Tim Burton Film Retrospective

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In tandem with Tim Burton: The Exhibition, ACMI presents a season comprising Burton's body of work as a feature film director, alongside selected highlights from his early career as an animator and producer.

The retrospective kicks off on June 25 with his break-out hit Pee-wee's Big Adventure, with a special introduction by Burton himself.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra & James Nolen

Friday 25 June - Sunday 10 October 2010
Fridays, selected Thursdays, Sunday matinees and Kids' Flicks sessions

Opening night: Full $14 Concession $11
Tickets $6, Members $5

The Fox and the Hound

Tim Burton lent his hand to this animated classic about an inseparable animal duo.

Edward Scissorhands

Tim Burton's modern gothic fairytale from 1990, starring Johnny Depp and Vincent Price.

Big Fish

Burton's fantastical tale of lives lived and imagined, starring Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor.

Ed Wood

Johnny Depp plays a cross-dressing auteur in this offbeat biopic of Hollywood's 'worst' director.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

The groundbreaking stop-motion, feature length animation based on a story and characters by Burton.

Planet of the Apes

Mark Wahlberg is the ultimate 'social misfit' in Burton's remake of the 1968 sci-fi epic.


Burton looked back to Bob Kane's DC Comics source material for his dark, brooding take on Batman.

James and the Giant Peach

This adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantasy children's novel was produced by Tim Burton.

Batman Returns

Burton's Batman sequel placed new antagonists Catwoman and The Penguin in the Dark Knight's sights.

Mars Attacks!

Martians invade Earth in Burton's immensely enjoyable sci-fi spoof.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

A shy groom inadvertently proposes to a dead young miss in this rollicking stop-motion operetta.


Burton followed his break-out feature film debut with a hilarious supernatural comedy.

Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving's classic American folk tale gets the Hammer treatment in Burton's gothic remake.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp stars as Willy Wonka in Burton's adaptation of the much-loved novel by Roald Dahl.

Sweeney Todd

Burton's glorious, gruesome, full-blooded adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical.

Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp reunites with Helena Bonham Carter in this very Burtonesque trip down the rabbit hole.

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