MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,349 this week

Vincent (1982)

8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 16,121 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 19 critic

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 17 Apr 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Vincent" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Vincent (1982)

Vincent (1982) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Vincent.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Presto (2008)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland
Stars: Doug Sweetland
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton
Frankenweenie (2012)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short
Geri's Game (1997)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava
Stars: Bob Peterson
For the Birds (2000)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston
Stars: Ralph Eggleston
Lifted (2006)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
Partly Cloudy (2009)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Everyone knows that the stork delivers babies, but where do the storks get the babies from? The answer lies up in the stratosphere, where cloud people sculpt babies from clouds and bring ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sohn
Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson
One Man Band (2005)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez
Knick Knack (1989)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter
Luxo Jr. (1986)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Victor plays one of his homemade sci-fi movies where his dog Sparky in its rockership must battle hostile flying saucers in space.

Director: Mark Waring
Stars: Charlie Tahan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Dog's Frankenstein Monster-like make-up seen later in Frankenweenie (1984). See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Vincent Malloy is seven years old, / He's always polite and does what he's told. / For a boy his age he's considerate and nice, / But he wants to be just like Vincent Price. / He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog and cat, / Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats. / There he could reflect on the horrors he's invented, / And wander dark hallways alone and tormented. / Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him, / But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum. / He ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Frankenweenie (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ghoulishly good fun!
14 September 1999 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

The art of the short film is one that is all too often overlooked by larger production companies. Which is just downright silly, really - OK, chances are they will provide less huge financial returns, but companies can afford to lose the odd dollar here and there, especially when films like "Vincent" are at stake. Funded by the Walt Disney Company whilst they were nurturing a budding young animator called Tim Burton, "Vincent" is a lovely little exposé on the secret thoughts that lurk in the back of most little children's brains. Lawks - I know they lurked in the back of mine.

Based on a poem that Burton composed himself, Vincent tells the story of a little boy who wants to grow up to be just like Vincent Price, the popular horror actor, and Burton's childhood idol. The narrative has a sing-song feel to it, and therefore retains an added grizzly-little-child-like nature, and the cinematography is a triumph, harking back to the classic B-movie horror films that Burton (and myself) grew up on. Vincent Price was, it seems, just as much an icon for Burton as for me: "House of Wax", "The Fly", "Theatre of Blood" - these are all films that made a great impression on Burton as a child.

Among other influences within the short are Edgar Allen Poe and Mary Shelley, both of course prolific horror writers that have inspired many films themselves. It is clear that Burton was going on to great, great things - as indeed he did - and it says a great deal about the company that agreed to fund this unknown's obvious talents. It's sad to say, however, that there was little Disney felt it could do with the film (without damaging it's reputation as the family-friendly Mouse Factory), and so it remains largely unseen by most people (with the exception of those who see it at film festivals, and on laserdisc).

"Vincent" is, to my knowledge, the first major use of claymation, the animation technique that featured in "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas", directed by Henry Selick; and therefore a breakthrough in animation technique. More short films should be made to test the viability of such new devices - just like Disney's "Flowers and Trees" and "Steamboat Willie" were breakthroughs with their use of colour and sound respectively. But all too often, these new devices are left to major motion pictures (like the use of the IMAX format in "Fantasia 2000", and the new CGI animation Deep Canvas, being pioneered in "Tarzan"). The short film is an ideal way of discovering exciting new additions to cinema - both in technique, and in directing, acting and photography.

For more information about "Vincent", and to see some of the concept sketches that went into the creation of the movie, I highly recommend "Burton on Burton", a loose autobiography of Tim Burton's work so far. It certainly has lots to say about short films - when the running time is five minutes, as opposed to the standard hundred-odd minutes provided by a main feature, there is also a lot less scope for things to go drastically wrong. And practically nothing in "Vincent" does - it is a diverting, amusing and gruesomely imaginative addition to Burton's work, and also to Disney's showcase. All in all, "Vincent" is a sterling little film, with lots to recommend it, and a fine example of Burton's early work!


28 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your favourite shortfilms? phobophile_86
wow yellowducky
English Class CaptainStardust
vincent was hilarious CommanderCarmel
Is this not the most amazing thing you've ever seen in your life?! insecurious42
BJ for Vince dgreatunknown
Discuss Vincent (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?