The Info List - Tim Burton

Timothy Walter Burton[1] (/ˈbɜːrtən/; born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice
(1988), Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
(1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood
Ed Wood
(1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
(2012), and Frankenweenie (2012). He is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), the superhero films Batman
(1989) and its first sequel Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the fantasy drama Big Fish
Big Fish
(2003), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010). Burton has worked repeatedly with actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
and with musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but three of the films Burton has directed. Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Burton's former domestic partner, has appeared in many of his films. He wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997 by Faber and Faber, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. A follow-up to The Art of Tim Burton, entitled The Napkin
Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think About in a Bar, containing sketches made by Burton in napkins at bars and restaurants he occasionally visits, was released in 2015. Both compilations were published by Steeles Publishing.


1 Early life 2 Early career: 1980s

2.1 Pee-wee's Big Adventure 2.2 Beetlejuice 2.3 Batman

3 1990s

3.1 Edward Scissorhands 3.2 Batman
Returns 3.3 The Nightmare Before Christmas 3.4 Cabin Boy 3.5 Ed Wood 3.6 Batman
Forever 3.7 James and the Giant Peach 3.8 Mars Attacks! 3.9 Superman Lives 3.10 Sleepy Hollow

4 2000s

4.1 Planet of the Apes 4.2 Big Fish 4.3 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 4.4 Corpse Bride 4.5 The Killers 4.6 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 4.7 9

5 2010s

5.1 Alice in Wonderland 5.2 Dark Shadows 5.3 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 5.4 Frankenweenie 5.5 Big Eyes 5.6 Alice Through the Looking Glass 5.7 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 5.8 Dumbo 5.9 Future projects

6 Unrealized projects 7 Personal life 8 Frequent collaborators 9 Exhibitions 10 Filmography 11 Awards

11.1 Academy Awards 11.2 Golden Globe Awards 11.3 BAFTA Awards

12 Reception 13 Books 14 References 15 Further reading 16 External links

Early life[edit] Burton was born in 1958, in Burbank, California, the son of Jean Burton (née Erickson), later the owner of a cat-themed gift shop, and William "Bill" Burton, a former minor league baseball player who was working for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department.[2][3] As a preteen, Burton would make short films in his backyard on Evergreen Street using crude stop motion animation techniques or shoot them on 8 mm film without sound (one of his oldest known juvenile films is The Island of Doctor Agor, which he made when he was 13 years old). Burton attended Providencia Elementary School in Burbank. Burton went to Burbank High School, but he was not a particularly good student. He played on the water polo team at Burbank High. Burton was an introspective person and found pleasure in painting, drawing and watching movies. His future work would be heavily influenced by the works of such childhood heroes as Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss
and Roald Dahl.[4] After graduating from Burbank High School, Burton attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, to study character animation.[5] As a student at CalArts, Burton made the shorts Stalk of the Celery Monster and King and Octopus.[6] Early career: 1980s[edit] Stalk of the Celery Monster attracted the attention of Walt Disney Productions' animation division, which offered Burton an animator's apprenticeship at the studio.[5] He worked as an animator, storyboard artist and concept artist on films such as The Fox and the Hound (1981), The Black Cauldron (1985) and Tron
(1982). His concept art never made it into the finished films. While at Disney in 1982, Burton made his first short, Vincent, a six-minute black-and-white stop motion film based on a poem written by the filmmaker, and depicting a young boy who fantasizes that he is his hero Vincent Price, with Price himself providing narration. The film was produced by Rick Heinrichs, whom Burton had befriended while working in the concept art department at Disney. The film was shown at the Chicago Film Festival and released, alongside the teen drama Tex, for two weeks in one Los Angeles cinema. This was followed by Burton's first live-action production Hansel and Gretel, a Japanese-themed adaptation of the Brothers Grimm
Brothers Grimm
fairy tale for the Disney Channel, which climaxes in a kung fu fight between Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
and the witch. Having aired once in 1983 at 10:30 pm on Halloween and promptly shelved, prints of the film are extremely difficult to locate, fueling rumors that the project did not exist. The short would finally go on public display in 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art, and again in 2011 as part of the Tim Burton
Tim Burton
art exhibit at LACMA.[7][8] It was again shown at the Seoul Museum of Art
Seoul Museum of Art
in 2012.[9] Burton's next live-action short, Frankenweenie, was released in 1984. It tells the story of a young boy who tries to revive his dog after it is run over by a car. Filmed in black-and-white, it stars Barret Oliver, Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
(with whom he would work again in 1986, directing an episode of her Faerie Tale Theatre) and Daniel Stern. After Frankenweenie was completed, Disney fired Burton, under the pretext of him spending the company's resources on doing a film that would be too dark and scary for children to see.[10] Pee-wee's Big Adventure[edit] Main article: Pee-wee's Big Adventure Actor Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
saw Vincent[when?] and chose Burton to direct the cinematic spin-off of his popular character Pee-wee Herman. Pee-wee Herman gained mainstream popularity with a successful stage show at The Groundlings
The Groundlings
and the Roxy which was later turned into an HBO special. The film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, was made on a budget of $8 million and grossed more than $40 million at the North American box office. Burton, a fan of the eccentric musical group Oingo Boingo, asked songwriter Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
to provide the music for the film. Since then, Elfman has scored every film that Tim Burton
Tim Burton
has directed, except for Ed Wood
Ed Wood
(because of a falling out that they had[11]), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (because the music was based on Stephen Sondheim's musical) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Beetlejuice[edit] Main article: Beetlejuice After directing episodes for the revitalized version of '50s/'60s anthology horror series Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
and Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre, Burton directed his next big project: Beetlejuice (1988), a supernatural comedy horror about a young couple forced to cope with life after death, and the family of pretentious yuppies who invade their treasured New England home. Their teenage daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) has an obsession with death which allows her to see the deceased couple. Starring Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
and Geena Davis, and featuring Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
as the obnoxious bio-exorcist Beetlejuice, the film grossed $80 million on a relatively low budget and won an Academy Award for Best Makeup. It would be converted into a cartoon of the same name, with Burton playing a role as executive producer, that ran on ABC and later Fox. Batman[edit] Main article: Batman
(1989 film) Burton's ability to produce hits with low budgets impressed studio executives, and he received his first big budget film, Batman. The production was plagued with problems. Burton repeatedly clashed with the film's producers, Jon Peters and Peter Guber, but the most notable debacle involved casting. For the title role, Burton chose to cast Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
as Batman
following their previous collaboration in Beetlejuice, despite Keaton's average physique, inexperience with action films, and reputation as a comic actor. Although Burton won in the end, the furor over the casting provoked enormous fan animosity, to the extent that Warner Brothers' share price slumped.[citation needed] Burton had considered it ridiculous to cast a "bulked-up" ultra-masculine man as Batman, insisting that Batman
should be an ordinary man who dressed up in an elaborate bat costume to frighten criminals. Burton cast Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
as The Joker ( Tim Curry
Tim Curry
being his second choice) in a move that helped assuage fans' fears, as well as attracting older audiences not as interested in a superhero film.[citation needed] When the film opened in June 1989, it was backed by the biggest marketing and merchandising campaign in film history at the time, and became one of the biggest box office hits of all time, grossing over US$250 million in the U.S. and $400 million worldwide (numbers not adjusted for inflation) and earning critical acclaim for the performances of both Keaton and Nicholson, as well as the film's production aspects, which won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Art Direction. The success of the film helped establish Burton as a profitable director, and it proved to be a huge influence on future superhero films, which eschewed the bright, all-American heroism of Richard Donner's Superman for a grimmer, more realistic look and characters with more psychological depth. It also became a major inspiration for the successful 1990s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, in as much as the darkness of the picture and its sequel allowed for a darker Batman
on television. Burton claimed that the graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke was a major influence on his film adaptation of Batman:

