Can You Name All of These Tim Burton Characters From One Screenshot?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

7 Min Quiz

Image: 20th Century Fox

About This Quiz

There are so many loveable Tim Burton characters that it's impossible to choose a favorite. From the awkward Edward Scissorhands to the adorable leaf-stuffed Sally, Burton's imagination has given up some of the most memorable characters ever to be shown on the silver screen. Are you a big enough Burton fan to recognize 40 of his characters without watching the film, though? 

As you go through this quiz, you'll walk through Halloweentown. You'll take a ride through Wonderland, and you'll try to decipher the truth from the fictional characters of "Big Fish" You might think you're the biggest Burton buff in your town, but will these images throw you for a loop? It's one thing to see the characters in action, but it's quite another to see them standing still. If you can get more than 23 of them right, you can consider yourself a Tim Burton expert. 

Before you choose your answer, make sure you read each question carefully. You never know when there might be a hint hiding out in our words. Don't let the screenshot stump you, but do clear your evening for a Tim Burton binge once you're done. Will you be able to name all of them, or will you have a little character studying to do? Let's get started and find out!

He is "not finished," but can you name this beloved Burton character anyway?

When his creator passes away, the Frankenstein-like Edward Scissorhands was left incomplete and unable to fend for himself. A local housewife name Peg adopts him into her home, and he finds love despite being shunned by his community. A story of acceptance and triumph, it's a Burton fan favorite.

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Can you correctly name this Tim Burton character without saying his name three times?

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Hopefully, no sandworms have appeared now that you've seen Michael Keaton in his iconic Tim Burton role. Since its release in 1988, "Beetlejuice" has remained a cult classic.

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His real name is Jack Rapier, but what is he called in Tim Burton's "Batman"?

Since 1940, The Joker has been one of DC Comics' most formidable villains. In 1989's "Batman," Jack Nicholson brings the character to life like never before. Although Nicholson didn't win any awards for the role, Burton's vision of the character influenced later versions of The Joker to come.

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Winona Ryder brought this "strange and unusual" character to life in "Beetlejuice." Do you know who is she?

Lydia Deetz is the only person in the Deetz household who can see Adam and Barbara Maitland. She sympathizes with the recently deceased couple and joins their effort to rid her father and stepmother from the home. When they fail, Beetlejuice enters the picture.

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You probably wouldn't want to get a haircut from which one of these Burton characters?

In Burton's remake of the 1936 horror film "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," Johnny Depp brings the vengeful stylist to life. Angry for being banished to Australia, he returns to supply all of London with enough ingredients for Helena Bonham Carter's meat pies.

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Some call this character Pumpkin King, but what's his other name?

Voiced by Chris Sarandon, Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" experiences both a change of heart and a lifestyle change after he discovers Christmas. Once known as the Pumpkin King, Jack attempts to drop his scary demeanor to celebrate something more meaningful.

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Winona Ryder plays Edward Scissorhands' love interest, but do you know the character's name?

Nearly unrecognizable with long, blonde hair, Kim sees beyond all of Edward's obvious flaws. While the neighbors continue to treat him like a freak, she offers him love, support and kindness.

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We wonder if Lewis Carroll would approve of Burton's adaptation of what character seen here?

2010's "Alice in Wonderland" was chock full of Tim Burton's creativity, design and offbeat characters. Staying true to Lewis Carroll's version, he makes The Mad Hatter as off-the-wall as the author. However, he chose to abbreviate Johnny Depp's character's name to simply The Hatter.

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Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman is also known by which one of these names in "Batman Returns"?

Burton's work in "Batman" and "Batman Returns" earned a ton of award nominations, and it also brought a lot of famous faces to the table. As Selina Kyle, Michelle Pfeiffer revamped the role of Catwoman.

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Alice is unwillingly enlisted to help end this character's reign of terror, but who is she?

Helena Bonham Carter plays the Red Queen in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." In Lewis Carroll's books, both the Red Queen and the Queen of Hearts exist.

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Can you take a bite out of this screenshot and choose the Tim Burton character you see here?

Although "Dark Shadows" didn't do as well as producers had hoped, Johnny Depp's portrayal of Barnabas Collins was breathtaking. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, it's a dark vampire tale told only the way that Burton could.

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She simply couldn't stand to let Edward Scissorhands live on his own — who is she?

