Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Danny Elfman Stops By Disneyland to Read Nightmare Before Christmas

Danny Elfman stopped by Disneyland to read the opening to Burton-classic The Nightmare Before Christmas and to talk about his music being used on the ride Haunted Mansion Holiday.

In the clip below, Elfman reads the opening to The Nightmare Before Christmas as previously read by Patrick Stewart. Elfman die-hards will know that he has recorded the opening before on the The Jack 2 Pack (The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack) back in 2006. Following Elfman's reading is a clip promoting the upcoming concert series Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton taking place in Los Angeles on Halloween. 

Elfman was also interviewed after the reading to discuss how excited he is to have his music featured on the Haunted Holiday Mansion ride found in Disneyland. "I remember the whole thing as one big favorite moment," Elfman says about the ride. Elfman goes on the say that having his music in the ride is "such a dream come true." 

Will you be heading out to any of the Elfman/Burton shows or heading over to Disneyland to check out Haunted Mansion Holiday? Let us know in the comments below!   (T. Starr)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trailer for Big Eyes released!

Today, we saw the first trailer released for Tim's much-anticipated drama, "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. The 2 minute and 30 second trailer gives us a little taste of what we can expect, not only in terms of direction from Burton, but even the score by long-time friend of Tim's, Danny Elfman. If the trailer is anything to go by, the film will be going down a path more of Burton's 2003 drama, "Big Fish" and not one of Gothic fantasy that we have grown accustomed to. Check out the trailer on Yahoo! Movies and let us know in the comments below your thoughts on the upcoming film and if you will be seeing it this coming Christmas?  (T. Starr)