The countdown is over and Halloween is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with the king of the delightfully creepy, the pleasantly scary, and the wonderfully weird: Tim Burton. From director to artist to visionary, Tim Burton has flipped the film and animation industries on their ends with his trademark storytelling. As a kid I would quote Burton’s short film Vincent in its entirety, and although I’m sure it freaked my parents out a bit, it was a normal day in the life of a Burton fanatic. As you wait out the commercial break of ABC Family’s 13 Days of Halloween movie marathon (If you’re not serious about this movie marathon, I’m afraid you’re doing Halloween wrong.), feel free to read on about why Tim Burton is such a top notch gent in my book.
His concept art is so unique and instantly identifiable.
Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and composer Danny Elfman make the ultimate dream team.
(Included in this photo is also Mike Johnson, an incredible contribution to the film industry as well.)
Victor’s piano solo, from The Corpse Bride, has been on repeat since September.
He’s got a thing for black and white stripes.
He attended California Institute of the Arts, pictured here with cinema-superstars John Lasseter and Brad Bird.
Some of his characters have the wildest shoe-size to head-circumference ratio I’ve ever seen.
Honestly, I’m a pretty big fan of his philosophy.
So as I continue binge watching Halloween movies while they last, I hope you all have a safe, happy, and slightly spooky Halloween!
Alex Parker is a sophomore Visualization (a fancy-pants name for "animation") major at Texas A&M University. When she's not living the dorm life on campus, she lives in her hometown of Coppell, Texas, working as a freelance graphic designer.