History Creator / TimBurton

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}}.''
1st Jul '16 11:05:24 AM frogpatrol
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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 a version of "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.'' 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", "Frankenweenie" and a version of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.
1st Jul '16 11:04:53 AM frogpatrol
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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 an animated short called ''Vincent,'' a short film called ''Frankenweenie,'' and a version of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" (the latter 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.'' Before rising to fame, he made an a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called ''Vincent,'' a "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short film called ''Frankenweenie,'' version of "Frankenweenie", and a version of "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" (the latter for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre'').
''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.
1st Jul '16 11:03:19 AM frogpatrol
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' (2012, a remake of his 1984 short)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' (2012, (2012; a remake of his Burton's 1984 short)
1st Jul '16 11:02:39 AM frogpatrol
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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' (2010)*

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* ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' (2010)*''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''*



Contrary to popular belief, he ''didn't'' 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 ''didn't'' 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}}.''
1st Jul '16 11:01:52 AM frogpatrol
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Burton's signature style combines creepy situations with child like wonder and a morbid sense of humor. His work tends to combine goth aesthetics (black and white sets, CreepyShadowedUndereyes, spooky monsters) with high kitsch suburban settings.

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Burton's signature style combines creepy situations with child like childlike wonder and a morbid sense of humor. His work tends to combine goth aesthetics (black and white sets, CreepyShadowedUndereyes, spooky monsters) with high kitsch suburban settings.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' (2012 -- remake of his 1984 original)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' (2012 -- (2012, a remake of his 1984 original)short)



Also, he conceived and produced 1993's ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' which was directed by Henry Selick. (Burton intended to direct that film, but production on ''Film/BatmanReturns'' got in the way.) Burton also co-produced Selick's next film, 1996's ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach,'' and the feature length version of Shane Acker's ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}.'' Meanwhile, ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' was adapted into a [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} cartoon series]] (with Burton credited as a producer) that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids for several years, although it was [[InNameOnly radically different from the movie version.]]

The asterisked titles in the above list all star Creator/JohnnyDepp, Burton's favored leading man.

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Also, Asterisked titles indicate that they started Burton's favorite leading man, Creator/JohnnyDepp.

Contrary to popular belief,
he conceived and produced ''didn't'' direct 1993's ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' which was directed by Henry Selick.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-produced co-produce Selick's next film, 1996's ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach,'' and the feature length feature-length version of Shane Acker's ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}.'' Meanwhile, ''

''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' was adapted into a [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} cartoon series]] (with Burton credited as a producer) that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/FoxKids for several years, although it was [[InNameOnly radically different from the movie version.]]

The asterisked titles in the above list all star Creator/JohnnyDepp, Burton's favored leading man.
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30th Jun '16 4:30:21 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/SleepyHollow'' (1999)*

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* ''Film/SleepyHollow'' ''Film/{{Sleepy Hollow|1999}}'' (1999)*
20th Jun '16 2:53:20 PM NWolfman
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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, including a particularly brutal afternoon where he ''[[BodyHorror pulled out his wisdom teeth]] and ran screaming through the hallways with his [[BloodFromTheMouth mouth spewing blood!!]]''

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\n* 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, including a particularly brutal afternoon where he ''[[BodyHorror pulled out eventually venting his frustration by wandering with his mouth open after getting his wisdom teeth]] teeth pulled and ran screaming through the hallways with his [[BloodFromTheMouth mouth spewing blood!!]]''letting blood pour onto the floor in the hallway]].
31st May '16 9:38:04 AM rjd1922
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* {{Retraux}}: Many of his films are made to look as if they're set during the forties, fifties, or sixties (the years of Burton's childhood and his parents' adolescence), with contemporary elements seeded throughout.



* {{Retraux}}: Many of his films are made to look as if they're set during the forties, fifties, or sixties (the years of Burton's childhood and his parents' adolescence), with contemporary elements seeded throughout.
15th Apr '16 7:29:19 AM igordebraga
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* CreatorBacklash: Not as extreme as some examples, but he once confessed that, with the exception of ''Pee-Wee's Big Adventure,'' he doesn't much enjoy watching his older films because the memories are too personal for him to view them objectively.

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* CreatorBacklash: Not as extreme as some examples, but he once confessed that, with the exception of ''Pee-Wee's Big Adventure,'' he doesn't much enjoy watching his older films because the memories are too personal for him to view them objectively.



* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: His ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' remake didn't have any of the SignatureStyle elements from his other movies.
** He seems to be attempting this with ''Film/BigEyes,'' his first live-action film in years not to feature any of his [[ProductionPosse regular performers.]]



* FollowTheLeader: He's arguably the most imitated fantasy director since Creator/StevenSpielberg. This ties into RecycledTrailerMusic -- some films trying to ape his style use scores first used in his work.
** [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0797869/ Brad Silberling,]] who brought us the movie adaptations of ''Film/{{Casper}}'' and ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents.''
** Henry Selick, whose stop-motion style is very Burton esque; so much so that Burton produced two of the films he directed (''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''). It also caused some people to assume that Tim Burton was involved with ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}},'' when in reality, his involvement was probably no more than inspiring the artistic style.
** Take a browse through the gallery of any Website/DeviantArt user who lists Burton as one of their influences and you can be certain their drawings will look like his.



* LooksLikeCesare: Edward Scissorhands.
** As is Sweeney Todd. According to Depp, it's because he has a nephew with that stripe, and given that Tim himself has the look...

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* LooksLikeCesare: Not only does Burton himself look like this, so do Edward Scissorhands.
** As is
Scissorhands and Sweeney Todd. According to Depp, it's because (the latter had Depp adding he has a nephew with that stripe, and given that Tim himself has the look...SkunkStripe)



* PlayingAgainstType: While Burton's choice to cast Creator/MichaelKeaton as Batman was surprising at the time (see trope entry), it's his work with Johnny Depp that's most famous for invoking this trope. Depp was eager to move on from ''21 Jump Street,'' which made him famous but threatened to typecast him, and doing ''Edward Scissorhands'' (and, for Creator/JohnWaters, ''Cry-Baby'') in 1990 was incredibly effective. "Eccentric protagonist" has ''become'' Depp's "type" for Burton.
* ProductionPosse: More often than not, Burton's films will star Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/ChristopherLee, and be composed by Creator/DannyElfman.
* PromotedFanboy: A life long admirer of Creator/VincentPrice, he not only had the pleasure of casting him on a few of his projects, but the two were also close friends until the former's passing.
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