1997 is short film by director Tim Burton. It is one of his career’s very early short which he directed in 1974.
Tim Burton is known for his gothic and dark funny films. Starting his career in the late 80s with the fantasy film ‘Beetlejuice,’ Tim Burton slowly became one of the most original and eccentric directors in the mainstream Hollywood. He is best known for his notable films, such as ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ ‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Corpse Bride,’ and ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of the Fleet Street.’
Of all the collaborations Tim Burton has had throughout his directing career, his best films have come from his collaboration with Johnny Depp. The notable films out of his collaboration with Depp are ‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ Tim Burton also embarked into critically panned attempts at big budget super-hero films such as ‘Batman’ and ‘Planet of the Apes,’ which are considered to be the worst Tim Burton films.
Although Tim Burton has mostly made successful films, but there are some critical and financial disasters as well. Some of his unsuccessful ventures are ‘Mars Attacks,’ ‘Beetlejuice,’ and ‘Big Fish.’
1997 is short film by director Tim Burton. It is one of his career’s very early short which he directed in 1974.
After the premature death of his creator, Edward, an artificial humanoid, is left with scissor blades for hands. He is discovered by kind-hearted saleswoman Peg, who welcomes him into her home. He quickly wins affection in the neighborhood and falls in love with Peg's teenage daughter, but his luck turns when he is framed for a robbery.
In typical Tim Burton style, Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a retired salesman, and his son, Will, in a fantasy setting. On his deathbed, Bloom, who has the gift of storytelling, narrates fictional tales of his youth to Will, as he attempts to mend their relationship. Though initially sceptical, Will ultimately realizes his father’s zest for life.
The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.
Barbara and Adam Maitland find themselves haunting their beloved house after they die in a car crash and are stuck in a limbo. They attempt to scare away the new owners, the Deetzes, but fail miserably, following which they hire the miscreant bio-exorcist Betelgeuse, who secretly plans to unleash chaos in the mortal world.
This is Tim Burton’s comic biographical representation of Hollywood’s eccentric filmmaker, Ed Wood, where we find Johnny Depp, playing the titular role to perfection. Although Ed did not receive much commercial success, the film shows how he worked with a devoted crew to create his best-known, small-budget films. It also sheds light on his relationship with Bela Lugosi.
Starring Michael Keaton in the eponymous role of DC Comics superhero, Batman, and Jack Nicholson as his nemesis, Joker, this film is the first in the Batman series. After falling into a vat of chemicals, Jack Napier a.k.a. Joker terrorizes Gotham City until Batman manages to save the day along with his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale, played by Kim Basinger.
Sleepy Hollow is a thriller directed by Tim Burton set in the gothic town of the same name, where a detective tries to solve the murders committed by a local legend, the headless horseman. Johnny Depp stars as an eccentric New York detective who uncovers the secret of the murderer's penchant for killing his victims by decapitation of their heads.
Benjamin Barker, a barber, is falsely accused of a crime and sent to prison. He returns to find his wife dead and his daughter in the hands of corrupt judge Turnpin. Angered by the injustice he assumes a new name Sweeney Todd, reopens his barber shop and kills his customers with a straight razor with the help of Mrs. Lovett.
In this movie, batman faces two enemies. The evil Penguin forces the devious businessman Max Schreck to back him in his attempt to get accepted in the society and later become mayor. Then there is the Catwoman who joins the two in their mission to destroy Batman. Batman now has to defeat his enemies and prevent Gotham city from becoming a centre of crime.
Eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in random chocolate bars that will grant five children a special tour of his amazing chocolate factory. Amidst massive rush, a poor boy named Charlie manages to win the fifth ticket and is accompanied by his grandfather in this once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will change his life forever.
After learning from his grandfather about a magical place for specially gifted children, Jacob sets out to search for Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children. When he discovers the enchanted place, Jacob realizes that he too has a special ‘ability’ that can help the inhabitants of that mysterious place to fight an imminent danger from macabre nemeses called Hollowgasts.
Boris the Animal, the last of his species who was captured by Agent K, flees from the maximum-security prison on the Moon. He travel backs in time to kill a younger K which will enable his fellow Boglodites to conquer Earth. Agent J must now travel back in time and team up with the younger K to prevent Boris from destroying humanity.
