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Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price). When he was... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1990)
Corpse Bride Producer
(2005)
Ed Wood Producer
(1994)

Filmography

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  Beetlejuice 2 (executive producer) (announced)
 2019 Dumbo (executive producer)
 2014/I Big Eyes (producer)
 2013 Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (Short) (producer)
 2012 Frankenweenie (producer)
 2012 Linkin Park: Powerless (Video short) (producer)
 2009/I 9 (producer)
 2005 Corpse Bride (producer)
 2000 Lost in Oz (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 The World of Stainboy (TV Mini-Series short) (producer)
 1996 Mars Attacks! (producer)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (producer)
 1995 Batman Forever (producer)
 1994 A Visit with Vincent (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Ed Wood (producer)
 1994 Cabin Boy (producer)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (producer)
 1993 Family Dog (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Family Dog Goes Homeless (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Family Dog Gets Good and Sick (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Party Animal (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Dog Days of Summer (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Call of the Mild (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 Batman Returns (producer)
 1989-1991 Beetlejuice (TV Series) (executive producer - 94 episodes)
- Not So Peaceful Pines (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Journey to the Centre of the Neitherworld (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Catmandu Got Your Tongue (1991) ... (executive producer)
- King BJ (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Relatively Pesty (1991) ... (executive producer)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (producer)
 1982 Luau (Short) (producer)
 1979 Stalk of the Celery Monster (Short) (producer)
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Other Works:

He did the series of short animated flash films for shock wave.com named The World of Stainboy (2000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

13 Print Biographies | 27 Interviews | 31 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I grew up watching things like The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) on Saturday afternoon television. There's a guy with his arm ripped off and blood smeared all over the wall. I never saw it as negative. I find that stuff, when it's not rooted in reality, to be cathartic. See more »

Trivia:

He was offered a chance to direct How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), but could not due to a conflict with another project he was working on at the time. His version would've been darker, and the Grinch would've been a more despicable character. See more »

Trademark:

Stripes: characters often wear striped clothing, particularly black-and-white stripes (for example, Beetlejuice, Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd", Katrina in "Sleepy Hollow", and Tweedledum and Tweedledee in "Alice in Wonderland"). See more »

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Virgo

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