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Born on August 25, 1958, Tim Burton is one of the most uniquely recognizable directors in modern times. Known for his distinctive style of stop-motion animation and gothic fantasy films, the characteristics of the California native’s movies aren’t difficult to spot. With an extensive catalog of popular films, narrowing his collection down to a few of his biggest blockbusters is no easy feat. From animations such as “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to live action movies like “Beetlejuice” and “Batman,” there’s no question that Burton was part of your childhood.
Staying on brand with his gothic tone, his next project “Wednesday” follows the story of Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family. This marks his TV directorial debut and will be released exclusively on Netflix. Jenna Ortega (“You,” “Yes Day”) has been cast for the role of Wednesday Addams opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”) who will star as her mother, Morticia, with Luis Guzmán (“Cleaner”) as the patriarch of the household, Gomez.
To celebrate Burton’s birthday, we’ve compiled a list of awesome gift ideas for every age group. For more cool movie merch suggestions, try these Marilyn Monroe box sets and more.
The holiday season will be here before you know it and there’s no better way to celebrate than with Christmas ornaments based on the famed movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This nine piece set features Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Dr. Finklestein, Lock, Shock, Barrel, Mayor, and Zero. Sizes range from heights of two to four inches and have a detailed PVC shatterproof design. This set comes boxed, strung and ready to be gifted or hung.
This Beetlejuice Collector’s Set will have any Beetlejuice fan flipping with excitement as they experience the film for the first time in 4K Ultra HD. This set also includes a four-inch embroidered glow-in-the-dark patch of Beetlejuice’s gravestone, instructions for life after death emergencies with three pieces of collectible chalk, and a copy of the “Betelgeuse” flyer featured in the film.
Add some flair to your next game night with these 2.5 x 3.5″ officially licensed Beetlejuice playing cards. This deck contains 52 cards, great for games like blackjack, poker, and solitaire. Expect these cards to last too, as they have a linen-type finish. The artwork for the cards depict scenes from the popular movie starring Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice himself.
Serve your guests with a set they won’t soon forget on your next gathering with this 16-piece dinnerware set that illustrates Jack Skellington embracing Sally as depicted in “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This set includes four complete place settings that come with a total of four dinner plates, four salad plates, four soup bowls, and four mugs. Made from high-grade ceramic material, this Nightmare Before Christmas dinnerware set is durable and perfect for everyday use. For best care, hand-wash only. These items are not suitable for microwaves or dishwashers.
A great album (even if it’s of a seasonal nature) can be played at any time of the year and that’s exactly what true Tim Burton fans will be doing with this vinyl. Danny Elfman, who has scored many of Burton’s imaginative films, gives us the original motion picture soundtrack to “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Pair this vinyl with a retro vinyl record player with built-in speakers to make any celebration one to remember.
What better way to celebrate Tim Burton’s birthday (or any occasion for that matter) than with a Nightmare Before Christmas pilsner glass set? This case is beautifully made of acacia wood with the words ”Jack is back” engraved on the front, centering around an image of Jack Skellington himself. Included in this set is two pilsner glasses, two coasters, a bottle opener, and a case. The glasses are dishwasher safe and hold 12 ounces each.
Binge your favorite Burton blockbusters with this seven movie blu-ray collection featuring a brand new premium hardcover book. The collectible hardcover book contains 64 pages of rare, never-before-seen photos and illustrations. Over 12 hours of run-time for fan favorites such as “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” “Corpse Bride,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
It’s rare that you see many cuckoo clocks nowadays, especially ones that belt out “This is Halloween!” instead of the traditional “Cuckoo!” at the top of each hour. But then again, what else would you expect from a Tim Burton-inspired timepiece? In addition to the popular tune that informs you of the time, Jack Skellington’s beloved fur pal Zero pops in and out of the doors atop the Town Hall. The clock and its characters are hand-cast and hand-painted to capture the film’s spooky ambience and vivid nightmarish colors. This item requires three “AAA” batteries and one “AA” battery, which are not included.
This collectable Edward Scissorhands, as a stylized Pop! stands a little over three inches tall and will be sure to delight any Funko Pop fan. Collect and display all Edward Scissorhands POP! Vinyls! to “wow” other Burton movie buffs. Funko designs have been made popular by sourcing and distributing highly collectible products across multiple categories including vinyl figures, action toys, plush and more. Their goal is to provide consumers with tangible ways to take their fandom offline.