Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cannes Embraces Animation!

Or at least, a former animator:

Director Tim Burton will head from Wonderland to the French Riviera in May to preside over the jury at the 63rd Festival de Cannes, organizers said Tuesday ...

"It's the first time an artist whose origins are in animation will preside over the jury of the Festival de Cannes," Jacob said. He added: "We hope his sweet madness and gothic humor will pervade the Croisette, bringing Christmas to all. Christmas and Halloween."

This means that at long last, mainstream filmmakers have clasped animation to their full and capacious breasts.

(It couldn't mean anything else, could it?)


Anonymous said...

Shouldn't he be more concerned with making a good movie? He hasn't made a good one in a LOOOONGGG time (Ed Wood). And he hasn't made a good animated one since his short Vincent.

Too bad his new Alice film wasn't shot in stereo. Not only are we gonna have to suffer it in "3D," but it's not even REAL 3D.

Anonymous said...

Not "former." Isn't he working on Frankenweenie, an animation film, next?

Anonymous said...

I don't think he's directing it. Let's hope not.

It's not being shot in 3D either.

Anonymous said...

No one at Cannes is embracing Tim because he worked on Fox & the Hound. No one in live action cares.

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