Although best known for his work in film, director Tim Burton has created many characters which are featured in his books and as vinyl figures.
Tim was raised in Burbank, California. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons and watching old movies. When he was in ninth grade, his artistic talent was recognized by a local garbage company when he won a prize for an anti-litter poster he designed. The company placed this poster on all of their garbage trucks for a year. After graduation from high school, he attended California Institute of the Arts, studying animation after being awarded a fellowship from Disney, for whom he went on to work.
While at Disney he created his own project, a film named "Frankenweenie", which was judged unsuitable for children and never released. When Paul Reubens saw the film, he decided that Tim would be the perfect person to direct his full-length feature "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure". That hit at the box office led to many more films for Burton, including "Beetlejuice", "Batman", "Edward Scissorhands", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Mars Attacks!", "Sleepy Hollow", "Planet of the Apes" and "Big Fish". He has two feature films debuting in 2005, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "The Corpse Bride".
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Tim.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Tim has lent his design skills to.
- Kubrick - 400% Jack Skellington, 2005
These are one-off customs and artwork.
- Piece(s) for The Carnival of the Strange, 2007