Monday, December 17, 2012

Tim Burton Art Exhibition in South Korea

From Korean Film Biz Zone:

"An exhibition of Tim BURTON's painting and art, who is famed for his unique vision, is going to take place in Korea for the first time. Hyundai Card Co., Ltd. decided to hold BURTON’s Art exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art from December 12th to April 14th of next year as the ninth edition of their ‘Culture Project’.

"At the exhibition, not only the art world of BURTON, who directed Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenweenie and many other films, but also around 700 pieces of his study work, paintings, drawings, photographs and models of characters in his films will be displayed.

"When the exhibition was first held in 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the center of modern world art, 800,000 people visited there, which is the 3rd greatest record after ‘Pablo PICASSO’s Exhibition (1980)’ and ‘Henry MATISSE’s Exhibition (1992)’ among all the exhibitions ever held at MoMA.

"The exhibition will be co-hosted by Hyundaicard Co., Ltd., MoMA and the Seoul Museum of Art. This will be the first time that the exhibition is held in Asia. According to a representative of Hyundaicard Co., Ltd., the Seoul Museum of Art aggressively participated in the planning of the exhibition to make it distinctive compared with other editions held in other countries and they succeeded to bring newly created works from BURTON’s studio.

"The representative explained the meaning of the exhibition by saying, 'This will offer a chance to see the new aspect of Tim BURTON, who has stretched his own and unique imagination through films.'"

Video: The Killers' "Here With Me" directed by Tim Burton, feat. Winona Ryder

Here is the music video for The Killers' "Here With Me," directed by Tim Burton and featuring Winona Ryder:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Frankenweenie" Awards and Nominations, Part One

Although it wasn't a box office smash, Frankenweenie has been a big hit with critics. It has been the best reviewed animated film of 2012, and has earned many nominations and wins already.

This morning, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Frankenweenie has already won acclaim among some major critics circles. The film was recognized as the best animated film of 2012 by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics.

The animation world has also celebrated Frankenweenie. The film has received five Annie Awards nominations:

-Best Animated Feature
-Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: Rick Heinrichs
-Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: Atticus Shaffer as "Edgar"
-Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: Catherine O'Hara as "Weird Girl"
-Writing in an Animated Feature Production: John August

We will keep you posted on more developments soon!

New "Frankenweenie" Short Film on Home Video, Jan. 8

Frankenweenie will be coming to home video formats on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013.

Stitch Kingdom reports that a brand-new short will be on the home format Blu-Ray release, Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers. The new animated short will run for two minutes and twenty seconds, and was written by Frankenweenie co-producer and Tim Burton collaborator Derek Frey.

Other bonus features include:

-Miniatures in Motion: Bringing Frankenweenie to Life – Viewers get an in-depth tour of the London set that includes never-before-seen footage showcasing the hundreds of artists who worked on the film.
-Frankenweenie touring exhibit – Allows audiences to explore the artistry of the film’s puppets, sets and props in a showcase that’s traveling the world.
-Original live action Frankenweenie short
-Plain White T’s ‘Pet Sematary’ music video
-Easter eggs
-3 deleted scenes

You can pre-order the four-disc combo pack, featuring the film on Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D, DVD, and a digital copy.

You can also pre-order the two-disc release, which includes the film on Blu-Ray and DVD.