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Animator, film director, and King of the Perky Goths.

His full-length works, most of which are adaptations of something or other, are:

Also, he conceived and produced 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was directed by Henry Selick. (Burton intended to direct that film, but production on Batman Returns got in the way.) Burton also co-produced Selick's next film, 1996's James and the Giant Peach, and the feature-length version of Shane Acker's ~9~. Meanwhile, Beetlejuice was adapted into a cartoon series (with Burton as a producer} that ran on ABC and Fox Kids for several years, although it was radically different from the movie version.

The asterisked titles in the above list all star Johnny Depp, Burton's favored leading man.

Notable tropes in Burton's films include: