Filmography: Tim Burton Imagines In Stop-Motion Animation

As seen in Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, and a popular Christmas Nightmare

Beetlejuice, A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie
Beetlejuice, A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie
  • beetlejuiceBeetlejuice (1988)
  • Corpse Bride (Warner Bros.)Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)
  • frankenweenieFrankenweenie (2012)
  • nightmareThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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    Our fourth season of Filmography, on the films of genre-blending filmmaker Tim Burton, concludes the season with its fifth and final episode, “Burton in Stop-Motion”. This week, CoS Film/TV Editor and host Dominick Suzanne-Mayer is joined by CoS senior writer and editor of The Spool Clint Worthington and writer and The Film Stage Show co-host Michael Snydel. Together, they discuss the ways in which stop-motion animation is and was perfectly suited to Burton’s sensibilities as a director, how his various experiments in the form offer windows into different phases of his career, the one famous stop-motion film that he didn’t actually direct, and much more.

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    This week’s discussion is focused around the following features:

    Chapters: Introduction (0:11), Burton in Stop-Motion: A Discussion (2:14), Beetlejuice (10:15), Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (30:30), Frankenweenie (48:13), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1:03:37), Intermission (1:12:39), Sight [Cinematography/Editing/Visuals] (1:12:42), The Lasting Image (1:31:50), Sound [Music & Score] (1:36:27), Closing Remarks (1:49:24)


    Thank you to everybody who listened to Filmography: Tim Burton, told a friend, left us a review, or anything else. We’ll see you in July with our next full season (the subject of which you can find at the end of this week’s episode), and in May with our latest single-film minisode.

    In case you missed them, previous full seasons are currently available on the filmographies of Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, and John Carpenter.

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