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Dumbo is a bit of a divisive figure in our house. The 1941 animated film falls into that "sad movie" category that my wife generally tends to avoid, so I'm the one that's introduced it to The Rock Daughters™ and got pretty excited when I first heard that the Batman Returns team of Michael Keaton (Batman), Danny DeVito (The Penguin) and filmmaker Tim Burton had come together to reimagine the tale for the big-screen. This coming March, Walt Disney Studios brings DUMBO into theaters, and now comes a new trailer and poster for the live-action adventure that picks-up where the animated version ended. Check it out...

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Halloween just became a little more festive, as Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, the Mayor of Halloween Town and more return to theaters for a special limited engagement run of Disney’s beloved classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Conceived and produced by Tim Burton, and directed by Henry Selick, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS has become a modern classic in the years following its 1993 release, and from October 28-31, 2016, you can see it on the big screen, exclusively in over 200 Regal cinemas locations nationwide!

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2015 has been a big year for important cinematic anniversaries (BACK TO THE FUTURE - 30; JAWS - 40; HOME ALONE - 25; THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE - 25), but when it comes to the Fall season, Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is the big one. This 1990 film falls into a realm that I tend to think of as being the most "Burtonesque" - coming just two years after BEETLEJUICE, and just four years prior to A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - straddled by BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS. A dark, yet comedic Gothic fairy tale, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS would be met with acclaim, going on to become a true classic, and one that's enjoyed year-round, despite its Halloween-y feel. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS has just been re-released by 20th Century Fox in a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray edition that has secured a place in my annual 31 Days of Halloween...

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It could be said that that Danny Elfman's iconic score for Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is pretty lullaby-ish to begin with. But, for those wishing to take it over-the-top in hopes of introducing it to the smallest little pumpkin in your patch, the folks at Roma Music Group are gearing up to release TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR - LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. The twelve-track collection will be available on October 29th, and pre-orders just went live on iTunes. Stream "This is Halloween" below...

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Greetings, Readers! Musicbot 6000 here with an update from WaterTower Music. Official Press Release as follows...

WaterTower Music will release Dark Shadows – Original Score digitally and in stores on May 8, 2012. The album features original music by Grammy Award-winning and four-time Oscar®-nominated composer Danny Elfman, which is featured in director Tim Burton’s new gothic comedy Dark Shadows.