I was never a giant comic book fan, but I've always loved the image of Batman
and the Joker. The reason I've never been a comic book fan – and I think it started when I was a child – is because I could never tell which box I was supposed to read. I don't know if it was dyslexia or whatever, but that's why I loved The Killing Joke, because for the first time I could tell which one to read. It's my favorite. It's the first comic I've ever loved. And the success of those graphic novels made our ideas more acceptable.[12]

1990s[edit] Edward Scissorhands[edit] Main article: Edward Scissorhands In 1990, Burton co-wrote (with Caroline Thompson) and directed Edward Scissorhands, re-uniting with Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
from Beetlejuice. His friend Johnny Depp, a teen idol at the end of the 1980s due primarily to his work on the hit TV series 21 Jump Street, was cast in the title role of Edward, who was the creation of an eccentric and old-fashioned inventor (played by Vincent Price
Vincent Price
in one of his last screen appearances). Edward looked human, but was left with scissors in the place of hands due to the untimely death of his creator. Set in suburbia (and shot in Lakeland, Florida), the film is largely seen as Burton's autobiography of his childhood in Burbank. Depp wrote a similar comment in the foreword to Mark Salisbury's book, Burton on Burton, regarding his first meeting with Burton over the casting of the film. Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
is considered one of Burton's best movies by some critics.[13] Following this collaboration with Burton, Depp starred in Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. In 2004, Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne
came to Burton with the idea to turn the story of Edward into a ballet. In 2005, the ballet first aired. It has toured the UK, the U.S., Canada, Australia and parts of Europe. Batman
Returns[edit] Main article: Batman
Returns The day Warner Brothers declined to make the more personal Scissorhands, after the success of Batman, Burton agreed to direct the sequel for Warner Brothers on the condition that he would be granted total control. The result was Batman
Returns, which featured Michael Keaton returning as Batman, and a new triad of villains: Danny DeVito (as the Penguin), Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(as Catwoman) and Christopher Walken as Max Shreck, an evil corporate tycoon and original character created for the film. Darker and considerably more personal than its predecessor, concerns were raised that the film was too scary for children. Audiences were more uncomfortable at the film's overt sexuality, personified by the sleek, fetish-inspired styling of Catwoman's costume. One critic remarked, "too many villains spoiled the Batman", highlighting Burton's decision to focus the storyline more on the villains instead of Batman. The film also polarized the fanbase, with some loving the darkness and quirkiness, while others felt it was not true to the core aspects of the source material. Burton made many changes to the Penguin which would subsequently be applied to the character in both comics and television. While in the comics, he was an ordinary man, Burton created a freak of nature resembling a penguin with webbed, flipper-like fingers, a hooked, beak-like nose, and a penguin-like body (resulting in a rotund, obese man). Released in 1992, Batman Returns
Batman Returns
grossed $282.8 million worldwide, making it financial success, though not to the extent of its predecessor. The Nightmare Before Christmas[edit] Main article: The Nightmare Before Christmas Burton wrote and produced, but did not direct, due to schedule constraints on Batman
Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993) for Disney, originally meant to be a children's book in rhyme. The film was directed by Henry Selick
Henry Selick
and written by Caroline Thompson, based on Burton's original story, world and characters. The film received positive reviews for the stop motion animation, musical score and original storyline. It was a box office success, grossing $50 million. Burton collaborated with Selick again for James and the Giant Peach (1996), which Burton co-produced. Cabin Boy[edit] Main article: Cabin Boy In 1994, Burton and frequent co-producer Denise Di Novi produced the 1994 fantasy-comedy Cabin Boy, starring comedian Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott
and directed/written by Adam Resnick. Burton was originally supposed to direct the film after seeing Elliott perform on Get a Life, but handed the directing responsibility to Resnick once he was offered Ed Wood. The reception to the film was mixed. Chris Elliott
Chris Elliott
won a 1995 Razzie Award for "Worst New Star" with his performance.[14] On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 21 out of 100, but has a 45% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating more mixed contemporary reviews. Ed Wood[edit] Main article: Ed Wood
Ed Wood
(film) Burton's next film, Ed Wood
Ed Wood
(1994), was of a much smaller scale, depicting the life of Ed Wood, a filmmaker sometimes called "the worst director of all time". Starring Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
in the title role, the film is an homage to the low-budget science fiction and horror films of Burton's childhood, and handles its comical protagonist and his motley band of collaborators with surprising fondness and sensitivity. Owing to creative squabbles during the making of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
declined to score Ed Wood, and the assignment went to Howard Shore. While a commercial failure at the time of its release, Ed Wood
Ed Wood
was well received by critics. Martin Landau
Martin Landau
received an Academy Award
Academy Award
in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi, and the film received the award for Best Makeup. Batman
Forever[edit] Main article: Batman
Forever Despite Burton's intention to still lead the Batman
franchise, Warner Bros. considered Batman Returns
Batman Returns
too dark and unsafe for children. To attract the young audience, it was decided that Joel Schumacher, who had directed films like The Client, lead the third film, while Burton would only produce it in conjunction with Peter MacGregor-Scott. Following this change and the changes made by the new director, Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
resigned from the lead role and was replaced by Val Kilmer. Filming began in late 1994 with new actors: Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
as Dr. Chase Meridian, Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson/Robin and Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
as Edward Nygma/ The Riddler; the only two actors who returned were Pat Hingle
Pat Hingle
as Commissioner Gordon and Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth. The film, a combination of the darkness that characterized the saga and colors and neon signs proposed by Schumacher, was a huge box office success, earning $336 million, in spite of the controversy over the characters and plot. Warner Bros. demanded that Schumacher delete some scenes so the film did not have the same tone as its predecessor, Batman Returns
Batman Returns
(later they were added as deleted scenes on the 2005 DVD release). James and the Giant Peach[edit] Main article: James and the Giant Peach (film) In 1996, Burton and Selick reunited for the musical fantasy James and the Giant Peach, based on the book by Roald Dahl. The film, a combination of live action and stop motion footage, starred Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Simon Callow
Simon Callow
and Jane Leeves among others, with Burton producing and Selick directing. The film was mostly praised by critics, and was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (by Randy Newman). Mars Attacks![edit] Main article: Mars Attacks! Elfman and Burton reunited for Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks!
(1996). Based on a popular science fiction trading card series, the film was a hybrid of 1950s science fiction and 1970s all-star disaster films. Coincidence made it an inadvertent spoof of the blockbuster Independence Day, which had been released five months earlier. The film boasted an all-star cast, including Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Pierce Brosnan, Michael J. Fox, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, Lukas Haas, Martin Short, Rod Steiger, Christina Applegate and Jack Black. Superman Lives[edit] Main article: Superman in film § Superman Lives After Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
had been hired to write a new Superman film, he suggested Burton to direct.[15] Burton came on and Warner Bros. set a theatrical release date for the summer of 1998, the 60th anniversary of the character's debut in Action Comics.[16] Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
was signed on to play Superman, Burton hired Wesley Strick
Wesley Strick
to rewrite Smith's script and the film entered pre-production in June 1997. For budgetary reasons, Warner Bros. ordered another rewrite from Dan Gilroy, delayed the film and ultimately put it on hold in April 1998. Burton then left to direct Sleepy Hollow.[16] Burton has depicted the experience as a difficult one, citing differences with producer Jon Peters and the studio, stating, "I basically wasted a year. A year is a long time to be working with somebody that you don't really want to be working with."[17] Sleepy Hollow[edit] Main article: Sleepy Hollow (film) Sleepy Hollow, released in late 1999, had a supernatural setting and contained another offbeat performance by Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
as Ichabod Crane, a detective with an interest in forensic science rather than the schoolteacher of Washington Irving's original tale. With Sleepy Hollow, Burton paid homage to the horror films of the English company Hammer Films. Christopher Lee, one of Hammer's stars, was given a cameo role. A host of Burton regulars appeared in supporting roles (Michael Gough, Jeffrey Jones
Jeffrey Jones
and Christopher Walken, among others) and Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
was cast as Katrina van Tassel. A well-regarded supporting cast was headed by Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
and Ian McDiarmid. Mostly well received by critics, and with a special mention to Elfman's gothic score, the film won an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Art Direction, as well as two BAFTAs for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. A box office success, Sleepy Hollow was also a turning point for Burton. Along with change in his personal life (separation from actress Lisa Marie), Burton changed radically in style for his next project, leaving the haunted forests and colorful outcasts behind to go on to directing Planet of the Apes which, as Burton had repeatedly noted, was "not a remake" of the earlier film. 2000s[edit]

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
at the 64th Venice Film Festival

Planet of the Apes[edit] Main article: Planet of the Apes (2001 film) Planet of the Apes was a commercial success, grossing $68 million in its opening weekend. The film has received mixed reviews and is widely considered inferior to the first adaptation of the novel. Big Fish[edit] Main article: Big Fish In 2003, Burton directed Big Fish, based on the novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace. The film is about a father telling the story of his life to his son using exaggeration and color. Starring Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
as young Edward Bloom and Albert Finney as an older Edward Bloom, the film also stars Jessica Lange, Billy Crudup, Danny DeVito, Alison Lohman
Alison Lohman
and Marion Cotillard. Big Fish
Big Fish
is also notable as Miley Cyrus' first film—she plays "Young Ruthie" credited under her birth name, Destiny Hope Cyrus. Big Fish
Big Fish
received four Golden Globe nominations as well as an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Elfman's score. Big Fish
Big Fish
was also the second collaboration between Burton and Helena Bonham Carter, who played the characters of Jenny and the Witch. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory[edit] Main article: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(film) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(2005) is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Starring Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
as Willy Wonka, Freddie Highmore
Freddie Highmore
as Charlie Bucket and Deep Roy
Deep Roy
as the Oompa-Loompas, the film generally took a more faithful approach to the source material than the 1971 adaptation, Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka
& the Chocolate Factory, although some liberties were taken, such as adding Wonka's issue with his father (played by Christopher Lee). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was later nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Costume Design. The film made over $207 million domestically. Filming proved difficult as Burton, Depp, and Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
had to work on this and Burton's Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
at the same time. Corpse Bride[edit] Main article: Corpse Bride Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005) was Burton's first full-length stop motion film as a director, featuring the voices of Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
as Victor and Helena Bonham Carter (for whom the project was specifically created) as Emily in the lead roles. In this film, Burton was able again to use his familiar styles and trademarks, such as the complex interaction between light and darkness, and of being caught between two irreconcilable worlds. The Killers[edit] Main articles: Bones (The Killers song)
Bones (The Killers song)
and Here with Me (The Killers song) "Bones" (2006) was the first music video Burton directed. The song "Bones" is the sixth overall single by American indie rock band The Killers, the second released from their second studio album, Sam's Town. Starring in this video were actors Michael Steger
Michael Steger
and Devon Aoki. Also featured in the video are scenes from films like Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jason and the Argonauts and Lolita. The band, as well as Steger and Aoki, change temporarily into partial CG skeletal versions of themselves, before becoming complete skeletons by the end of the video. At the 2007 Shockwaves NME Awards, it won the award for Best Video. Burton went to direct a second music video for The Killers, starring Winona Ryder.[18] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street[edit] Main article: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film)

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(right) and Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(left) at the première of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Madrid, in 2007

The DreamWorks/Warner Bros. production was released on December 21, 2007. Burton's work on Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
won the National Board of Review Award for Best Director,[19] received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director[20] and won an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Art Direction. Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
won an Evening Standard British Film Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Lovett, as well as a Golden Globe nomination. The film blends explicit gore and Broadway tunes, and was well received by critics. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for the role of Sweeney Todd. Depp also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy, as well as the award for Best Villain as Todd in the 2008 MTV
Awards. 9[edit] Main article: 9 (2009 animated film) In 2005, filmmaker Shane Acker
Shane Acker
released his short film 9, a story about a sentient rag doll living in a post-apocalyptic world who tries to stop machines from destroying the rest of his eight fellow rag dolls. The film won numerous awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. After seeing the short film, Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, director of Wanted, showed interest in producing a feature-length adaptation of the film. Directed by Acker, the full-length film was produced by Burton, written by Acker (story) and Pamela Pettler (screenplay, co-writer of Corpse Bride) and featured the voice work of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
Martin Landau
and Crispin Glover, among others. 2010s[edit]

Tim Burton
Tim Burton
speaking about 9 at Comic-Con, 2009.

Alice in Wonderland[edit] Main article: Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) In Burton's version, the story is set 13 years after the original Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
tales. Mia Wasikowska
Mia Wasikowska
was cast as Alice. The original start date was May 2008.[21] Torpoint
and Plymouth
were the locations used for filming from September 1 – October 14, and the film remains set in the Victorian era. During this time, filming took place in Antony House
Antony House
in Torpoint.[22] 250 local extras were chosen in early August.[23][24] Other production work took place in London.[25] The film was originally to be released in 2009, but was pushed to March 5, 2010.[26] Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
plays the Mad Hatter, while Matt Lucas
Matt Lucas
is both Tweedledee and Tweedledum; Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
portrays the Red Queen; Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
is the Cheshire Cat; Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
stars as the White Queen; Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
voices Absolem the Caterpillar, Michael Sheen voices McTwisp the White Rabbit and Crispin Glover's head and voice were added onto a CGI body to play the Knave of Hearts. Tim Burton
Tim Burton
appeared at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego, California, to promote both 9 and Alice in Wonderland. When asked about the filmmaking process by an attendee, he mentioned his "imaginary friend" who helps him out, prompting Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
to walk on stage to the applause of the audience. The film won two Academy Awards, for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Dark Shadows[edit] Main article: Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
(film) Burton's film Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
once again starred Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
and Helena Bonham Carter in leading roles. The film was based on the original Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
gothic soap opera, which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Other members of the cast included Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Gulliver McGrath and Chloë Grace Moretz. Filming began in April 2011, with the film released on May 11, 2012. Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
once again composed and conducted the score and soundtrack for the film, and Colleen Atwood was the costume designer. It has received mixed reviews from critics, some of whom think it is a tongue-in-cheek gothic comedy, visually appealing and fitting as an adaptation of the melodramatic soap opera, whereas others think the film has a very loose plot, is not particularly humorous, and that Burton and Depp's collaborative efforts have worn thin. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter[edit] Main article: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Burton co-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with Timur Bekmambetov, who also served as director (they previously worked together in 9). The film, released on June 22, 2012, was based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the film's screenplay and also authored Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The film starred Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, Anthony Mackie
Anthony Mackie
as William H. Johnson, Joseph Mawle as Lincoln's father Thomas, Robin McLeavy as Lincoln's mother Nancy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
as Lincoln's love interest (and later wife) Mary Ann Todd. It received mixed reviews.[citation needed] Frankenweenie[edit] Main article: Frankenweenie (2012 film) Burton remade his 1984 short film Frankenweenie as a feature-length stop motion film, distributed by Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Pictures.[27] He has said, "The film is based on a memory that I had when I was growing up and with my relationship with a dog that I had."[28] The film was released on October 5, 2012, and met with positive reviews.[29] Big Eyes[edit] Main article: Big Eyes Burton directed the 2014 biographical drama film Big Eyes
Big Eyes
about American artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose work was fraudulently claimed in the 1950s and 1960s by her then-husband, Walter Keane
Walter Keane
(Christoph Waltz), and their heated divorce trial after Margaret accused Walter of stealing credit for her paintings. The script was written by the screenwriters behind Burton's Ed Wood, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film, pitched a few years earlier, was intended to be directed by Alexander and Karaszewski and produced by Burton, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds as its leads. Filming began in Vancouver, British Columbia, in mid-2013. The film was distributed by The Weinstein Company and released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2014. It received generally positive reviews from critics.[30][31] Alice Through the Looking Glass[edit] Main article: Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016 film) Burton produced the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, titled Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).[32] Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children[edit] Main article: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (film) Burton directed an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which was released in September 2016, starring Asa Butterfield
Asa Butterfield
and Eva Green, in her second Burton film.[33] Dumbo[edit] Main article: Dumbo
(2019 film) Burton is in principal production on a live action adaptation of Dumbo, with Colin Farrell, Eva Green
Eva Green
and Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
starring. Future projects[edit] Around 2009, Henry Selick
Henry Selick
stated that he could make a sequel to The Nightmare Before Christmas if he and Burton could create a good story for it.[34] In 2012, Shane Acker
Shane Acker
confirmed that Burton will work with Valve Corporation to create his next animated feature film, Deep. Like 9, the film will take place in a post-apocalyptic world (although set in a different universe). Deep will be another darker animated film, as Shane Acker
Shane Acker
has expressed his interest in creating more PG-13 animated films.[35] In July 2012, following the release of both Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, it was reported that screenwriter and novelist Seth Grahame-Smith
Seth Grahame-Smith
is working alongside Tim Burton
Tim Burton
on a potential Beetlejuice
sequel. Actor Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
has also expressed interest in reprising his role as the title character along with Winona Ryder.[36][37] Unrealized projects[edit] Further information: Tim Burton's unrealized projects On January 19, 2010, it was announced that after Dark Shadows, Burton's next project would be Maleficent, a Wicked-like film that showed the origin and the past of Sleeping Beauty's antagonist Maleficent. In an interview with Fandango published February 23, 2010, however, he denied he was directing any upcoming Sleeping Beauty film.[38] However, on November 23, 2010, in an interview with MTV, Burton confirmed that he was indeed putting together a script for Maleficent.[39] It was announced by The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter
on May 16, 2011, that Burton was no longer attached to Maleficent.[40] It was reported that Burton would direct a 3D stop motion animation adaptation of The Addams Family, which was confirmed by Christopher Meledandri,[41] but the project was scrapped on July 17, 2013.[42] On July 19, 2010, he was announced as the director of the upcoming film adaptation of Monsterpocalypse.[43] In 2011, it reported that Burton was working on a live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, featuring Josh Brolin, who would also be co-producing. The project did not move forward.[44][45] Personal life[edit] Burton was married to Lena Gieseke, a German-born artist. Their marriage ended in 1991 after four years.[46] He went on to live with model and actress Lisa Marie; she acted in the films he made during their relationship from 1992 to 2001, most notably in Ed Wood
Ed Wood
and Mars Attacks!. Burton developed a romantic relationship with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he met while filming Planet of the Apes. Marie responded in 2005 by holding an auction of personal belongings that Burton had left behind, much to his dismay.[47] Burton and Bonham Carter have two children: a son, Billy Raymond, named after his and Bonham Carter's fathers, born in 2003; and a daughter, Nell, born in 2007.[48] Bonham Carter's representative said in December 2014 that Bonham Carter and Burton had broken up amicably earlier that year.[49] Close friend Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
is a godfather of both of Burton's children. In Depp's introduction to Burton on Burton, he writes, "What more can I say about him? He is a brother, a friend, my godson's father. He is a unique and brave soul, someone that I would go to the ends of the earth for, and I know, full and well, he would do the same for me." On March 15, 2010, Burton received the insignia of Chevalier of Arts and Letters from then-Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand.[50] Burton was the President of the Jury for the 63rd annual Cannes
Film Festival, held from May 12 to 24, 2010 in Cannes, France.[51] Burton has stated that his favorite films are Dracula A.D. 1972, The Wicker Man, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The War of the Gargantuas
The War of the Gargantuas
and The Omega Man.[52] Frequent collaborators[edit] Main article: List of frequent Tim Burton
Tim Burton
collaborators Burton often casts certain actors in multiple directing projects. Exhibitions[edit] From November 22, 2009, to April 26, 2010, Burton had a retrospective at the MoMA in New York with over 700 "drawings, paintings, photographs, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes and cinematic ephemera", including many from the filmmaker's personal collection.[53] The show also included his amateur and student films, music videos, commercials and digital slide shows, as well as a complete set of features and shorts.[citation needed] From MoMA the "Tim Burton" exhibition traveled directly to Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. Running from June 24 to October 10, 2010, the ACMI exhibition incorporated additional material from Burton's Alice in Wonderland, which was released in March 2010.[54] The exhibition was displayed at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from November 26, 2010, to April 17, 2011. It was accompanied by several personal appearances by Burton as well as a retrospective of his films. "The Art of Tim Burton" was exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from May 29 to October 31, 2011, in the Museum's Resnick Pavilion.[55] LACMA also featured six films of Tim Burton's idol,[56] Vincent Price, for the anniversary of what would have been the actor's 100th birthday during the closing weekend of the Exhibit. "Tim Burton, the exhibition/Tim Burton, l'exposition" was exhibited at the Cinémathèque Française
Cinémathèque Française
from March 7 to August 5, 2012, in Paris, France.[57] All Tim Burton's movies are programmed during the exhibition. " Tim Burton
Tim Burton
at Seoul Museum of Art" was exhibited as a promotion of Hyundai Card
Hyundai Card
at Seoul Museum of Art
Seoul Museum of Art
from December 12, 2012, to April 15, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea.[58] This exhibition featured 862 of his works including drawings, paintings, short films, sculptures, music and costumes that have been used in the making of his feature-length movies. The exhibition was divided into three parts: the first part, "Surviving Burbank", covered his younger years, from 1958 to 1976. The second, "Beautifying Burbank", covers 1977 to 1984, including his time with CalArts and Walt Disney. The last segment, "Beyond Burbank", covers 1985 onward.[59] " Tim Burton
Tim Burton
and His World" was exhibited at the Stone Bell House from March 3 to August 8, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.[60] The exhibition later premiered at the Museu da Imagem e do Som in São Paulo, Brazil, on February 4, 2016, and lasted until June 5.[61] The exhibition later held in Artis Tree in Taikoo Place, Hong Kong, from 5 November 2016 to 23 January 2017.[62] Filmography[edit] See also: Tim Burton filmography
Tim Burton filmography
and Tim Burton's unrealized projects Awards[edit]

