History Creator / TimBurton

14th May '17 9:52:13 PM NWolfman
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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with ''Andreas Deja.'' Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.

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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with ''Andreas Deja.'' Andreas Deja. Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.


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* SitcomArchNemesis: An extremely brief one-sided to with Creator/KevinSmith. Burton was indirectly responsible to getting Smith kicked off of the failed ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' reboot, ''Superman Lives''. A few years later, Smith half-jokingly accused Burton of ripping off one of his comic books for ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|2001}}'', to which Burton gave the uncharacteristically nasty response of "Anyone who knows me knows I would never read anything written by Kevin Smith." Smith [[InsultBackfire put this quote on the back of his autobiography]].
2nd Apr '17 12:40:32 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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** Creator/ChristopherLee has also appeared in many of his more recent films.

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** Creator/ChristopherLee has also appeared in many of his more recent films.TurnOfTheMillenium-era films before Lee's death.
28th Jan '17 1:41:59 PM Xtifr
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'''Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton''' (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with ''Andreas Deja.'' Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.

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'''Timothy Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton''' Burton (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with ''Andreas Deja.'' Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.
21st Jan '17 8:29:59 PM NWolfman
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** He has a deep appreciation for kitsch. Remember that he grew up in Burbank in the 1960s, which resembled the exact kind of pastel cookie-cutter neighborhood seen in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'' and where the only way to know about the changing of the seasons was to look at the holiday decorations at the local convenience store.
4th Jan '17 8:36:04 PM Saveelich
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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: Hatter in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010,'' Ichabod in ''Film/SleepyHollow,'' Edward in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands,'' Emily via song in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride,'' Film/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}, and Maggie (Victoria) in ''Film/DarkShadows.''

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: Bruce Wayne in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', the Mad Hatter in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010,'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', Ichabod Crane in ''Film/SleepyHollow,'' ''Film/SleepyHollow'', Edward in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands,'' ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', Emily via song (via song) in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride,'' ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', Film/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}, and Maggie (Victoria) in ''Film/DarkShadows.''
4th Jan '17 8:33:30 PM Saveelich
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2nd Jan '17 11:21:08 AM ElectroKraken
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* CreatorBreakdown: His brief tenure at Creator/{{Disney}} as an animator for ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' was a nightmare. Aside from not being able to emulate Disney's in-house look (he claims most of his drawings "looked like roadkill"), he frequently had outbursts of literal insanity, eventually venting his frustration by wandering with his mouth open after getting his wisdom teeth pulled and [[BloodFromTheMouth letting blood pour onto the floor in the hallway]].
9th Nov '16 3:26:57 PM NWolfman
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* CircusOfFear: Elements thereof crop up in ''Pee-Wee's Big Adventure,'' ''Beetlejuice,'' both of the ''Batman'' films he directed, ''The Nightmare Before Christmas,'' and ''Mars Attacks!'', among others. Subverted in ''Big Fish,'' whose circus people are genuinely friendly folks (although the ringmaster is [[spoiler: a werewolf]]).

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* CircusOfFear: Elements thereof crop While not outright coulrophobic, he's terrified of circuses, and loves to play off of this. It crops up in ''Pee-Wee's Big Adventure,'' ''Beetlejuice,'' both of the ''Batman'' films he directed, ''The Nightmare Before Christmas,'' and ''Mars Attacks!'', among others. Subverted in ''Big Fish,'' whose circus people are genuinely friendly folks (although the ringmaster is [[spoiler: a werewolf]]).
1st Oct '16 10:17:22 AM maxwellsilver
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->''"Tim Burton. Right... [[{{Guyliner}} Lots of eyeliner]]... [[GermanExpressionism Vertical stripes]]... Creator/DannyElfman... [[WellDoneSonGuy Daddy issues]]... [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde]] [[TheIngenue ingenue]]..."''

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->''"Tim Burton. Right... [[{{Guyliner}} Lots of eyeliner]]... [[GermanExpressionism eyeliner... Vertical stripes]]...stripes... Creator/DannyElfman... [[WellDoneSonGuy Daddy issues]]... [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blonde]] [[TheIngenue ingenue]]...issues... Blonde ingenue..."''
2nd Aug '16 7:53:37 PM MrMediaGuy2
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Contrary to popular belief, he did ''not' direct 1993's ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' which was directed by Henry Selick, based on Burton's story. (Burton intended to direct that film, but production on ''Film/BatmanReturns'' got in the way.) Burton would also co-produce Selick's next film, 1996's ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach,'' and the feature-length version of Shane Acker's ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}.''

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Contrary to popular belief, he did ''not' ''not'' direct 1993's ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' which was directed by Henry Selick, based on Burton's story. (Burton intended to direct that film, but production on ''Film/BatmanReturns'' got in the way.) Burton would also co-produce Selick's next film, 1996's ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach,'' and the feature-length version of Shane Acker's ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}.''
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