Wednesday, 4 January 2017

On the 9th Day of Christmas...

... this blogger gave to thee... 
... nine dreams turned Burton...
... eight days of Netflix...
... seven shoes to choose from...
... six party frocks...
... five gold rings!..
... four filmic covers...
... three low light lovelies...
... two sassy sweatshirts...
... an ode to 2016.

Happy whatever day this was supposed to post! Which I think was Monday...

One thing that didn't happen for me this Christmas was I didn't see Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. There are certain movies I watch ritually at Christmas, some are obviously festive Scrooged, A Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas, others are less traditional, such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and A Long Kiss Goodnight. But generally on Christmas morning, when we were all getting ready, I would watch either Raymond Brigg's Father Christmas or The Nightmare Before Christmas.

It's part of what makes Christmas, Christmas. And, while my love for Tim Burton films has waned over the years (too much live action and definitely too much Johnny Depp) my love for Jack Skellington and Burton's drawings has never disappeared. What I also love is how other artists have taken on the Burtonesque drawing style and created mash ups of different iconic stories and genres such as Disney.

Thus day nine is showcasing three different artists interpretations of Disney stories in the dark, expressive and eccentric style of Tim Burton which frankly should lean more Grimme fairy-tale than Disney fairy tale...
Snow White Burton by rebenke 
What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | Bambi by Andrew Tarusov
What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | Beauty and the Beast by Andrew Tarusov
What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | The Little Mermaid by Andrew Tarusov
Burtonized Princess: Aurora by SilverTallest 
What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | Pinocchio by Andrew Tarusov
What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | Sleeping Beauty by Andrew Tarusov
 What if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies? | Dumbo by Andrew Tarusov
Merlin Burton by rebenke

Three artists Andrew Tarusov, Rebenke and SilverTallest each have their own ways of interpreting the Burton style, with their wide staring eyes, elongated limbs and pointed features. Some paying a little more homage to Disney, such as SilverTallest's Aurora and her art nouveau curls, others a little more to Burton and the macabre. But all taking their inspiration from both styles, whilst retaining their own.

I like them all, but I particularly like how Dumbo by Tarusov, looks like something you'd find lurking in the halls of the Hotel Cortez in American Horror Story: Hotel. 

So, very creepy indeed.

Now remember, before you go to sleep and thinking towards the New Year...

...A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true
Walt Disney's "Cinderella"

Corny I know, but you're singing along in your head now too, aren't you?

Happy New Year! Part ten tomorrow... (I'm determined to have it out later tonight!)

Fuck you 2016!

Link || Snow White Burton by rebenke on deviantArt
Link || Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty and Dumbo by Andrew Tarusov
Link || Classic Disney Characters Reimagined In The Beautifully Eerie Style Of Tim Burton from Design You Trust
Link ||  If Disney Movies Were Directed By Tim Burton by Julia Reinstein on Buzzfeed
Link || Here’s What Your Favorite Disney Characters Would Look Like If Tim Burton Created Them by Bibiñe Barud on Buzzfeed
Link || Burtonized Princess: Aurora by SilverTallest on deviantArt
Link || Merlin Burton by rebenke on deviantArt

Listening: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes -  Ilene Woods or Lily James (depending on your Cinderella preference)

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