Creator: Tim Burton

Tim Burton (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the Perky Goths. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Disney animator, working together with Andreas Deja. Before rising to fame, he made an animated short called Vincent, a short film called Frankenweenie and an version of "Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp" (the latter for Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre).

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, Creepy Shadowed Undereyes, spooky monsters) with high-kitsch suburban settings.

His full-length works, most of which are adaptations of something or other, are:

Also, he conceived and produced 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was directed by Henry Selick. (Burton intended to direct that film, but production on Batman Returns got in the way.) Burton also co-produced Selick's next film, 1996's James and the Giant Peach, and the feature-length version of Shane Acker's 9. Meanwhile, Beetlejuice was adapted into a cartoon series (with Burton credited as a producer) that ran on ABC and Fox Kids for several years, although it was radically different from the movie version.

The asterisked titles in the above list all star Johnny Depp, Burton's favored leading man.

Notable tropes in Burton's films include: