Tim Burton’s First Short Films: Vincent and Frankenweenie

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…

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Tim Burton’s Short Film: Hansel and Gretel

For you obscure media fans, here is one of legendary filmmaker Tim Burton’s early efforts in collaboration with The Disney Channel that aired only once on Halloween night in 1983. This is Burton’s unique, twisted, Burtonesque version of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale featuring an all Asian cast. Hansel and Gretel are the two children…

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IFH 148: How to Write a Super Natural Hit Film with Beetlejuice Creator Larry Wilson

Right-click here to download the MP3 If you were a kid of the late 80s or early 90s then today’s guest definitely had an impact on your life. Larry Wilson is the co-creator of the cult classic Beetlejuice (directed by Tim Burton), writer of Addams Family and worked on the legendary television show [easyazon_link identifier=”B001CT05SA” locale=”US” tag=”whatisbroke-20″]Tales from the Crypt[/easyazon_link].…

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