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Tim Burton
8/25/1958-
USA


Born in Burbank, California. He was a recluse and spent most of his time drawing and watching Vincent Price movies. Attended the California Institute for the Arts and studied in animation. He was awarded a fellowship at Disney at worked on mainstream films like The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron. This mainstream style was far from what he really wanted to do; he preferred more gothic themes and included Halloween and Christmas into his. Disney let him work on his own projects like Vincent and Frankenweenie. Paul Ruben's (Pee Wee Herman) liked Burton's style and asked him to make Pee Wee's Big Adventure. This hit led to Burton making films like Beetlejuice, Batman.

Animations Produced:

  • Vincent, 1982, 24:00
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure, 1985, 1:30:00
  • Beetlejuice, 1988, 1:32:00
  • Batman, 1989, 2:06:00
  • Edward Scissorhands, 1990, 1:45:00
  • Batman Returns, 1992, 2:06:00
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993, 1:16:00
  • Ed Wood, 1994, 2:07:00
  • Mars Attacks, 1996, 1:46:00
  • Sleepy Hallow, 1999, 1:45:00
  • Planet of the Apes, 2001, 1:59:00
  • Big Fish, 2003, 2:05:00
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005 (Filming)

References:
http://www.filmmakertimburton.com/
IMDB


Submitted by: Amber Roberts
as part of ARTC 400, History of Animation
Bowling Green State University
Prof. Bonnie Mitchell