Main content
Tim Burton
Tim Burton

Tim Burton is a visual inventor, an animator by training. Consequently, his best films have the gaudy, manic quality of a disturbed Disney, all primary colours, too many fizzzy drinks and a love of the macabre and the monstrous

From Beetlejuice to Big Fish, his films are a heady brew of old horror flicks and twisted fairy tales. And yet, for all the bucking of conventions, Burton is a story-teller at heart, and his most succesfull films have the timeless quality of fairy tales.

Burton, who'd begun his career as an animator for Disney, made his first feature film with Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), a surprise success, and he followed that three years with the hallucinatory comedy Beetle Juice (1988), a film which introduced mainstream audiences to Burton's delicious mixture of the gothic and the silly.

His next film was Batman, starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader and Jack Nicholson as The Joker. Despite Burton's nightmarish vision of a rain-soaked Gotham, the fil...

Dark Shadows
Alice in Wonderland
Big Fish
Planet of the Apes
Mars Attacks!
Ed Wood
Batman Returns
Batman
Beetlejuice
         
 
Feedback Form