Tim Burton
Tim Burton
is the man that sparked the idea for The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is a well known director, producer, writer, animator, artist and generally speaking, a creative genius.

A Short BioEdit

Tim Burton with some of the puppets
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Tim Burton was born in 1958, Burbank California. He began making movies at a young age. After high school Burton attended the California Institute of Arts to study character animation. After he graduated from the Institute in 1979, he was hired by Disney. Later in his career his old Poem caught the attention of Disney and they decided to make The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was directed by Henry Selick, a good friend of Tim Burton.

Films Directed and/or ProducedEdit

  • (1971) The Island of Doctor Agor
  • (1982) Vincent
  • (1984) Frankenweenie
  • (1985) Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  • (1988) Beetlejuice
  • (1989) Batman
  • (1990) Edward Scissorhands
  • (1992) Batman Returns
  • (1993) The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • (1994) Ed Wood
  • (1995) Batman Forever
  • (1996) Mars Attacks
  • (1999) Sleepy Hollow
  • (2001) Planet of the Apes
  • (2003) Big Fish
  • (2005) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • (2005) Corpse Bride
  • (2007) Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • (2010) Alice in Wonderland
  • (2012) Dark Shadows
  • (2012) Abraham Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter
  • (2012) Frankenweenie (Animated Feature Film)



His Poem was the birth of Jack Skellington.


Jack Skellington by Tim Burton

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Jack Skellington