067: Director on Director: Tim Burton

Welcome to another podcast in our occasional series – Director on Director.

Writer / Director Phil Stubbs (Last Chancers) joins us again, to talk about another of his favourite directors, Tim Burton.

Join us on a journey that starts with Tim’s early days at Disney and ends with …. Tim’s recent time at Disney. This is a journey that starts with imaginative characters set in fantastical worlds and gradually, over the years devolves into corporate pleasing, sequels and soulless remakes. During our discussion we draw a line in Tim Burton’s filmography where we think things started to go stale. The journey ends on a “bit of a downer” but the masterpieces of the 80’s and 90’s are discussed in full.

A unique talent whose many films include such classics as Beetlejuice, Batman, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks.

How do you rate Mr Burton, please let us know, as always we would love to hear from you.


Vincent (1982)

Frankenweenie (1984)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Batman (1989)

Batman Returns (1992)

Films referenced:

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar (TV Show)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • American Werewolf in London
  • Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
  • Batman
  • Batman Returns
  • Beetlejuice
  • Big Eyes
  • Big Fish
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dark Shadows
  • Darkman
  • Die Hard
  • Dumbo
  • Ed Wood
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Fox and the Hound
  • Frankenweenie
  • Gung Ho
  • Horrors of the Black Museum
  • Joker
  • Konga
  • Last Chancers
  • Mars Attacks!
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Nightbreed
  • Nosferatu
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Planet of the Apes
  • RoboCop
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Stalk of the Celery Monster
  • Supergirl
  • Superman
  • Superman Lives
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Fantastic Mr Fox
  • The Island of Doctor Agor
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Squeeze
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Time Bandits
  • Vincent