most infamous superheroes.

The documentary -- simply titled, The Batmobile -- will be previewed at Comic-Con in San Diego today, reports It will be broadcast on the CW on Monday, July 16th at 8:00 PM EST, and will eventually be released on Blu-ray and digital download this holiday season.

60+ Photos: "The Art of Frankenweenie" Exhibition and Stitch Kingdom have posted numerous photos showing the traveling exhibition, "The Art of Frankenweenie," at San Diego's Comic-Con. Producers Allison Abbate and Don Hahn were also present to give the press a tour of the intricate, hand-crafted artistry of the film. Click over 60 images below to enlarge them, but beware of SPOILERS: