It's a feature length remake of his short "Frankenweenie." All stop motion. Leave me completely anonymous, please.I got in touch with the one person I know who might be able to confirm that, and he literally hung up the phone on me as I was asking the question. I’m going to assume (unless he calls me back to explain that odd disconnect) that this is not information that Disney’s ready to release yet if it is, in fact, true, and if it’s not true, then it’s at the very least a fun rumor to chew on for a Monday morning. I know Quint’s got a ton of updates for you tonight. I’m trying to finish one DVD piece, one giant review, and two interview transcriptions now. And all Toshi wants to do is watch the IRON MAN trailer for the 10,000th time, so it’s not easy.
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST
hopefully. can't wait.
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST
Yeah... was first... but had to look up the damn password.... COOL NEWS though
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST
Oct. 1, 2007, 1:16 a.m. CST
Good ole Tim,......he's a gift from the underworld!
Oct. 1, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST
I can see it now.....after the presents are ripped open, and the table lies barren from feasting, Jack comes back to chat with the in-laws. Coming soon with an Elfman score.
Oct. 1, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST
Oct. 1, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST
a asshole who is an attention starved douche.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST
actually this would probably be pretty cool, if developed correctly. Sounds good. Bring on Sweeny Todd!! Try the priest!
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST
by Clarence Boddicker
Let's all "give the man a hand!"
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST
MAD RESPECT. this is the stuff spies are made of. just like the green berets in vietnam, first ones in and last ones out, we'll never know the true extent of their accomplishments.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST
best DEPPBURTON film ever. DEPD WOODURTON.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST
Seriously, you need to get a life.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:36 a.m. CST
Awesome, good work Moriarty. Plus, I'd quite like to see that movie, though I prefer Vincent. Although that would be difficult to make feature-length.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... I have no idea what set that guy off or why he decided he needed to spam 9,000 unfunny jokes under this particular article, but we gently showed him the fucking door, so please feel free to resume our regularly scheduled talkback, already in progress.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST
He has a career filled with mixed-bag films and total miss-steps but he has a loyal following. I love it when he gets everything right, but that rarely happens. His recent stuff does nothing for me, though.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST
The Birds remake. I think his vision would make it absolutely brilliant.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:45 a.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
That's an unexpected turn for Disney.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST
Produced by Will Smith? Starring (...gulp...) his kid?
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST
yeah, so he's made 3 decent films: Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood and Nightmare Before Christmas. Why has he got this 'cult' status?
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST
This guy keep bringing classic after classic... I think Mars Attacks is one of the most unsung films of the 90's. Not flawless, but has enough moments to be considered a fucking brilliant film. Saw that thing 6 times in the theater, god knows how many times on DVD and that thing still makes me laugh. Burton is the Bizarro World Spielberg.
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:39 a.m. CST
I would have used the ubiquitous "no comment".
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:39 a.m. CST
...but really, that would be giving him more attention than he deserves.
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
Don't forget beetlejuice people. All in all Burton had a pretty great run in the late 80's early 90's. <P>Ed Wood (1994) Batman Returns (1992) Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Edward Scissorhands (1990) Batman (1989) Beetle Juice (1988)<P> <P> Sure the original batman doesn't hold up so well but it still led to batman TAS (theres no way they would have been able to go as dark as they did without the burton movie being a hit). So bit of respect for burton, he used to be awesome once, also i like big fish and mars attacks has it's moments.<P>
Oct. 1, 2007, 4 a.m. CST
but I don't think he's a good film maker. He's a great designer, and his films look (literally)fantastic, but when it comes to plot or dialogue he's out of his depth... IMO.
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
Burton has always been a style over substance director, but sometimes the two merge and we get some damn good movies. What I've found though is certainly in his later movies he lacks heart. It was particularly true in Charlie and the chocolate factory where it simply moved from one massive set piece to the other without ever giving us a chance to get to know or like charlie.
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST
'cos I watched it with kids, and they weren't interested at all - the (admittedly great) visuals weren't enough to sustain them.
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST
by Porco Drunko
but then if you look at something like edward scissorhands or nightmare before christmas and it's got huge amounts of character. I watched both films when i was pretty young and although i loved the visuals it was the fact that i cared about the characters that made me keep watching. Burton just doesn't seem to care about making interesting characters anymore just the scenery. Shame really
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST
And that film is ALL heart. I was blawing like a baby at the end.
