If you’re looking forward to ‘Frankenweenie’, you may want to give this new iBook a look. Disney Publishing has released a new ibook, ‘Frakenweenie: An Electrifying iBook’ gives fans a chance to get an inside look at the making of the new stop motion Tim Burton film. I know, for myself personally, this is something I’m very excited to check out, because getting the chance to get an inside look inside Burton’s brain is always very interesting. The book will cover the history of the movie, including the 1984 short film that inspired the film, up until now. Are you excited to check out this new iBook to get a behind the scenes look at ‘Frakenweenie’? Let me know in the comments below, and hit the jump for the full press release.
Glendale, CA, September 27, 2012 – Disney Publishing Worldwide <http://www.disneypublishing.
“We’re thrilled to give fans a look at how Tim Burton and his creative team brought Victor Frankenstein and Sparky to life in the town of New Holland,” said Lyle Underkoffler, vice president, Digital Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Using iBooks Author, Disney Publishing was able to include more digital content than ever before—including previews of animated storyboards documenting the transition from sketch to screen.”
Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book http://iTunes.com/
A chapter on the film’s music includes previews of each track from the original motion picture score by Oscar®-nominated and GRAMMY®-winning composer Danny Elfman and from Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-song compilation of music from and inspired by the film, featuring artists including Karen O, Neon Trees, and Kimbra. Both albums will be available from Walt Disney Records on September 25 and can be purchased directly from within the book.
Using Apple’s iBooks Author app, Disney Publishing was able to include video, audio, multi-touch, and 3D widgets to create a robust storytelling experience that enlightens “Frankenweenie” fans of all ages. Readers can watch interviews featuring producer Allison Abbate and executive producerDon Hahn and explore the art of stop-motion animation with Tim Burton, while younger fans can create their own “chalkboard collage” using the film’s characters.
“Thirty years after he first visualized ‘Frankenweenie’ as a student at CalArts, Tim Burton has finally made the movie he dreamed of making way back then,” said Martin Landau, voice of Mr. Rzykruski in the film. “The eBook reveals how a truncated, live-action version made by Tim three decades ago evolved into the 90-minute, black-and-white, stop-motion (Tim’s favorite animation process), 3D motion picture that he visualized all those years ago. It’s wonderful that Tim has managed to keep Victor and his friends young, energetic, and alive for 30 plus years.”
In addition to the eBook, Disney Publishing Worldwide has released several print books in support of the feature film, including Frankenweenie: A Cinematic Storybook, Frankenweenie: A Novel, and Frankenweenie: A Monstrous Menagerie of Stickers! A graphic novel and a visual companion will also be available at retail in the coming months.
“Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book http://iTunes.com/
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