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, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

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