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The event will be held in Anaheim, California from September 10 to September 13, and will feature sneak previews of the studio's upcoming films for fans, Sci-Fi Wire reports.
The movie clips that will be presented include The Princess and the Frog, Tron: Legacy, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Rapunzel, Disney's A Christmas Carol and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
Several classic Disney movies will also be screened, while the first glimpses of the 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be unveiled in their entirety.
Special guests are said to be on hand during the event, which also features a variety of panels such as 'The Evolution Of Mickey'.
Admission is $37 (£22) for a one-day adult ticket and $27 (£16) for children aged 3 to 12. Four-day passes are $111 (£68) for adults and $81 (£50) for children.
Shortly before Nell's birth, Helena revealed she had struggled to fall pregnant a second time.
She tried fertility drugs and acupuncture, and was considering opting for IVF (in vitro fertilisation) when she discovered she was expecting.
Helena explained: "I think we probably would have tried IVF, yes. Obviously, you don't know what you'd do unless you were actually in that situation. There was an argument for just having one child, because we thought if that's the way it's meant to be, so be it."
I don' t think that because she's wearing "floaty outfits" and because one not very trustworthy source says so that it's true, but I'll put it out there and if there's any follow up saying either she is or not then I'll pass it onto you!
The author struggled to live up to the perfect worlds she created for children in her personal life. In 1942 she divorced her first husband, played by Matthew MacFadyen, to marry her lover (Denis Lawson).
"Enid" is one of four dramas depicting iconic women.
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2 -Voiced by Martin Landau, 2 is a kind but now frail inventor and explorer who embodies the Scientist’s strong creative spirit. An inquisitive personality, 2 is fearless. Affectionately described as a “salty old dog”.
3 & 4 -Communicating visually, not verbally, 3 and 4 are twins who voraciously catalogue everything they can see and find, recording and building a massive database for the group of the world that surrounds them and the history that led up to their creation.
Animation Director Joe Ksander says, "Since 3 and 4 have no dialogue at all, it was up to the animators to come up with those performances entirely; for those two characters we were inspired by meerkats and silent film actors.
5 -Voiced by John C. Reilly, 5 is a caring, nuturing engineer - the loyal, big-hearted “common man” who always tries to play the peacemaker. He is also an apprentice of 2, with whom he shares a special bond.
6 -Voiced by Crispin Glover. Although reclusive and eccentric, his bursts of artistic inspiration through drawings made from his pen nib hands may be keys to help his fellow stitchpunk beings navigate their darkest hours.
Director Shane Acker affecionatly says Producer Tim Burton was part of the inspiration for 6, and his physical apperance may infact remind audiences of a character from one of Burton's most famous films.
7 - Voiced by Jennifer Connelly, 7 is a brave and self-sufficient warrior,she is the group’s sole female. A fiercely independent adventuress she has been out patrolling the wasteland. To survive, she has adapted, finding the bones of a deceased bird and crafting her signature skull helmet.
8 -Armed with a giant kitchen cleaver and half a scissor blade, the none-too-bright muscle and enforcer of the group, 8, is created to help the others physically survive the dangerous post-apocalyptic world.
9 -To voice the lead role of the newly born - and aborning hero — 9, Acker couldn’t help but have in mind an actor who was so central to the film set he had worked on years earlier in New Zealand - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” star Elijah Wood. The director remarks, "For an actor who can play someone naive yet unafraid to follow his instincts, and in so doing emerge as a leader, I knew I wanted Elijah."
"They are all disturbing in their own way-- taking basic houshold utensils and turning them into scary monsters." ~Producer Tim Burton on the Machines of 9.
Fabrication Machine- The Fabrication Machine is the origional and all powerful machine-- a completely autonomous, "thinking" builder whose elaborate, highly sophistocated design, massive size and nimble mechanical arms can construct other machines and beasts using any and all available raw materials. Each arm, and it's body, are able to move in thousands of ways to gather these materials and build it's predatory army.
Seamstress- The Seamstress is one of the most advanced, subversive and terrifying beasts in 9. Director Shane Acker was inspired by the mythological Medusa in his creation of this serpentine hunter. Fashioned with a doll's head, grasping prehensile arms, an intricate thread-spool mechanism and hypnotic eyes, the Seamstress lures her prey out of hiding and stuns them into submission before sewing them up within itself.
Catbeast- The Catbeast is the most primative beast encountered in 9. Taking its name from its cat skull head, this hunter is equipped with retractable razor claws and night vision, and posseses raw brute strength, and surprising ability.
Wingedbeast- A massive and deadly beast that attacks from above, the Winged Beast in in effect a post-apocalyptic dragon whose head is made out of scissors, saws and dental tools.
Star Elijah Wood says, "In 9, when the winged beast appears it's the first time that they've encountered a beast that isn't on the ground. What makes the sequence so scary is that 1 and his fellow stitchpunk beings really truly feel like they've got some sense of sanctuary in the cathedral-- that they can't be harmed-- and suddenly that safety net is torn wide open. It's the first beast that they literally can't hide from. It strips them of all their safety." He adds, "It's an incredible action sequence. The Winged Beast also reminded me of the Nasgul from The Lord of the Rings."
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Tim, this is a very unique project. How did you get involved with this?
Tim Burton: Well I saw Shane’s short film and it just blew me away. It was amazing. After going through stuff myself trying to get movies made and people complaining like “Why doesn’t the character have any eyeballs?” and things like that, I think our goal was to just let Shane make his movie.
Did you get this financed as an independent film?
Shane Acker: Yeah, it was a negative pick-up. I mean, the idea was I guess Focus guaranteed the money to buy the film as long as it met X amount of criteria at the end which kind of gave us the creative space to make the film that we wanted outside of their direct input or involvement, although they were definitely involved in the process. We were doing it at such a modest budget that we were able to take the risks and do the things that we really wanted to do and explore in this medium that is typically a medium designed for more family oriented material.
How do you do an animated film with a low budget these days?
Tim Burton: We did it.
Shane Acker: Well, yeah. You just find the right creative team and you make the right decisions as you’re going forward and just be really dedicated to the project and be conservative about your design but not let it be really…because we’re making a world…
Tim Burton: You did your short pretty much in your basement or garage. Right?
Shane Acker: Yeah. I think the technology is in the hands of artists now. You don’t need a whole studio like Pixar in place to do these films. You can take the software and put the team together and make these films yourself, and I think it’s a pretty exciting time because it’s not about the technological challenge now. It’s just about the stories and what is the story that you want to tell.
Did you teach Tim that movies can be made for a lot cheaper?
Tim Burton: Oh yeah. I mean, it’s great. It does allow a certain freedom that you don’t get when you’re dealing with big budget studio [films]. Fair enough. This was such a pleasure. They made the movie and it just was such a pleasure to see if he’d be able to do it and do what they wanted to do without any negative involvement with things. So, it was very liberating to see this process happen.
What does Johnny Depp bring to the Mad Hatter?
He likes dressing up. I think with the Alice In Wonderland characters, they’ve often been portrayed as just crazy without much subtext and I think he tried to bring something, an underlying human quality to the craziness. He tried to understand it a bit more...We try to give each character their own particular craziness. And he’s good at sort of exploring that, I guess because he’s crazy. I don’t know.
What is your relationship like with Depp?
We seem to get along well and I’ve worked with him many times. It’s always exciting to see what he brings to something. And it’s fun to work with him because it’s like it’s always something different and new and it’s just fun to see. That always is exciting to me.
Read the rest of the interview here.