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST
Was a wonderful film, IMO and received by critics quite well.ÿ
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST
Freedom of speech is alive and well. In fact, you have the right to go start your own website where you can scream to the heavens about whatever the hell you like. <p> And if you're referring to Mori's removing Bitch Killer as "no free speech," I'd like to point out that that ain't censorship - it's website moderating. They own this forum. They can remove whatever the hell they like. It's really just that simple. If Dickhead Cheney came around and said posts had to be removed, THAT'S censorship. You want to see a public forum online where there's no moderating? Look at all the social retards on YouTube. You want to go to a talkback and see a bunch of pre-pube dickheads posting things like, "COPY AND PASTE THIS POST IN TEN OTHER TALKBACKS OR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WILL DIE IN AN HOUR" or shit like, "Nice Article. For some great man-on-goat porn vids, check out www.ba-a-a-aadboyz.com!" <p> I'd gladly take a few morons drop-kicked from a TB instead of that crap anyday.
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST
Charlie was ok, but dosen't stand up so well on a second veiwing. I'm looking forward to Sweeny Todd, even though that poster(Depp with crazy hair & pin-stripe trousers sitting in dilapidated attic flat) verges on Burton turning into self-parody. Planet of the Apes is the only properly shit film Burton has made, even he wouldn't dispute that.
Oct. 1, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST
...I don't know. His style is just so immediately recognizable that I was kind of over him by the time I was 17. I actually loved Batman in '89. I was on a high for a year after I saw that. And I really liked Edward Scissorhands the following year. Then Batman Returns was a really big letdown for me, and a lot of it had to do with the overabundance of Burton-isms I couldn't ignore throughout the whole movie. Then he produced Nightmare Before Christmas (which I know everyone loves, and I appreciate,) but by then I felt so smothered by his style and the look he gives his movies, that I had a hard time really liking the flick. <p> Ed Wood was definitely different, and I agree that it's probably his best work. Mars Attacks was weird and funny in odd places, but at least more colorful and unique than the stuff he had done in the past. <p> Since then, he's been the remake king (PotA, Willy Wonka, Sweeny Todd, even Sleepy Hollow was used property,) so it's almost hard to figure out exactly where he himself has come to as a creative storyteller. And so I guess news of a Frankenweenie remake doesn't really move him forward much. <p> But yeah, Big Fish was good. And I still haven't seen Corpse Bride yet, but I can tell he certainly was dipping back into the classic Burton well for the construction of that project.
Oct. 1, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST
Or as the child?
Oct. 1, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST
Yeah, it was pretty much like fucking a dead girl...smelly, boring, and afterward I felt like I'd done something wrong. Three people I went with fell asleep. Pretty much everything else Tim Burton has done, I've liked...Corpse Bride...It was like the producers saw how many pre-teen goth kids bought the Nightmare Before Christmas lunch boxes and wanted to market the same kind of movie to the same kind of crowd (succeeding, because most of the people I see wearing the crappy t-shirts or spewing their love for this movie can't name a single song from it face to face. Nightmare, on the other hand has memorable songs, hilarious characters, and is more than a shill for t-shirts, lunch boxes, and other crap with a 'dark kiddie' theme.) Irony is dying, and we're drowning it in a washtub in the yard.<p>Boo to any more stop motion garbage. Yaay for Sweeney Todd!!
Oct. 1, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST
Leave Me completly anonymous, please.
Oct. 1, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST
That's such a coincidence. I just had vagina last night! <p> It never gets old. <p> Well, okay, it does... not so much in the sense that you don't want it anymore, but more like it itself will age... and then it's time to go out and by a fresh new box of that good ol' vagina!
Oct. 1, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST
I could barely stand to watch it - it's cheese all the way. I'd rather see a longer version of Vincent (even though with Vincent Price dead (R.I.P.)) - it may be hard to do. Just please, no more Frakenweenie.
Oct. 1, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
I'd rather see Burtn create an all-new stop-motion story. Corpse Bride was wonderful.
Oct. 1, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST
He heard AICN and hung up the phone. Just because McWeeney kept talking doesn't mean he was listening.
