Coraline Jones and her parents, Mel and Charlie, move into an old mansion that has been divided up and is now known as the Pink Palace Apartments. Due to her parents struggling to complete their gardening catalog, Coraline is often ignored. Coraline meets the landlady’s grandson, Wyborne “Wybie” Lovat, and a stray black cat who follows him around. Wybie later leaves Coraline a button-eyed rag ...
«Be Afraid of Your Desires»
James Henry Trotter is a young orphan whose parents were devoured by a rhinoceros, forcing him to live with his sadistic and domineering aunts Spiker and Sponge. James dreams of seeing New York City and visiting the Empire State Building, as his parents had wanted to do. One day, after rescuing a spider from his hysterical aunts, James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical “crocodile ...
«Climb aboard for the adventure of your life!»
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Director: Henry Selick
Director: Henry Selick
Halloween Town is a fantasy world filled with various monsters and supernatural beings associated with the holiday. Jack Skellington, respected by the citizens as the “Pumpkin King”, leads them in organizing the annual Halloween celebrations. However, privately Jack has grown weary of the same routine year after year and wants something new. Wandering in the ...
«A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation»
Victor Van Dort, the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot, the neglected daughter of impoverished aristocrats, prepare for their arranged marriage, which will simultaneously raise the social class of Victor’s parents and restore the wealth of Victoria’s family (“According to Plan”). Although they fall in love instantly, the nervous Victor ruins their wedding ...
«The mistake turned out to be fatal»
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Director: Mel Stuart
Director: Mel Stuart
In a small town, Charlie Bucket, a poor paperboy, watches children visit a candy shop. Walking home, he passes Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. A mysterious tinker recites the first lines of William Allingham’s poem “The Fairies” and tells Charlie that “nobody ever goes in, and nobody ever comes out.” Charlie rushes home to his widowed mother and bedridden grandparents. That ...
«Enter a world of pure imagination»
Charlie Bucket and his family live in poverty near the Wonka Factory. The company’s owner, Willy Wonka, has long since closed his factory due to problems concerning industrial espionage committed by his jealous rivals, which led him to fire all of his employees, including Charlie’s Grandpa Joe. One day, Wonka restarts his factory and announces a contest in which ...
«Prepare for a Chocolate Taste Adventure»
At Will Bloom’s wedding party in 2000, his father Edward recalls the day Will was born, claiming he caught an enormous catfish using his wedding ring as bait. Will, having heard these stories all his life, believes them to be lies and falls out with his father. Three years later in 2003, Edward is stricken with cancer, so Will and his pregnant French wife Joséphine ...
«Adventures of a Lifetime»
In 2029, aboard the United States Air Force space station Oberon, Leo Davidson works closely with primates who are trained for space missions. His favorite simian co-worker is a chimpanzee named Pericles. With a deadly electromagnetic storm approaching the station, a small space pod piloted by Pericles is used to probe the storm. Pericles’s pod heads into the storm and disappears. Leo takes a second pod ...
«Rule the planet!»
The World of Stainboy is a series of flash animation shorts created in 2000 by director Tim Burton and animated by Flinch Studio. The character Stainboy first appeared in two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, also created and illustrated by Tim Burton. The series is Burton’s first foray into the superhero genre since Batman Returns.
«Black and surreal freak show»
In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched to the upstate Dutch hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, which has been plagued by a series of brutal decapitations: a wealthy father and son, Peter and Dirk Van Garrett, and a widow, Emily Winship. Received by the insular town elders—wealthy businessman Baltus Van Tassel; town doctor Thomas Lancaster; the Reverend Steenwyck; notary James Hardenbrook; ...
«You can lock the doors. You can close the windows. But can you survive this night?»
A spaceship is seen departing from Earth and returning to Mars, where it gathers hundreds of other Martian ships and heads back to Earth. U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson), along with his aides, addresses the United States concerning the historic event. Several days later, the President’s science aides set up a first contact meeting with the Martians in Pahrump, Nevada, as Dale watches the ...
«Good planet. We take it!»
In 1952, Ed Wood is struggling to enter the film industry. Upon hearing of an announcement in Variety magazine that producer George Weiss is trying to purchase Christine Jorgensen’s life story, Ed meets with Weiss to direct a now fictionalized film titled I Changed My Sex! but isn’t hired. Ed then meets his longtime idol, horror film actor Bela Lugosi, with whom he becomes friends. Ed persuades ...
«When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best»