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Halloweenie with Tim Burton

Halloweenie with TIm Burton 'All Hallows' Eve' is nearly upon us and it is that time again when we prepare to be 'Trick or Treated', attend costume parties, carve pumpkins and traditionally celebrate Halloween.

It has now also become custom to take in the latest horror at the cinema. or getting a handful of spooky DVDs, popping some corn and hiding behind the cushions at home to scare ourselves senseless!

For those of you that love the lighter fun touch of dark, gothic and macabre fantasy films. American film director Tim Burton, has given us plenty that are a 'must-have' to take us through the bewitching hour - with this year being no exception.

Released on DVD at the start of the year, 'Frankenweenie' is going to be a big hit for families. Special screenings have already started playing at selected cinemas and shops are busy selling costumes of Sparky and many of Burton's amazing characters we have all come to love.

Tim Burton Halloween

Over the years, I have been fortunate to work on many of Tim's films. Creating the title sequences for classics such as 'Batman', and in recent years - 'Sweeney Todd', 'Dark Shadows' and of-course 'Frankenweenie'. So here's a selection of our favorite Burton films to help you go bump through the night:

BEETLEJUICE A recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home and an obnoxious, devious "bio-exorcist" named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) from the underworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'HaraJeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS The story of Jack Skellington, a being from "Halloween Town" who opens a portal to "Christmas Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly consequences. Stars Chris SarandonCatherine O'HaraWilliam HickeyKen Page and Glenn Shadix.

SLEEPY HOLLOW A film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving and stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda RichardsonMichael GambonCasper Van Dien, and Jeffrey Jones. The plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane (Depp) sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman.

CORPSE BRIDE When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. An all-star cast including Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Also stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

DARK SHADOWS An imprisoned 200 year old vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection from his jealous ex-lover, Angelique Bouchard, played by Eva Green.

FRANKENWEENIE Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. 'Frankenweenie' is a black and white 3D stop motion animated comedy-horror family film and is a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name . It is the perfect way to put a spark into the dead of night.

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Frankenweenie Main Title Sequence

With Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie' out to own on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Monday 25th February. We have the pleasure in finally sharing with you our main title sequence for the film. Starring Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara and Martin Short, the film tells the story of young Victor who conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Here's our monster titles for your viewing pleasure:

http://youtu.be/HqzeG_OWhe8

Frankenweenie screens tonight

Frankenweenie Logo The 56th BFI London Film Festival gets underway today with 'Frankenweenie' screening at the Odeon Leicester Square and Imax cinema, as part of tonight's Opening Night Gala.

The film is officially being released nationwide in the UK next Wednesday 17th October. But for those that were lucky enough to get ticket's for tonight's special screenings as part of the festival, will get the chance to see Tim Burton's latest creation.

Frankenweenie Frames

We are very pleased to see our titles we created for the film to finally get their first UK showing. For those that are attending, we hope you enjoy.

 

Frankenweenie opens the BFI Festival

Frankenweenie opens BFI Festival Frankenweenie will open the 56th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 10 October, with a first time for the BFI simultaneously premiering Tim Burton's film in 30 cinemas nationwide, including the Odeon Leicester Square and the BFI IMAX.

We have recently finished the titles for the film and the festival will also be hosting The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition, capturing the magic of the process of filmmaking, with an exclusive look into the stop-motion animation process. The exhibition which runs from 17-21 October, will showcase original sketches drawn by Tim, as well as props, sets and puppets.

There will also be exciting workshop opportunities for education audiences to explore the production of Frankenweenie as well as a chance to meet some of the talented people who were involved in the making of the film.

We hope to see you there.

Best Wishes to Danny Boyle

Our best wishes go out to Danny Boyle, Film Director and 'Ringmaster' for tonight's 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With the start of the games now upon us. Team RM have entered the Pentathlon of title sequences, having just completed out latest marathon Frankenweenie.

Zaytoun, The Numbers Station, Theatre of Dreams, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Riot on Redchurch Street

Our next events up are:

Theatre of Dreams Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight The Numbers Station Riot on Redchurch Street Zaytoun

We also meet with organisers next week, to discuss entering into more events before the games finish.