Proof That All Tim Burton Movies Are Connected. Mind Blown.

Jul 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm |
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They’re All About a Boy and His Dog.

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I love Tim Burton movies. There’s something unique about his dark and even depressing tales that make them stand out so much more than all the fairy princess and superhero stuff they throw at kids 24/7. Tim Burton isn’t afraid to do something different.


We’ve all seen Burton’s classics: Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to name a few. But did you ever stop and think that the offbeat director’s masterpieces could all exist in the same universe? This theory might just blow your mind.

The video below explores the possibility of a simple, recurring theme that ties some of Burton’s most popular films together, starting with his short Vincent in 1982: they’re all about a boy and his dog.

Burton himself has admitted that most of his male lead characters are based in part off his own life and likeness, so it makes sense that the movies share some inherently similar traits. This theory, however, expounds on the growth of characters through various situations and even lifetimes, suggesting that they share more than just looks.

The characters in question are Vincent and his dog Abercrombie (Vincent), Victor and his dog Sparky (Frankenweenie), Jack Skellington and his dog Zero (Nightmare Before Christmas), and Victor and his dog Scraps (Corpse Bride). Aside from the theory that these three dogs could actually be the same dog, there are a few other intriguing points, like how many of Burton’s characters have the same name, or could possibly be the same person in a different time period.

Do you think this all holds up? Tim Burton seems like the type of guy who would 100% drop these Easter eggs throughout his awesome movies. SHARE this article with friends and spread the word! In the meantime, let us know which Tim Burton movie is your favorite!


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