DAN: When you do interviews, you’re faced with the choice to either be the most boring person on earth or just get ridiculous things written about you from time to time
JOSH HOROWITZ: Sometimes it might be good to be boring
DAN: It might be but I just get bored of myself
[Happy 25th Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! (23 July 1989)]
LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?
Did you guess yet?
If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.
Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…
Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?
Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!
This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.
Created and submitted by: Tom Softley
Look at that sweet pickle. Look at that honey. So obviously, at work, I’ve been talking about Guardians of the Galaxy a lot. And playing the soundtrack a lot. And getting fired a lot.
And there’s a very cool story that I’ve been telling everyone. Did you know that Groot is one of the oldest…
Owner of the greatest celebrity Facebook page of all-time, Vin Diesel, is voicing the large tree-man Groot in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot is notable for only being able to say “I am Groot” - sort of like an outer-space Hodor with sliiiiightly greater knowledge of grammar and semantics. And so that the production wouldn’t be forced to bring in other actors to voice the character for foreign markets, Vin Diesel opted to record the foreign language lines himself.
To watch the video (and to see Vin Diesel on stilts), click here!