Oct. 1, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST
...is the phrase that should begin all Tim Burton movie titles, as in "I Love Vincent Price" or "I Love Classic Universal Monster Movies" or "I Love Skeletons" or "I Love The '50's" or "I Love Dead Girls" or "I Love Gothic Horror" or "I Love B-Movies" or "I Love The Fact That Doing This Comicbook Movie -- Even Though I Don't Like Comicbooks and Therefore Will Make It More Like A Classic Universal Monster Movie -- Will Send My Career Into The Stratosphere So That I Can Make All The Universal Monster Movie/Skeleton/Gothic Horror/'50's-Throwback/Stop-Motion/B-Movie/Vincent Price Tributes I Want". The exception is Big Fish, which made me think he was maturing as a filmmaker, until he turned around and made Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Corpse Bride (which plays like an extra disc of outtakes in some unreleased ultra-super edition of Nightmare Before Christmas). Don't get me wrong -- I like some of his movies quite a bit, but I see very little that's actually original about Tim Burton, and I think he should have been a production designer or someone more involved somehow with the look of films and not given the responsibility to tell stories or flesh out characters. His movies feel like being invited to a child's room to watch him play with his toys, except that the child is sort of socially stunted or something, and he doesn't really pay attention to you or particularly acknowledge your presence the whole time. I imagine him -- if he hadn't been so lucky in life and gotten all the breaks he got -- just being one of those guys who works at the same used book store his entire life and wears the same clothes all the time.
Oct. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST
That shot of him driving in the convertible with rain pouring on him, and he's fucking smiling is so, so good, and a perfect analogy for what his life was.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST
that everyone is all "i hate tim burton." but then, slowly everyone has said "well what about beetlejuice? yeah that was good. so was ed wood. yeah. so was edward scissorhands." slowly but surely, you've listed the man's entire filmography. that's an exaggeration on my part. seriously though, i think he has just started losing a step or two in his later years. think about him in his prime: nightmare, beetlejuice, sleepy hollow (this one's status as a great film is definately up for debate), batman and batman returns, vincent and frankenweenie, scissorhands, pee wee(!), ed wood, mars attacks...etc. i think you haters are just frustrated by his later work: big fish (i liked it, but only because of my relationship with my father who tells similar, sensational stories), corpse bride, and the mind-raping travesty that was charlie and the chocolate factory. but come on people, give credit where credit it is due, the man has had a pretty brilliant career.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST
's big adventure. that alone makes him genius. and if you ever get a chance, find his version of aladin it was cool.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST
...and seems to be asleep at the wheel ever since. Which, oddly enough, was when he traded out Lisa Marie for Helena Bonham Carter. Hmm... Anyway, he peaked with "Ed Wood". Hopefully this Sweeney Todd movie wakes him up finally....... TOP 5 TIM BURTON MOVIES... 1. Ed Wood, 2. Pee Wee's Big Adventure, 3. Beetlejuice, 4. Edward Scissorhands, 5. Sleepy Hollow ... the Batman movies are great "Burton" movies, but suck as "Batman" movies. I didn't realize that until I got some Batman reading under my belt. Batman Begins sealed the deal. Elfman's score is amazing. Didn't included "Nightmare B4 X-mas" because he didn't direct it (Henry Selick did).
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST
I`m mean, who frickin` CARES?? And I`m saying that as a big fan of Tim Burton!! Does the studio think the world is going to go bonkers because.....Tim Burton is remaking a short he made years ago?
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST
and "Sweeny Todd" looks great.
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST
Right after Sleepy Hollow. That film showed that his magic was fading, but everything after that has pretty much blown. BUT of course the movie going public has said otherwise. But lets face it, Danny Elfman and Tim Burton haven't made a truly unforgetable movie in a while. I hope Sweeney Todd is good but lets face it I cannot recall one like STAND OUT scene in any of his movies after Sleepy Hallow. His movies may look cool now but they are boring.
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST
by half vader
In as much as he were being disingenuous and inaccurate about Burton. I like most of Burton's stuff, but the man he was actually talking about was Park (although they've obviously got the corporate Disney blinkers on). <p> That's if this is true of course. <p> And if it is, Burton's either laughing and/or shaking his head, considering the way he was treated while he was an animator there from all accounts. We did get two cool shorts out of it though, especially Vincent.
Oct. 1, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
It's far from perfect, but hardly the awful turkey it's often made out to be. Any movie that makes Helena Bonham Carter into a sexy monkey is okay in my book.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST
*dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, da-da-da-dum-dah-dah-dum-dah-dah!* C'mon, Mori, you know you love it.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST
...you are annoyed by how much 12 year old "goths" love Nightmare Before Christmas. But it's not his fault. He is still one of the greatest filmmakers around.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST
Tim Burton, animator, director,writer, long ago figured out that there are many ways to skin a cat. So he's not the best looking, most athletic, etc. But if he can only write and direct his own movies, cast those same movies, he can work out a deal where he charms girls during production and everntually he PUTS HIS PENIS INSIDE THEM.. Listen up, dorks, this guy is on to something.
Oct. 1, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST
was uncool on many levels, the most important being tricking me into the following quandry: Helen Bonham Carter=Maximum fuckablity Helena Bonham Carter as a Chimp=still fuckable?Thats weird. see what i mean?
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST
by Omar B
When I was a kid Tim was my favorite director. It was one great movie with great vision after another. Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish. After that, what happened man? I don't wanna go speaking out of turn about his movies decline in quality, maybe my taste has just changed but he really needs to put out something kick ass and soon.
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST
...then you have no soul.
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
cure for insomnia called Batman Begins. And do you guys really think Brokeback Joker will be much better???
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST
1. Pee Wee's Big Adventure 2. Ed Wood 3. Edward Scissorhands 4. Batman 5. Big Fish. I'll put that top five against most directors.
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST
i second what was already said, Keaton under Burton is fried gold people. Yes i still prefer him over Baleman. And he was on for like 10 mins in Beetlejuice but it felt like he was there the whole movie how powerful he was
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST
Lisa Marie for HBC? Lisa is hotter than the goddamn SUN!
Oct. 1, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
His role as Ray Nicolette in Jackie Brown and Out Of Sight (hilarious, uncredited cameo) was aces. I'd love to see him in another Burton movie.
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST
Agreed. I can watch that Ed Wood -Lisa Marie- Dance video on the Ed Wood DVD over and over and over. Heck...obviously I have. <br> Problem was, she was talented 'as a dancer and a model' but not much of an actress. Burton new this, and wisely cast her in only small roles in Ed Wood and in non-speaking roles in Planet of the Apes, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks etc. She's certainly great fun to look at...but come on...Helena Bonham Carter is an actress. <br> Proof? What has Lisa Marie done since being 'let go' by Tim?
Oct. 1, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST
Burton's all-time best.<p> STAINBOY!!!!
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST
Oct. 1, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST
Michael Keaton puts on arguably his best performance in that film, plus Winona Ryder looked yummy as a goth chick. <p> Best line from the film? <p> "NICE FUCKIN' MODEL!!" HONK, HONK
Oct. 1, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
Nice one, Kirbymanly! But who's Bizarro-Bay?
Oct. 1, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST
"Starring by Jeremy Scott" - go watch it now on Youtube :P.
Oct. 1, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST
And I guess I am in the minority. I thought it was a fresh take on the whole series and believe me I Am a HUGE fan of the original and the TV show. Personally Big Fish wasn't my cup of tea but everything else he's done I've been happy with.
Oct. 1, 2007, 8:04 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... Lisa Marie. <P>Pardon my Homer Simpson sounds.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST
...3 words: BRIDE OF SCISSORHANDS. I know you don't do sequels, but think about it.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST
will be in new jersey at the chiller theatre convention this weekend, hopefully, unless she cancels like last year.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:32 p.m. CST
really the only thing i saw wrong with it was maybe it could of used some more story about how the humans lived. maybe 15 or 20 minutes more of how the lifestyles of the two races were and then the chase.
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST
The Burton movies are classics (at least the first one is) but they're more Tim Burton than Batman. The third captures both the comic book feel and a touch of ironic campyness without ever being unwatchable. Even Chris O'donnell couldn't completely ruin it. I just caught it again on Starz. <p> That's my heretical thought for the day.
Oct. 2, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST
by Super Nintendo Chalmers
But at least he tries something original once in a while. Hated Big Fish, though, fucking hated it with a passion. I know people who put it up with their favorite moves of all time and I just hold my tongue. It was supposed to be touching but to me it just felt hollow, almost like celluloid masturbation. Mars Attacks was so bad it was almost like a punch in the stomach. But then there is Beetle Juice, Ed Wood, Edward Sissorhands and, for me at least, Sleepy Hollow. At least we get to see Helena Bonham Carter in everything he makes now. She is kickass.
Oct. 2, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST
by Super Nintendo Chalmers
I like the show when I was a kid, but that movie was way better than it had any right to be. The basement of the Alamo? Large Marge? Francis? Damn, what a movie.
Oct. 2, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST
I've owned that Ed Wood DVD for years and always skipped the music video. Just watched it. And when my GF leaves for work, I'll be watching it again:-P Lisa Marie is SMOKING! Literally, actually..
Oct. 4, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST
Awesome stuff. I hope these rumours prove true. His quirky, witty, dark animation is always a good thing in my book.
Feb. 12, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST