Tim Burton’s Gallery of the Weird and Wonderful

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Check out the awesome new gallery over at www.TimBurton.com, which is a teaser to promote upcoming limited-edition book The Art of Tim Burton.  The book will contain over 400 pages featuring 1,000 illustrations from the imaginative (and lovably twisted) mind of Tim Burton.  The gallery is completely flash animated, and is one of the coolest and most creative uses of Flash I’ve seen.

Visitors are invited to user their mouse or keyboard to navigate Stain Boy, the on-screen character who guides you through the gallery.  Kinda like playing a video game, you can move Stain Boy through doors, get close-up views of artwork hanging on the “walls”, and occasionally he’ll do some kooky things.  Oh, and be sure to turn your sound up to catch the whimsical Sugar Plum Fairy music.

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If you sign up with an email address, you’ll get access to the Private Gallery, which features additional Burton-esque goodness.  Signing up will also get you on the mailing list to receive news and updates about The Art of Tim Burton. I imagine there’s going to be huge demand for this book, so better keep your beady little eyes on this one.

With the first trailer for Burton’s Alice in Wonderland released earlier this week and the announcement that both Burton and Depp will begin work on a Dark Shadows movie, this is shaping up to be one hell of a good week for Tim Burton fans.  Thanks to @simplyburton for sharing the gallery news!

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