One of his earliest live-action creations, Frankenweenie (1984), caught the eye of comic and children's TV show host Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), who hired him to direct Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985). A string of high-profile features followed, including Beetle Juice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and the sequel Batman Returns (1992), after which Burton veered from mainstream fare with The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Ed Wood (1994).
Other career highlights include Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and the Oscar-nominated Corpse Bride (2005).
After his dog is killed in a car accident, an imaginative boy sets out to bring the canine back to life with an electrical experiment. Helmed by Tim Burton, this stop-motion animated tale is an adaptation of the idiosyncratic director's first film.
- Big Fish
- Alice in Wonderland
- Corpse Bride
- Big Eyes
- Edward Scissorhands
- Sleepy Hollow
- Ed Wood
- Mars Attacks!
- Dark Shadows
- Planet of the Apes
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
- Batman Returns
- Sweeney Todd
- Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre
- Directors: Life Behind the Camera
- Waking Sleeping Beauty
- Classic Festival of Animation