Tim Burton wiki: movies, wife, Batman, exhibit, characters, art, Pokémon, wife

December 26, 2017Tim Burton wiki: movies, wife, Batman, exhibit, characters, art, Pokémon, wife

Who is Tim Burton?

Tim Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is also famous for his dark, gothic, eccentric, and quirky horror and fantasy films. He has repeatedly worked with famous actor Johnny Depp and with musician Danny Elfman. He is also a poetry and had written the book “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories”, published in 1997.

Tim Burton Net Worth and Movies

Burton is widely famous as a director and has filmed numerous films. His films include the genre of quirky horror and fantasy. His films include Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows, and Ed Wood.

Burton is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman (1989) and its first sequel Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes (2001), the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Tim’s’ earning from Alice in Wonderland was $50 million. The movie grossed a net worth of $1.02 billion worldwide. His earnings from Older Films Royalties was $3 million. He has an estimated net worth of $113.2 million.


When Pokémon began, there was not much character to represent in the series. An artist with an awesome name who wondered what Pokémon would look like was drawn by Tim Burton. This series by “Hatboy” shows the starter Pokémon extracted in Burton’s style. Burton always managed to draw adorable and scary characters, which is not an easy foot.


He started off his career by working as a trainee animator at the Walt Disney Studios. In 1984, he released his next live-action short film, ‘Frankenweenie’. In 1993, he confined and produced the film, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, an animated musical which was widely appreciated by the critics and the audience and went on to gain commercial and critical success. He ended the 1990s era with three more films, ‘Mars Attacks!’, ‘Superman Lives’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’.


Burton is a low budget film producer. He was impressed by many studio executives, and he received his first big budget film, Batman. The film was backed by the biggest marketing and merchandising campaign in film history at the time. Eventually, the film became one of the biggest box office hits of all time, grossing over US$250 million in the U.S. and $400 million worldwide.

In 1992, “Batman Returns” was released. The movie grossed $282.8 million worldwide, making it a financial success, though not to the extent of its predecessor. In spite of Burton's goal to still lead Batman establishment, Warner Bros. considered “Batman Returns” too dark and unsafe for children. The studio released “Batman Forever”, directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was a huge box office success, earning $336 million, in spite of the controversy over the characters and plot.

His future projects include the films, ‘Big Eyes’, ‘Monsterpocalypse’ and ‘Deep’. He is currently working on a ‘Bettlejuice’. He has also announced to direct an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' book ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’.

Personal Life

Burton was born on August 25, 1958, in Burbank, California, the U.S. He tied a knot with Lena Gieseke. She is a Germany born artist. But the marriage ended soon. He was next attracted by actress Helena Bonham Carter. The couple has a son and a daughter.


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