This, our town of Halloween!
31 Oct 2014, 01:14 AM
ello Patchees! Goodness, it has been a good, lonnng time since we updated! Hasn't it?
But as with all things creepy crawly, we cannot truly be stopped!
Yes, it that time of year again! That time of year where we shake the cobwebs from our bones and then wear them as costumes as we disinter ourselves!
That time of year in which the site rises from the grave, and the streets are filled with the clatter of costumed footsteps!
There are devils, demons, ghouls and (for whatever reason) Elvis impersonators, at every turn!
And what would Halloween be without trick-or-treating, eh? Already, shops are filling up with Christmas displays, as though Halloween has already passed!
That will not do! Patchees, you must go out and scare, win Halloween back! Wear your creepiest costumes, your ugliest masks!
(And make sure you upload them all here so we can see them! )
And when the night has passed, and you're bloated with sweets, don't be sad: Our own Tim Burton seems to be in the same inexplicable Christmas Mood as the retailers, and has left us a present under the tree!
Big Eyes, Burton's newest film, is schedule to be released on Christmas Day.
Fancy that for a Christmas outing! We all can't wait!
Ahh, but you shouldn't be reading! You should be haunting, howling!
Go out and scare, turn every street into part of Halloweentown!
And make sure to tell us all about it when you get back, won't you? Comments are always welcomed, they brighten our day!
As for The Pumpkin Patch staff, we wish you all an extraordinary Halloween, terrifying and full of sweets!
For this old Moderator however... an evening in, with TNBC and other such Burton classics, will suffice.
Have a spooky Halloween, everyone! Don't let the vampires bite
A Belated but Very Merry Christmas
29 Dec 2013, 05:21 AM
rom the staff of our wonderful Pumpkin Patch!
Apologies for the delay in our seasonal routines but we've been buzy brewing up holiday cheer. Since it was a slow year, we undoubtedly dropped the Halloween contest. Oh well better luck next time.
Speaking of, it's almost time for the new year to finally roll in! What are your new years resolutions? Mines includes something along the lines of movie expansion...
Tim Burton's current resolutions would probably include finally finishing his anticipated film Big Eyes in time for his scrambling followers to be properly satisfied. I mean aren't we all ready to just see another one of his master pieces?
Looks like things are also going a little bit slow in the Burton related aspects (Maybe they should stop drinking that nog), but if you're like me you probably have seen that movie ParaNorman (from the makers of Coraline). If you liked either of those films, I propose you check out Focus Feature's newest addition to the family The Boxtrolls.
Well that's all for this twilight. Hope you all have a splendid New Years with new ambitions to pursue! (Just don't try to take over any holidays.)
Hallow's Eve's Eve!
29 Oct 2013, 01:13 PM
ello again, fellow Patchees! Boils and Ghouls!
It's been a while, hasn't it? So much news has been flying past, and now it's time to catch up!
Better late than never, right?
Firstly, all of us here on The Pumpkin Patch would like to wish Tim Burton a belated, but nonetheless happy 55th Birthday! We hope you had a truly spooktacular day!
Now, for all of you who commented on the "Big Eyes" update, you'll be excited to know that the film in question is being filmed now, in Vancouver, and stars the likes of Christopher Schwartz and Amy Adams! The film is intended for release sometime in the 2014.
In further belated news, the Burton/Elfman concert that took London by storm has traveled to the US, and is currently playing live in L.A! If any of our Angelenos readers are interested, they'll be continuing to play there until the 31st of October! That's right, Halloween! Now, wouldn't that be a way to celebrate?
And in conclusion of the news, we'd like to wish an even happier birthday to our beloved Nightmare Before Christmas, which celebrated it's twentieth anniversary earlier this month! Tim Burton even gave us this address in order to celebrate the occasion!
And now, we round off this update with a Patchee favourite... The Halloween Contest!
Now, we're sure you're used to the format of a carving contest, and a costume contest, but this year we've decided to... mix it up a bit!
This year's theme is "This is Halloween", and you can submit any photo that falls into that category! That includes costumes, pumpkin carvings... anything you can think of, really!
And as always, you can submit your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org! We look forward to seeing your wonderful entries! So get them in, whilst you can! The contest will stop taking entries on November 10th. Update: please don't forget to include a piece of paper in the photo that says "TNBC.eu 2013"
And with that said, there's nothing left to do but wish you all a Happy Halloween! Scare up a storm, Patchees! Stay creepy!
Hey there, Big Eyes!
29 Jun 2013, 09:37 PM
ello once again, my dear little Patchees! The clock has been turning, the seasons, changing, and Tim Burton news, moving as always!
We haven't seen each other since March, have we? And since then, our dear Mr. Burton has been very busy!
July is only a couple of days away, now, and with it begins the filming of Tim Burton's newly announced film, Big Eyes, a biographical drama following the heated divorce of Walter and Margaret Keane.
Margaret, the artist whom created the famous "Big Eyed Waif" paintings, and Walter, the man who claimed all the credit for her work!
The film boasts such talents as Christopher Waltz, Amy Adams and Danny Huston, and it's theorised to be ready for release in late 2014. Have fun, Tim! We here at The Pumpkin Patch think it'll be great!
On a sadder note, our lovely directors, Guillermo Del Toro and Tim Burton, are no longer working on Pinocchio with one another anymore.
Tim has left the project, no doubt in order to direct 'Big Eyes', although the film is still set to be produced regardless, in case any of you still fancy going to watch it!
And that looks like it for today, my little monsters!
What do you think? Will you go to see Pinocchio regardless? And how excited are you for Big Eyes, which is a step away from Tim's usual genres?
Comment, and tell us!
Until next time, this has been Celestion, and you have been a wonderful reader. Goodbye Patchees, stay spooky!
Our favourite part of TNBC? Well, it's no contest...
08 Mar 2013, 07:05 PM
ello again, Patchees! Celestion here with another Pumpkin Patch update!
My, how fortunate we Tim Burton fans are lately! With so many films released in 2012, and Beetlejuice 2 on it's way, we've hardly known what to do with ourselves! And of course, those lucky enough to be in London will be able to attend Danny Elfman, live!
But don't worry, those of you who, for one reason or another, can't attend! We've got a little treat for you, instead! (No tricks, we promise!) It just so happens that yesterday, we received an email from NECA, with the following!
My name is Scott and I work for the National Entertainment & Collectibles Association (NECA), one of the world leaders in high end toys and collectibles manufacturing.
We have been working in conjunction with HollywoodVideo.com providing prizes for their weekly contests and giveaways. This week we’re featuring a set of Nightmare Before Christmas trading cards and signed lithographs, and we think this would be a great opportunity for your fans and community to enter and win. The weekly contests are free to enter, and winners are chosen at random.
We have provided the following link should you like to inform your readers of the contest.
Thank you for your time, and keep up the excellent work!
NECA Social Team
That's right! A contest, to win autographed TNBC merchandise! And who says Christmas can't come early? So go ahead and join, Patchees! Before your time runs out!
Speaking of time running out, it looks like this update is coming to it's end! So on behalf of the Pumpkin Patch staff, we'd like to thank Scott K, and all of NECA, for giving us this chance! Be sure to comment and tell us what you think, and whether you'll be joining in!
Until next time, Patchees! Stay scary!