Can You Identify These Tim Burton Movies Based On A Single Screenshot?

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Mohammad Agha

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About This Quiz

Tim Burton is an American director, known numerous blockbuster films. He has revolutionized filmmaking with his signature style which is often labeled as quirky and twisted. At a young age, Burton became interested in drawing and filmmaking. 

He attended California Institute of the Arts, which provided him a stepping stone to become an animator for Disney. The aspiring director experimented with short films, including Frankenweenie, which was released in 1984. 

He got his big break in 1985 with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Burton was approached by actor Paul Reuben after seeing Frankenweenie and requested he direct a cinematic spin-off of the Pee-wee Herman character. The film was made on an $8 million budget and grossed more than $40 million.

Tim Burton’s catalog includes blockbuster hits such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman. Burton regularly casts the same actors in his films, including Johnny Depp, who has been in nine of his movies. His ex-partner Helena Bonham Carter has been in seven of his project.

Over the years, there have been discussions of a sequel to the 1988 classic Beetlejuice, but Burton has gone on record stating he doubts it will happen.

If you’re a Tim Burton fan, you should have no problems matching the movie title to the screenshot in this quiz.

Can you identify this film starring Johnny Depp?

Edward Scissorhands is a romantic dark fantasy film released in 1990. The movie was directed by Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Vincent Price.

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This movie won an Academy Award for Best Makeup. Can you name it?

Beetlejuice is a dark-comedy-horror film, which was released in 1988. The movie was adapted into an animated television series, video game, and stage musical. The film was a financial success and grossed over $73 million at the box office in North America.

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Can you identify this animated film set in the 1800s?

Corpse Bride stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. The 2005 film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year. The movie was the first stop-motion feature film to be edited using Apple's Final Cut Pro.

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Can you name this award-winning musical thriller?

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a drama-horror-musical released in 2007. The film won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction. Johnny Depp was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd.

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This movie is a remake of a 1984 short film of the same name. Which is it?

Frankenweenie is a 3D-stop-motion film released in 2012. The movie featured a star-studded voice cast, including Winona Ryder, Martin Short, and Catherine O'Hara, all who have worked with Tim Burton on previous films.

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Can you name this Oscar-nominated film?

James and the Giant Peach was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The voice cast included Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jane Leeves.

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Which character is pictured in this 2010 Dark Fantasy?

In the 2010 film Alice In Wonderland, British actor Stephen Fry voices the Cheshire Cat. This is the first Tim Burton movie make over $300 million dollars in the United States.

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Can you identify this 2012 thriller from Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 fantasy-horror film from Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton. Tom Hardy was originally approached to play Lincoln but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with The Dark Knight Rises.

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Which of these films was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1993?

The Nightmare Before Christmas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Effects, Visual Effects. The movie starred Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O'Hara.

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Can you identify this supernatural Gothic horror film?

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 film loosely based on the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". After being cast as the Headless Horsemen, Christopher Walken let Tim Burton know he didn't know how to ride a horse.

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Directed by Tim Burton, this live-action remake was released in 2019. Can you name the correct movie?

Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green. The film marked Michael Keaton's fourth film with Tim Burton after Beetlejuice, Batman, and Batman Returns.

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This film is a remake of a beloved Disney classic. Can you name this 2019 remake?

The 2019 remake of Dumbo has a star-studded cast including Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito. The movie was filmed entirely on a sound stage, including all outdoor scenes.

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Johnny Depp stars in this comedic fantasy film. Which movie is it?

Directed by Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brings Roald Dahl's classic story to life. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design.

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This film spawned an animated series. Can you name it?

The film Beetlejuice was released in 1988. Tim Burton suggested the name "Scared Sheetless" as a joke, and the studio at one point considered using it. Michael Keaton reportedly ad-libbed 90% of his lines.

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Elijah Wood stars in this 2009 computer-animated film. Can you name it?

The movie 9 stars Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, and Crispin Glover. The film was originally a ten minute short made by Shane Acker while he was studying at UCLA. Acker was offered to expand the short into a feature film, which followed the same basic plot.

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This movie was based on a best-selling novel. Which is it?

Based on the 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The film grossed $296 million worldwide, despite receiving mixed reviews.

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The main characters from this 1996 fantasy film journey to New York City. Which movie is it?

James and the Giant Peach was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The film stars Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jane Leeves.

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This is Sacha Baron Cohen's first Disney appearance. Can you name that movie?

Alice Through The Looking Glass is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film grossed close to $300 million worldwide.

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Catherine O'Hara and Winona Ryder were among the voice cast in this film. Which movie was it?

The 2012 film Frankenweenie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Voice actors included Catherine O'Hara and Winona Ryder, both who worked with Tim Burton on Beetlejuice.

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Can you name this 1990 classic film co-starring Winona Ryder?

Winona Ryder co-stars with Johnny Depp in the 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands. Winona Ryder reportedly dropped out of The Godfather: Part III to appear in this film. Johnny Depp was attributed to convincing her to drop out of the film.

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What is the name of the main character from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Jack Skellington aka "Pumpkin King" is voiced by Chris Sarandon. A Nightmare Before Christmas was released in 1993 and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Effects, Visual Effects.

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Which of the following films was set in 19th-century European village?

Corpse Bride is a 2005 animated family drama directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.

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Ichabod Crane was the main character in this film. Can you name it?

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate decapitations of three people at the hands of the Headless Horseman. Johnny Depp did all his own stunts in the final scene of the movie where he was dragged by a horse.

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Can you identify this movie starring Paul Reubens?

Pee-wee's Big Adventure is a 1985 adventure comedy directed by Tim Burton. The film grossed $40 million the United States and spawned two sequels, Big Top Pee-wee, and Pee-wee's Big Holiday.

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Alice Cooper makes a cameo in this 2012 fantasy thriller. Can you name that movie?

Alice Cooper performed "No More Mr. Nice Guy" during the film Dark Shadows. Cooper was made to look younger with make-up and lightning techniques. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Eva Green.

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Michael Keaton co-starred in this 80s blockbuster movie. Which is it?

Tim Burton directed the 1989 film Batman, based on DC comics characters. It was the first Batman movie to win an Academy Award. The film won an award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.

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Can you name this 2016 film written by Jane Goldman?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was released in 2016. Tim Burton made a cameo in the film as someone on an amusement park ride. The film grossed $296 million dollars worldwide.

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This 2014 crime drama starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz was based on a true story. Which

Sales of Margaret Keane's paintings soared prior to the release of Big Eyes. Tim Burton owns a large collection of her work. The film stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and Danny Huston.

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Can you identify this 1992 film featuring Michelle Pfeiffer?

Batman Returns had a star-studded cast, including Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards - Best Effects, Visual Effects, and Best Makeup.

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Mark Wahlberg starred in this 2001 science fiction film. Can you name it?

Planet Of The Apes is a 2001 science fiction film directed by Tim Burton. The movie starred Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tim Roth. The film grossed over $300 million dollars worldwide.

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Can you name this 2005 musical fantasy film starring Johnny Depp?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was directed by Tim Burton and released in 2005. The film was based on the 1964 novel by Roald Dahl. This was Johnny Depp's second chocolate-based movie, the first being the 2000 film Chocolat.

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Amy Adams stars in this 2014 crime drama. Which movie is it?

Released in 2014, Big Eyes is a crime drama directed by Tim Burton. Amy Adams won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The film grossed $21 million dollars worldwide at the box office,

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Can you identify this 2003 adventure fantasy film?

Big Fish is a 2003 adventure-fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The movie stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, and Billy Crudup. The film grossed $66 million dollars at the box office.

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Which of the following movies takes place in town called New Holland?

Frankieweenie is based in a town called New Holland, which Tim Burton based on a similar town in which he grew up in California. Disney decided New Holland, PA would be named as the official town where the movie takes place.

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This 1985 film was co-written by the late, Phil Hartman. Do you know the answer?

Tim Burton's made his first full-length film directing debut in Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Burton previously directed short films. The film was released on August 9, 1985, and grossed over $40 million dollars in North America.

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Can you identify this 1994 biographical comedy-drama starring Johnny Depp?

Ed Wood won two Academy Awards, one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and another for Best Makeup. The film starred Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, and Sarah Jessica Parker. When Burton approached Depp to be in the movie, he reportedly agreed within 10 minutes.

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Which 2007 film featured the tagline 'Never Forget, Never Forgive'?

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman. The film won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction.

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Can you identify this 1996 cult classic film starring Jack Nicholson?

Mars Attacks! is a 1996 science fiction film directed by Tim Burton. The film features Jack Nicholson playing a dual role as President James Dale and Art Land. The film made a worldwide box office total of over $100 million.

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Can you name the actor who played the Dark Knight in Batman Forever?

Val Kilmer was cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 1995 film Batman Forever. The star-studded cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, and Chris O'Donnell. The film grossed over $152 million.

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Which of the following films featured the first appearance of Arkham Asylum?

Batman Forever was the third installment in the Burton-Schumacher Batman film series. The movie was nominated for three academy awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing.

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