Peg Boggs had no idea she would end up adopting a scissor-handed animatron when she knocked on the door to sell cosmetics. Thankfully, her decision to take him home with her shaped Tim Burton's endearing tale.

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Do you remember the name of this Burton character who appears in at least five films?

Doctor Finkelstein is first introduced as Sally's creator in "The Nightmare Before Christmas." In "Kingdom Hearts," he created a heart that Oogie Boogie finds fit enough to eat. You never know what he'll come up with next.

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In "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Willy Wonka has no tolerance for her greed. Who is she?

In Tim Burton's remake of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," Veruca Salt's character remains unchanged. Both film's were based on Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," but all three versions of Veruca have the same greedy and entitled feel.

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This character started life in a Washington Irving novel — do you recognize Tim Burton's version?

Ichabod Crane absolutely refused to believe in the supernatural, but it proves to be a big mistake. In Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow," the skeptic is forced to become a believer as he faces off with the Headless Horseman.

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What's the name of this Land of the Dead resident from "Corpse Bride?"

General Bonesapart is easy to recognize! From his unmatched eyes to his Napoleon coat, he's one of the Land of the Dead's most notable residents. You might also recognize the sword that sometimes runs through his body — it's used to create a lot of havoc throughout the film.

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What's the name of this Tim Burton character who admits he doesn't play fair?

Oogie Boogie first made his appearance in "The Nightmare Before Christmas," but Burton didn't let his villainous ways end there. Including "Kingdom Hearts," he's terrorized his way through five of Burton's films.

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Do you know the name of this Neitherworld waiting room character from "Beetlejuice?"

If you ever find yourself sitting in the waiting room of the Neitherworld, you could be sitting next to interesting characters like Miss Argentina or Harry the Haunted Hunter. When "Beetlejuice" was made into a Broadway play, Miss Argentina and Delia Deetz were the same characters.

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She's played by Tim Burton's wife, but who is this "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" character?

In addition to being Tim Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter is one of his favorite actresses to cast. In "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," she plays the pie-making Mrs. Nellie Lovett. You probably wouldn't want to try a slice of it.

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If you get this one wrong, he might get grumpy and yell for his musket. Who is he?

It doesn't take a lot to make Finis Everglot grumpy, and knowing that his daughter is going to marry a fishmonger is the last thing he wants. Throughout "Corpse Bride," Finis doesn't make anything easy. He does learn a big lesson, though.

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What's the name of the tiny character who tries to save the day in "James and the Giant Peach?"

When the fruity ship in "James and the Giant Peach" drifts off over the ocean, Miss Spider comes up with a plan to steer it. She uses her web to capture nearby birds in a net; then, she directs them toward New York City.

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There's no need to exaggerate, but you can tell us this character's name. Or can you?

Played by Ewan McGregor, Ed Bloom loves to spin a yarn. In fact, his son will is so tired of listening to them that he is avoiding visiting his sick father. When he does, he discovers that some of his father's "Big Fish" tales weren't exaggerated at all.

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Who's this character? He was played by Danny Devito in "Batman Returns."

As a baby, The Penguin was abandoned in the sewer, and it turned him into a vile creature. Directed by Tim Burton, the "Batman Returns" character was expertly played by silver screen legend Danny Devito.

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She's stuffed with dead leaves and often the voice of reason around Halloweentown. Who is she?

Sally was created by the quirky Doctor Finklestein, but her creation didn't stop her from being one of the most sensible characters in "The Nightmare Before Christmas." She's the only one able to reason with Jack, Oogie Boogie and the mayor.

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She's Victor Van Dort's surprise wife, but what is she called in "Corpse Bride?"

Emily, or the corpse bride, was once a wealthy, respected woman. After being reanimated, the world is very confusing for her. She declares Victor Van Dort her husband, and she must deal with the wrath of the Everglots. Endearing and creepy, it's she's of Burton's most imaginative characters.

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This "Beetlejuice" character doesn't really have a name, but what does Beetlejuice call his nemesis?

Beetlejuice doesn't scare easily. Any fan of the movie knows that he's usually doing the scaring. There is one thing he fears, though. When the sandworm comes looking for him throughout the film, all his cowardly traits come out.

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She was Beetlejuice's employer before he decided to become self-employed. Do you recognize her?

Few people could stand up to Beetlejuice like Juno. As an afterlife social worker trying to help the Maitlands navigate the world of the recently deceased, she tries to warn them about her former assistant. Unfortunately, her words fall on desperate ears.

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There isn't anything this character wouldn't do for the Red Queen. What's his name?

The Red Queen's biggest ally in Wonderland is Stayne, Knave of Hearts. Throughout "Alice in Wonderland," he executes all of the queen's orders without blinking an eye. Fortunately, Alice is smart enough to outwit him.

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What name is given to Elijah Wood's character in Burton's post-apocalyptic film by the same name?

Tim Burton's "9" takes place in a futuristic world full of crime. When the character 9 wakes up in the middle of it, he's left to fight for survival. His quest to stop machines from eliminating other lifeforms is a nail-biting ride.

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As this Tim Burton character, Lisa Marie was ready to take down the president. What is her name?

Tim Burton says he took inspiration for "The Martian Girl" and his film "Mars Attacks!" from the 1962 series of Topps trading cards "Mars Attacks." The Martian Girl comes to earth on a mission to assassinate President Dean, but hijinks ensue. She might not complete her mission, but she does make the cover of "Playboy."

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Any idea what the name of this "Big Fish" character might be? Will thinks he's a figment of his dad's imagination.

Will Bloom is skeptical to believe anything that his story-telling father has to say. He certainly doesn't believe that Karl the Giant is anything more than another of his dad's tall tales. As it turns out, Karl the Giant is very much real, and Will has more than a few lessons to learn.

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This "The Nightmare Before Christmas" character was inspired by Jekyll and Hyde — what's his name?

Voiced by Greg Shaddix, the Mayor of Halloweentown can go from happy to sad without blinking. Before filming, Burton had paper mache versions of each character created. In real life, the mayor stood over six feet tall.

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Can you "Hit it, boys!" and tell us who this Tim Burton character might be?

2005's "Corpse Bride" featured the usual cast of Tim Burton celebrities like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but there was a new voice this time. Danny Elfman is usually the composer for all of Burton's films. In "Corpse Bride," he also played the part of Bonejangles.

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Do you know the name of this character who appeared in a six-minute 1982 Tim Burton short narrated by Vincent Price?

Vincent Malloy might only be seven years old, but he already has a life goal. When he grows up, he wants to be just like Vincent Price. "Vincent" was written by Tim Burton and released by Walt Disney Productions for just two weeks in one Los Angeles cinema along with the teen drama "Tex."

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Can you sort the truth from a whopper and tell us the name of this "Big Fish" character?

Aside from his tall tales, Edward Bloom's life has been seemingly normal. Are they really tall tales, though? In "Big Fish," Ed Bloom imparts his own brand of wisdom to his son. It's more than just a story about the one that got away. Albert Finney portrays the old Ed Bloom, and Ewan McGregor plays his younger self!

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What's the name of the Tim Burton character who tells Ichabod Crane, "I curse the day you came to Sleepy Hollow!"?

Katrina Van Tassel might have been in love with Ichabod Crane, but she had dealt with enough of his nonsense in "Sleepy Hollow." When the entire town is filled with fear, she's the only character who refuses to show fear. Her reaction leaves the Headless Horseman feeling a little baffled.

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Do you recognize this "Big Fish" duo well enough to remember their names?

While Ed Bloom is spinning the stories his son believes to be lies, he mentions conjoined twins named Ping and Jing. Although Will Bloom doesn't believe his father at first, time has another story to tell.

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Can you name this tempting seductress from Burton's "Edward Scissorhands?"

Joyce Monroe has no problems flirting with anyone who might come her way. However, the way she treats Edward upsets the Boggs family. In Burton's 1990 romance/fantasy, she's the thorn in the family's side.

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It took two actors to play which one of these "Sleepy Hollow" characters?

Before he lost his head, the Headless Horseman was a sadistic Hessian mercenary played by Christopher Walken, sent to America during the American Revolutionary War. After losing his head, actor Ray Park took over as the murderous Headless Horseman.

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This "Corpse Bride" character didn't mean to have a wife and a fiance at the same time, but it happens. What's his name?

Victor Van Dort is a simple man who doesn't cause a lot of problems. He's only interested in his future bride and helping his future in-laws out of financial difficulty. It wasn't his fault that Emily chose to marry him on the spot, but he deals with the repercussions throughout the film.

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