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Frankenweenie: when Tim Burton originally pitched his Frankenstein-meets-pet film at Disney he was told it was too scary for kids, but 28 years later the animation is set to be a monster box office hit. Annie Mac: the Irish rep …

Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 07:45

   

Frankenweenie: when Tim Burton originally pitched his Frankenstein-meets-pet film at Disney he was told it was too scary for kids, but 28 years later the animation is set to be a monster box office hit.

Annie Mac: the Irish rep at BBC Radio One talks about radio, playing big festivals like Ultra and what comes next for her.

Beasts of the Southern Wild: director Benh Zeitlin on his new flick which fuses coming-of-age and father-daughter tales with magical escapist fantasy. Plus Quvenzhané Wallis, the nine year old bookies’ fave for the Oscars.

Sparks: the brothers Mael plug their upcoming Dublin show

Bulmers Galway Comedy festival special: Tony Clayton-Lea rounds up the best of the best, Brian Boyd chats to Set List, Siobhan Kane on The Boy with Tape on his Face and Lauren Murphy interviews Bridget Christie.

Plus CD reviews (including Autumn Owls, Andy Burrows, Cody Chestnutt, Trash Talk, Sean McErlaine, Daphni, Bob Mould, Jake Bugg, Paul Banks, Donald Fagen, Peter Gabriel, Ron Miles, The Olllam Brothers etc), films (Frankenweenie, Paranormal Activity 4, 5 Broken Cameras, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Madagascar 3, Baraka, Ginger and Rosa), games (Fable: The Journey, Kinect Nat Geo TV, Warlords), apps (Kumo Lumo), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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