Congratulations to the Zone's 2006 Birthday Project Design Challenge winners!

As we announced last month, the Johnny Depp Zone is sponsoring a charitable project to support the Children’s Hospice as a way of honoring Johnny Depp on his upcoming birthday. In connection with the 2006 Birthday Project, we invited Zone members–and in at least two cases, their extremely talented daughters–to submit designs suitable for use on fundraising merchandise. The response from members was tremendous! We thank each talented Zone artist who submitted a design. You can see the designs HERE.

The Zone staff had an extremely difficult time selecting “winners” because we loved all the designs. As ACK explained in her announcement on the Birthday Project forum: “We finally settled on six main designs that we thought would look best on the merchandise while capturing the spirit of Johnny Depp, Children’s Hospice and the Zone.” We extend our congratulations and applause to bibi; ACK’s daughter Laura; dharma_bum; ibbi3, her daughter romy & carasun, who combined their talents on an entry; artistatheart; and catharsis. You can see their work HERE. On behalf of the Johnny Depp Zone and the Children’s Hospice, we give heartfelt thanks to all our artists for their support of the 2006 Birthday Project. We look forward to presenting their work on fundraising Tshirts, mugs, tote bags, and buttons–a great way to support the Hospice, honor Johnny, and make the world a better place.

TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE soars to #1 in DVD sales!

TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE is no stiff when it comes to DVD sales–the stop-motion animated film, featuring the voices of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, soared to the top of the region 1 DVD sales chart in its first week of release. CORPSE BRIDE had plenty of competition, too: THE LEGEND OF ZORRO with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones, IN HER SHOES with Cameron Diaz, and a special edition of DUNE also debuted last week. That’s a second helping of good news for the gifted cast and crew of CORPSE BRIDE; they received an Oscar nomination as Best Animated Film last week, too. Thanks to sleepy for sharing the news!