Some Cool-Ass CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY News!!
Published at: Sept. 15, 2004, 4:14 a.m. CST by staff
Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
I got a little sneak peek at some design work from this film the other day. Not a lot. Just enough to whet my appetite. I have to say... this may be the most perfectly cartoonish Burton film in quite a while if they make the whole world look like the bits and pieces I saw.
Sometimes, you pick up news in the oddest places. I was watching the magnificent new FORBIDDEN ZONE DVD the other day, and in the extras, there’s a big batch of interviews with the principals in the film conducted by Richard Elfman himself. One of the most interesting ibts of that interview is when he ends up talking to Danny Elfman. They talk a bit about their days in The Mystic Knights Of Oingo Boingo, and then Richard asks Danny about playing the Devil in FORBIDDEN ZONE. And then he compliments him on his work as Jack in THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which leads Richard to ask, “Is there any chance you’ll ever sing in a movie again or perform a part like that again?”
And, perfectly casual, like it’s already common knowledge, Danny says, “Yeah, actually. I’m singing all of the Ooompa Loompa songs in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. I’ll be doing the voices of the Oompa Loompas.”
This sounds freakin’ great. Danny Elfman doing an adaptation of the Roald Dahl work and actually performing the parts? Sign me up for a copy of that soundtrack... RIGHT... NOW.