The director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy has put his talents to the production of a cartoon love-letter to the sci-fi/horror genre, helping the Simpsons team put together a three minute title sequence for the forthcoming Treehouse of Horror special.
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Monday 12 November 2012
While he liked to remain faithful to the source material, he also gave his directors creative freedom
Friday 15 June 2012
Being the new kid in town proves tough, especially if Eric Cartman decides to take an interest in you.
Saturday 02 June 2012
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.
Thursday 12 April 2012
From Springfield, Ohio, to the city's namesakes in West Virginia, Vermont and Illinois, resounds the exclamation: "Doh!" The creator of The Simpsons has broken his silence and revealed that the real-life inspiration for the animated series is the Springfield in Oregon.
Thursday 12 April 2012
Oregonians delight as Groening finally reveals that of 38 US Springfields, he was thinking of theirs
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Animated star Morph is to make a return to children's TV, 35 years after he made his debut.
Sunday 18 December 2011
A sour, bronchitic rasp opens and closes baritone Thomas Guthrie's staging of Winterreise.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Christmas books of the year
Friday 17 June 2011
A set of drawings by Sir Paul McCartney of a cartoon mouse have been withdrawn from sale after a legal challenge by the former Beatle.
Friday 19 November 2010
Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, was among those who took to Twitter to broadcast the fact that they had cried at the denouement of this animation. And there's no denying that this third instalment of the Toy Story series is as affecting as it is funny, philosophical, suspenseful and, at times, scary.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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