Tim Burton’s MoMA Spot Tim Burton’s MoMA Spot

Tim Burton’s MoMA Spot

The Tim Burton retrospective opens on November 22 at MoMA. Animation has played a significant role in Burton’s career, and continues to figure into his work as evidenced by this animated trailer he created to promote the exhibit:

Directed by Tim Burton
Produced by Mackinnon and Saunders
CGI Animation: Flix Facilities
Animation: Chris Tichborne
Lighting Camera: Martin Kelly
Music by Danny Elfman

(Thanks, Craig)

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  • Ha! I quite enjoyed that.

  • Was that the robot from that episode of Stainboy? Cute spot, anyway!

  • the first nice Tim Burton work I’ve seen since Ed Wood, he’s one guy who specially doesn’t function well using CGI, he’s an stop-motion guy, or a puppet guy, I don’t want to see his Alice in Wonderland. I loved this clip, instead.

  • I’m so looking forward to this show! Moma does a great job presenting animation art.

  • squirrel

    Awesome work, Burton.

    I plan to go to this on my birthday.

  • Wish I could go.

  • MoMA’s also showing The Adventures of Prince Achmed on the 15th, with a good quality print and live piano music:

  • Thomas

    This is great. My only bitch about Burton in recent years is the way he’s abandoned story for spectacle in everything but Big Fish. I always see his movies, though.

  • cool animated short. I liked the robot.

  • Isaac

    There’s a lot of individuality in this. I’ve seen scary clown balloons blow up before, and I’ve seen robots agonize over their menial labor before, but not like that.

  • Sam Filstrup

    Crap, why’s it always at the NY MOMA the bay area needs some love.

  • I viewed the collection yesterday and was blown away. I think the exhibit really demonstrated the evolution of Burton over the past 3 decades and I thought the multimedia aspects were a great touch. I’ve written more here: http://popculture2point0.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/a-burton-exhibit-before-christmas/