This why the internet is cool check out this video of a young petrified and bewilder Tim Burton at the Walt Disney Animation studios. Timothy William Burton started working at Disney at the age of 23 and his first animation project was The Fox and the Hound (1981). Below is a short clip of Burton at Disney in the 80′s.
“At Disney, I almost went insane,” he said. “I really did. I don’t ever want to get that close to that certain kind of feeling that I had. Who knows what a nervous breakdown is? Or who knows what going off the edge is? I don’t want to get that close again. No. 1 is, I was just not Disney material. I could just not draw cute foxes for the life of me. I couldn’t do it. I tried. I tried and tried. The unholy alliance of animation is you are called upon to be an artist, but on the other hand, you are called upon to be a zombie factory worker. And for me, I could not integrate the two. Also, at the time they were making kind of [s-----] movies. And it took them five or six years to make a movie. There’s that cold, hard fact: Do you want to spend six years of your life working on The Fox and the Hound? There’s a soul-searching moment when the answer is pretty clear.”
Longtime Tim Burton film composer collaborator Danny Elfman recently used his musical talents for the opening sequence to the 2013 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Oz the Great and Powerful. If I didn’t know better this opening sequence seems to have Burton style written all over it, what do you think? Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have joined artistic forces for more than 25 years. On other news to celebrate their 25 years of conjoined talents, on October 7, 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Elfman will sing publicly for the first time in 18 years, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, performing notable songs from Burton’s classic films, with original production artwork and drawings from the films to create a visual backdrop. Read more about out the official show in press release below. I checked and all the tickets are completely sold out on all showings. Bummer!
I love retro Tim Burton! check out this interview from way back in 1996 as Burton talks with “In Bed” with a British interviewer, pillow talking it up about his sci-fi movie Mars Attacks! Best thing about Burton his style/hair remains the same!
Check out this funny commercial about a company that finds out their Unicorn Apocalypse idea is being made into a movie, and Tim Burton is directing it! the team and burton grabs the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to relay the this crazy sci-fi fantasy vision. So rare to see Burton in a short like this, I love it! The Tim Burton x Samsung commercial will be playing tonight durring the Oscars. Look for it!
check out the full commercial below.
Did you know about the Frankenweenie Short “Captain Sparky Vs The Flying Saucers”? if not it happens to be an extra on the Frankenweenie (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy). This is an all new original short featuring Victor and Sparky in a home movie, written by Frankenweenie co-producer Derek Frey.
Check out the clip below.
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the 2012 winners of its Annie Awards were last night and here is the complete list of winners. Also one of the highlights of the event was Terry Gilliam accepting his Winsor McCay Award via video and the very cool special Texas Avery Award statue for life achievement to June Foray best known as the voice of animated characters as Lucifer (Cinderella), Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Granny, Natasha Fatale and Magica De Spell.
Here is a behind the scenes look into the making of the Killers x Tim Burton music video titled “Here With Me,” shot entirely on location in Blackpool UK.
Burton, give his usual mixed media effect by combination black-and-white imagery with a dash of creepiness, likeness worthy of Alfred Hitchcock’s caliber.
The story follows actor Craig Roberts obsession with a wax doll based on his favorite performer played by Winona Ryder.
Check out the behind the scenes below and let me know what think!
Directed by Burton and filmed entirely in Blackpool UK, Here With Me is about a young man’s romance with Winona Ryder’s character (which looks like a flashback from Edward Scissorhands) but there is a twist at the end which resembles a similar realm to Burton’s Oyster Boy poems.
Check out the full length video below, let me know what you think!
What would happen if Tim Burton did an episode for Hasbro’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic? The Ponies might come out looking something like this! Ok well this is not original art by Burton but a nicely done illustrated concept by Deviant artist shepherd0821. Who produced some really cool Gothic Ponies!
Very inspiring I would love to see a Tim Burton x My Little Pony crossover, wouldn’t you?
I could listen to Helena Bonham Carter talk about her life with Tim Burton all day. Watch parts of The Gramham Norton Show. With guest Helena Bonham Carter as talks about Christmas Tree decorations by Tim Burton and other notoriously eccentric details from this oddball couple.
Carter: “It’s very traditional… [but] as you got closer, you saw there were zombies and dead babies and… He’s obviously a sick man!”
Check out the video below.