Vincent: Tim Burton’s Early Animated Film

Back in 1982, Tim Burton worked as an apprentice animator at Disney. Burton’s style didn’t quite fit with the Disney aesthetic. And so he independently created a short, stop motion animated film simply titled “Vincent.” The style of the storytelling has been called “Dr. Seuss meets Edgar Allan Poe,” and it tells the story of a young boy who wants to be Vincent Price, the Yale-educated actor who became a fixture in American horror films starting in the late 1930s. The film runs six minutes and features Price himself providing the narration. (Read a transcript of the narrated text here.) Notably, Price later appeared in Burton’s blockbuster Edward Scissorhands. Animation World Network takes a much closer look at this early Burton work, and we have now added Vincent to our collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc..

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  1. Lemole says . . . | May 24, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    It’s interesting to see some of Tim Burton’s underground work: http://molempire.com/2011/05/16/vincent-by-tim-burton/

  2. Alejandro Valero says . . . | December 31, 2011 / 9:56 am

    We created some educational activities for this video at El tinglado. We hope they can be useful.

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