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Tim Burton Producing A New Animated Film!

— Posted by John Campea

corpsebride.jpgOkay, I confess that I knew nothing at all about this prior to spotting the article on AICN and I’m kicking myself, very hard, over that … Seems Tim Burton is working with Vinton Studios as producer on The Corpse Bride, a new stop motion animated film based on an old folk tale. Based on what I’ve read of the story here and the look of that design image this is looking to be vintage Burton. Making me even happier is that Vinton has just posted their most recent short – about a man and his new inflatable friend, available here – and it’s mighty good stuff. Making me happier still is the fact that Vinton has just hired Henry Selick – y’know the stop motion genius who directed Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach and has just finished work on Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic – as a supervising director. Hmmm …. great story, great producer and a company loaded on talent makes me think this’ll be a classic. The Corpse Bride is due to release for Halloween, 2005.

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  • Bubba

    Yeah, that bugged me for a while, too – especially since James OBVIOUSLY takes its visual cues from Lane Smith – but I got over it … Burton’s name gave a very deserving film maker in Selick a shot at the big time and I think you can make a pretty good argument that Burton’s influence on Nightmare was probably as large if not larger than Selick’s was despite Burton being in the writer / producer chair rather than the director …

  • http://www.imaginedat.net Jim Tudor

    That looks incredible! Only thing is, (and this is admittedly a piddly concern,) does anyone else get irritated by the sheer volume of common shmoes who think that “Nightmare” and “James” were directed by Burton? I swear, I had one guy about to bet me money. Too bad he didn’t. Guess now we’ll have another awesome stop-motion movie for people to think the wrong guy directed.

    JiM T

  • http://www.trysop.com trysop

    I stumbled upon that image just the other day and was stunned. FINALLY! I’ve been waiting for this film since it was announced shortly after ‘Nightmare was released. Can. Not. Wait.

    Burton + Elfman + Stop Motion = WOW!

  • tracy

    :drool:

  • KungFuGuy

    That is some scarey talent! LOVED Nightmare and James. Cannot wait for this.

  • Marla Singer

    Any even better fact is that Danny Elfman will be the composer for the movie. aww, tim and dan are such chums. and pamela pettler is the screenwriter who is also doing the screen writing for charlie and the chocolate factory (ahem, johnny depp, tim burton, danny elfman, AHEM AHEM)discrete enough? …ya…sometimes i scare myself

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