A biopic based on artist Margaret Keane’s life. In 1950s, painter Margaret meets and marries fellow-artist, Walter Keane, who markets Margaret’s unique paintings of enchanted children with saucer-like eyes; but he claims the credit for them, earning fame and success. Though meek initially, soon Margaret finds courage to expose his fraud and files a law-suit to claim her art as her own.
Pee-wee Herman, an eccentric man-child gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight. Therefore, he sets out across the US, on an adventure in order to find it back.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Alice in Wonderland is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's fantasy novels and tells the story of a girl who has the power to slay the Jabberwocky, a dragon-like creature who is terrorizing the world. The film was praised for its visual style and special effects.
A romantic comedy set in the Seattle of the grunge music era, the film follows interrelated stories of a group of young adults in their 20s, living in the same apartment building. The singles, who are in search of love and success, are at an interesting phase of their lives where each individual's relationship takes an intriguing turn.
Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.
After three years of traveling across the seas, Alice slips through the mirror to return to the Wonderland, where she meets all her old friends except Mad Hatter and learns that he is in a state of great shock because of his missing family. To save her loved ones, she must now travel into the past and to do that she must steal Chronosphere, an object that controls all of time in Wonderland.
In the eighteenth century, Collinsport, Barnabas Collins spurns the romantic advances of Angelique, a witch and becomes cursed. Everything he loves dies, including his fiancée Josette and he is buried as a vampire. When he escapes two centuries later, he must stop Angelique and other evil forces while trying to save Victoria Winters, a doppelganger of Josette.
Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world.
This 1982 short film tells the horrifying and touching story of a beggar who wants to be famous one day.
To avenge his mother’s death, Abraham Lincoln agrees to become a vampire hunter under Henry Sturgess. He kills many vampireS including the one who killed his mother, and learns that all vampires in America descend from Adam whose ultimate plan is to take over the country. As the President of the US, Lincoln resolves to eliminate Adam and other vampires and stop their evil plan.
While searching for his co-worker chimpanzee, astronaut Leo Davidson accidentally travels through vast space and time to reach a planet ruled by talking apes that treat primitive humans as slaves. Supported by the sympathetic chimpanzee Ari, he rallies a small group of human rebels against the ape army of human-hating General Thade and his associate Colonel Attar.
A superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman, the movie focuses on Batman trying to stop the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler from implementing their malicious scheme of stealing confidential information that could threaten Gotham city’s freedom.
The Island of Doctor Agor is a short horror animated film which is based on a novel by the well-known English author HG Wells, about a mad scientist who creates hybrid beings resembling humans, from animal parts.
Bored with the idea of scaring real people every year, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, wanders off into the woods and stumbles upon the joyous Christmas Town. Fascinated, he is determined to share Christmas with his citizens, but his attempt to abduct Santa Claus puts the holiday in danger for children around the world.
American filmmaker, animator and artist, Timothy Walter Burton, filmed this 4 minute amateur short stop-motion animation film when he was young. It was about the simple adventure of the Prehistoric Caveman.
Victor and Victoria are about to be married when, during wedding rehearsals, Victor makes a mistake and flustered, runs off into woods. He practices his wedding vows in front of a tree and unknowingly ends up marrying a Corpse Bride, Emily. While Emily takes him to the Land of dead, Victoria now has a new suitor.
In future a war between humans and machines has wiped out humanity and machine have assumed control. However, a rag doll, 9, created by a scientist in the last days of humanity, awakens; finds eight others like him and inspires them to face the machines that wants to annihilate them. They are perhaps the last hope of life on earth.
Victor, a school boy, is heartbroken after losing his pet dog Sparky in a car accident, but succeeds in reviving him using science experiment. Getting a wind of this, his school-friends blackmail him into sharing the secret and then resuscitate their own dead pets. The ‘monster’ Sparky creates fright in the neighborhood, and soon the town is swarming with more such ‘monsters.’
The Stalk of the Celery Monster is an animated short film, which was directed, written and animated in pencil. The film is about a mad doctor trying bloody experiments with his patients.
Based on Ronald Dahl’s much loved eponymous children’s book, this musical fantasy film is centered on James, an orphaned British boy forced to live with his cruel aunts. One day he is given a bag full of magical crocodile tongues for saving a spider from his aunt and accidentally drops it near a peach tree to find an enormous peach growing on it.
This animated sci-fi short film tells the story of the Doctor of Doom, who unleashes a monster upon humanity, that is supposed to destroy anything that is beautiful.