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Academy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.

2006 Corpse Bride Best Animated Feature Nominated

2013 Frankenweenie Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.

2008 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Best Director – Motion Picture Nominated

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Won

2011 Alice in Wonderland Nominated

2013 Frankenweenie Best Animated Film Nominated

BAFTA Awards[edit]

British Academy of Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.

2004 Big Fish Best Direction Nominated

Best Film Nominated

2013 Frankenweenie Best Animated Film Nominated

British Academy Children's Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.

2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Best Feature Film Nominated

Emmy Award

(1990) Won—Outstanding Children's Animated Program / Beetlejuice

Film Festival

(1994) Nominated— Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
/ Ed Wood

Saturn Awards

(1990) Nominated—Best Director / Beetlejuice (1993) Nominated—Best Director / Batman
Returns (1997) Nominated—Best Director / Mars Attacks! (2000) Nominated—Best Director / Sleepy Hollow (2008) Nominated—Best Director / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2013) Won—Best Animated Film / Frankenweenie

National Board of Review Awards

(2008) Won – Best Director / Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

(2004) Nominated—Best Director / Big Fish

Producers Guild of America Awards

(2006) Nominated—Animated Motion Picture / Corpse Bride (2008) Honored—Scream Awards: Scream Immortal Award, for his unique interpretation of horror and fantasy (2009) Won—Best Producer / 9

64th Venice International Film Festival

(2007) Honored— Golden Lion
Golden Lion
for Lifetime Achievement

Lacanian Psychoanalysis Prize

(2010) Won—Alice in Wonderland[63]

The Order of the Arts and Letters

(2010) Knighted by Culture Minister of France

Moscow International Film Festival

(2012) "Golden George" for his contribution to world cinema.

Reception[edit] Critical, public and commercial reception to films Burton has directed as of February 2017.

Year Film Rotten Tomatoes[64] Metacritic[65] CinemaScore[66] Budget Box office[67]

1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure 89% (44 reviews) (7.8/10) 47 (14 reviews) N/A $7 million $40.9 million (domestic)

1988 Beetlejuice 81% (43 reviews) (7/10) 67 (13 reviews) B $15 million $73.7 million (domestic)

1989 Batman 72% (68 reviews) (6.6/10) 69 (21 reviews) A $35 million $411.3 million

1990 Edward Scissorhands 89% (56 reviews) (7.7/10) 74 (19 reviews) A– $20 million $86 million

1992 Batman
Returns 80% (71 reviews) (6.7/10) 68 (23 reviews) B $80 million $266.8 million

1994 Ed Wood 92% (60 reviews) (8/10) 70 (19 reviews) B+ $18 million $5.9 million (domestic)

1996 Mars Attacks! 52% (63 reviews) (5.9/10) 52 (19 reviews) B $70 million $101.4 million

1999 Sleepy Hollow 67% (126 reviews) (6.3/10) 65 (35 reviews) B– $100 million $206.1 million

2001 Planet of the Apes 45% (156 reviews) (5.5/10) 50 (34 reviews) B– $100 million $362.2 million

2003 Big Fish 77% (214 reviews) (7.2/10) 58 (42 reviews) B+ $70 million $122.9 million

2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 83% (221 reviews) (7.2/10) 72 (40 reviews) A– $150 million $475 million

2005 Corpse Bride 83% (187 reviews) (7.2/10) 83 (35 reviews) B+ $40 million $117.2 million

2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 86% (222 reviews) (7.7/10) 83 (39 reviews) N/A $50 million $152.5 million

