Tim Burton

Big Fish (2003)

Rated PG-13

In this Tim Burton fantasy based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, William Bloom tries to learn more about his dying father, Edward, by piecing together disparate facts from a lifetime of fantastical tales and legends of epic proportions. Ewan McGregor co-stars as the young Edward, a traveling salesman, with Albert Finney playing him as an older man.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Rated PG

Lucky boy Charlie Bucket is one of five golden-ticket holders treated to a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in Tim Burton’s reimagining of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name. Along with the other four (rather naughty) contest winners, good-hearted Charlie visits the factory and encounters fantastical candy creations, Oompa Loompas and the fascinating Wonka himself.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Rated PG-13

An inventor dies before developing hands for his creation, a boy named Edward who instead has scissors at the end of each arm. Edward lives a monastic existence until an Avon lady adopts him and takes him to live in the pastel paradise of suburbia. Director Tim Burton’s unconventional fairy tale is bursting with offbeat charm and laughs — as well as visually striking imagery.

Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theater (1982)

Rated NR

Host and fairy tale enthusiast Shelley Duvall produced this classic Showtime series, whose all-star cast includes Robin Williams as the Frog Prince and Billy Crystal as the smartest of the “Three Little Pigs.” Watch for Jeff Bridges, Christopher Reeve, Liza Minnelli, Vincent Price, Jeff Goldblum and Mick Jagger in such tales as “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Rip Van Winkle” and many more.

I loved this series. I wish more would be produced.

Sweeney Todd (2007)

Rated R

Johnny Depp reteams with director Tim Burton for this big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, earning an Oscar nod as vengeful Sweeney Todd, who becomes a deranged murderer after being falsely imprisoned by a sinister judge. To cover his tracks, Todd enlists the help of Mrs. Lovett, who disposes of the victims by baking them into tasty meat pies that become the toast of London.

synopsis by Netflix.

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