2010 Alice in Wonderland 52% (262 reviews) (5.7/10) 53 (38 reviews) A– $150–200 million $1.02 billion

2012 Dark Shadows 37% (233 reviews) (5.3/10) 55 (42 reviews) B– $150 million $245.5 million

2012 Frankenweenie 87% (200 reviews) (7.6/10) 74 (38 reviews) B+ $40 million $81.5 million

2014 Big Eyes 72% (166 reviews) (6.6/10) 62 (40 reviews) N/A $10 million $29.3 million

2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 64% (199 reviews) (5.9/10) 57 (43 reviews) B+ $110 million $295.3 million


Burton on Burton, edited by Mark Salisbury (1995, revised editions 2000, 2006) The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997) The Art of Tim Burton, written by Leah Gallo (2009) The Napkin
Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think About in a Bar, edited by Holly Kempf and Leah Gallo (2015)


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and The Joker". NYTimes.com. Retrieved March 12, 2010.  ^ Gray, Sadie. "Tim+Burton". The Times. London. Retrieved May 25, 2010.  ^ Alison McMahan (2005). "The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood". p.27. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005 ^ a b Kashner, Sam (2014). "The Class That Roared". Vanity Fair. Retrieved February 13, 2014.  ^ "Tim Burton's early short: 'King and Octopus' Clip". YouTube. December 5, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2010.  ^ "Is the Tim Burton
Tim Burton
Exhibition at LACMA for Kids?". museumstories.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.  ^ "Exhibit covers Tim Burton's career as filmmaker and artist". Orange County Register. Retrieved 6 March 2017.  ^ "Tim Burton's 'nightmares' become hit museum exhibit". CNN. Retrieved 6 March 2017.  ^ Bovingdon, Edward (October 18, 2012). "Tim Burton: How Disney fired me". Yahoo! Inc.  ^ Calamar, Gary. "Danny Elfman". The Open Road. KCRW.  ^ Tim Burton, Burton on Burton: Revised Edition (London: Faber and Faber, 2006) 71. ^ Biodrowski, Steve (October 24, 2000). "Edward Scissorhands – Film & DVD Review". Cinefantastique Online. Retrieved June 12, 2012.  ^ Awards for Cabin Boy
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on IMDb ^ Gross, Edward (May 12, 2000). "SUPERMAN LIVES, Part 2: Writer Kevin Smith". Mania Movies. Archived from the original on February 14, 2008. Retrieved February 3, 2008.  ^ a b Hanke, Ken (1999). Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker. Renaissance Books. pp. 213–8. ISBN 1-58063-162-2.  ^ Paul A. Woods (2007). Tim Burton: A Child's Garden of Nightmares. Plexus Publishing. p. 150. ISBN 0-85965-401-X.  ^ "Watch The Killers' "Here With Me" video, directed by Tim Burton
Tim Burton
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in Wonderland". The Herald.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Nichols, Tristan (August 21, 2008). "Historic house unveiled as location for Tim Burton's Alice film". The Herald.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Archerd, Army (April 17, 2008). "1958: Zanuck's Heaven visits Africa". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2008.  ^ McClintock, Pamela (February 20, 2008). "Disney unveils 2009 schedule". Variety. Retrieved August 15, 2008.  ^ Graser, Marc (November 15, 2007). "Burton, Disney team on 3D films". Variety. Retrieved November 16, 2007.  ^ Tim Burton: I Love All Monsters ^ Russ Fischer (August 9, 2010) "Disney Sets 2012 Release Dates For ‘John Carter of Mars’ and ‘Frankenweenie’" – though this reference does not support anything in the article's text. ^ "Big Eyes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 28, 2014.  ^ "'Big Eyes' Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 28, 2014.  ^ Donovan Longo (August 4, 2014). "'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass' Begins Production; Johnny Depp, Tim Burton
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Creates a Wonderland". Retrieved February 25, 2010. Fandango.com, February 23, 2010, Elisa Osegueda, Fandango Film Commentator. ^ " Tim Burton
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Developing Monsterpocalypse, Full Details Revealed – Exclusive: Tim Burton
Tim Burton
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Further reading[edit]

Bassil-Morozow, Helena (2010): Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd. Routledge, London, ISBN 978-0-415-48971-3 Read Introduction at JungArena.com Heger, Christian (2010): Mondbeglänzte Zaubernächte. Das Kino von Tim Burton. Schüren, Marburg, ISBN 978-3-89472-554-9 Read Excerpts at Libreka.de Gallo, Leah (2009): The Art of Tim Burton. Steeles Publishing, Los Angeles, ISBN 978-1-935539-01-8 Magliozzi, Ron; He, Jenny (2009): Tim Burton. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, ISBN 978-0-87070-760-5 Lynette, Rachel (2006): Tim Burton, Filmmaker. KidHaven Press, San Diego, CA, ISBN 0-7377-3556-2 Page, Edwin (2006): Gothic Fantasy: The Films of Tim Burton. Marion Boyars Publishers, London, ISBN 0-7145-3132-4 Salisbury, Mark (2006): Burton on Burton. Revised Edition. Faber and Faber, London, ISBN 0-571-22926-3 Fraga, Kristian (2005): Tim Burton – Interviews. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, ISBN 1-57806-758-8 Odell, Colin; Le Blanc, Michelle (2005): Tim Burton. The Pocket Essentials, Harpenden 2005, ISBN 1-904048-45-5 McMahan, Alison (2005): The Films of Tim Burton: Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood. Continuum, New York, ISBN 0-8264-1566-0 Read Chapter 3 at FilmsOfTimBurton.com Smith, Jim; Matthews, J. Clive (2002): Tim Burton. Virgin, London, ISBN 0-7535-0682-3 Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew, ed (2013). The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream. New York: Palgrave. ISBN 978-1-137-37082-2 Woods, Paul A. (2002): Tim Burton: A Child's Garden of Nightmares. Plexus, London, ISBN 0-85965-310-2 Merschmann, Helmut (2000): Tim Burton: The Life and Films of a Visionary Director (translated by Michael Kane). Titan Books, London, ISBN 1-84023-208-0 Hanke, Ken (1999): Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker. Renaissance Books, Los Angeles, ISBN 1-58063-046-4

External links[edit]

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Awards and achievements

Preceded by Martin Scorsese for The Departed National Board of Review Award for Best Director for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Succeeded by David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Preceded by Leslie H. Martinson Director 1989–1992 Succeeded by Joel Schumacher

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Filmography Frequent collaborators Unproduced projects Tim Burton
Tim Burton

Directorial works

Feature films

Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
(1985) Beetlejuice
(1988) Batman
(1989) Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands
(1990) Batman Returns
Batman Returns
(1992) Ed Wood
Ed Wood
(1994) Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks!
(1996) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Planet of the Apes (2001) Big Fish
Big Fish
(2003) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(2005) Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
(2005) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Alice in Wonderland (2010) Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
(2012) Frankenweenie (2012) Big Eyes
Big Eyes
(2014) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Dumbo

Short films

The Island of Doctor Agor (1971) Stalk of the Celery Monster (1979) Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
(1982) Vincent (1982) Frankenweenie (1984) Stainboy (2000)

Music videos

"Bones" "Here with Me"

Produced only

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993) Cabin Boy
Cabin Boy
(1994) Batman
Forever (1995) James and the Giant Peach (1996) 9 (2009) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)


The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997)

Television series

Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
("The Jar", 1986) Faerie Tale Theatre
Faerie Tale Theatre
("Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp", 1986) Beetlejuice
(1989–91) Family Dog (1993)

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Film Festival jury presidents


Georges Huisman (1946) Georges Huisman (1947) Georges Huisman (1949) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1951) Maurice Genevoix
Maurice Genevoix
(1952) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1953) Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
(1954) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1955) Maurice Lehmann
Maurice Lehmann
(1956) André Maurois
André Maurois
(1957) Marcel Achard (1958) Marcel Achard (1959) Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon
(1960) Jean Giono (1961) Tetsurō Furukaki (1962) Armand Salacrou (1963) Fritz Lang
Fritz Lang
(1964) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1965) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1966) Alessandro Blasetti (1967) André Chamson
André Chamson
(1968) Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti
(1969) Miguel Ángel Asturias
Miguel Ángel Asturias
(1970) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1971) Joseph Losey
Joseph Losey
(1972) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1973) René Clair
René Clair
(1974) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau


Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1976) Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini
(1977) Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
(1978) Françoise Sagan
Françoise Sagan
(1979) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Jacques Deray (1981) Giorgio Strehler (1982) William Styron
William Styron
(1983) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
(1984) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1985) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1986) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1987) Ettore Scola
Ettore Scola
(1988) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1989) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1990) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1991) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1992) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1993) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1996) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1997) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1998) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson


Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(2001) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2002) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2003) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2004) Emir Kusturica
Emir Kusturica
(2005) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2006) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2009) Tim Burton
Tim Burton
(2010) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2011) Nanni Moretti
Nanni Moretti
(2012) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2013) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(2014) Joel and Ethan Coen (2015) George Miller (2016) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2017) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

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Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Animation Studios

List of feature films


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Pinocchio (1940) Fantasia (1940) Dumbo
(1941) Bambi
(1942) Saludos Amigos
Saludos Amigos
(1942) The Three Caballeros
The Three Caballeros
(1944) Make Mine Music
Make Mine Music
(1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Melody Time
Melody Time
(1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
(1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp
(1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
(1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) The Jungle Book (1967) The Aristocats
The Aristocats
(1970) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
(1977) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
(1977) The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
(1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
(1986) Oliver & Company (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) The Rescuers
The Rescuers
Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King
The Lion King
(1994) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Tarzan (1999) Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000
(1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Treasure Planet
Treasure Planet
(2002) Brother Bear
Brother Bear
(2003) Home on the Range (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Meet the Robinsons
Meet the Robinsons
(2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog
The Princess and the Frog
(2009) Tangled
(2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
(2012) Frozen (2013) Big Hero 6 (2014) Zootopia
(2016) Moana (2016)

Upcoming films

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph
Wreck-It Ralph
2 (2018) Frozen 2
Frozen 2

Associated productions

The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Victory Through Air Power (1943) Song of the South
Song of the South
(1946) So Dear to My Heart
So Dear to My Heart
(1949) Mary Poppins (1964) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
(1971) Pete's Dragon (1977) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
(1988) Enchanted (2007)



Edwin Catmull Roy Conli Roy E. Disney Walt Disney Don Hahn Jeffrey Katzenberg John Lasseter Peter Schneider Thomas Schumacher David Stainton

Disney's Nine Old Men

Les Clark Marc Davis Ollie Johnston Milt Kahl Ward Kimball Eric Larson John Lounsbery Wolfgang Reitherman Frank Thomas

Related topics


Disney animators' strike Disney Renaissance

Methods and technologies

12 basic principles of animation Computer Animation Production System Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life Multiplane camera


Frank and Ollie (1995) The Sweatbox (2001) Dream On Silly Dreamer
Dream On Silly Dreamer
(2005) Waking Sleeping Beauty
Waking Sleeping Beauty

Other Disney animation units

Disney Television Animation DisneyToon Studios
DisneyToon Studios
(WDAS unit) Lucasfilm Animation Marvel Animation Pixar Animation Studios Circle 7 (defunct)


Alice Comedies Laugh-O-Gram Studio List of Disney animated shorts List of Disney theatrical animated features


Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Mickey Mouse (film series) Silly Symphonies Once Upon a Time

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