Small But Clever Details From Tim Burton Movies That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most interesting Tim Burton movie details!

Tim Burton's movies are layered with detail, so much so that each new find can enhance even the hundredth viewing. No matter how many times you've seen Beetlejuice or The Nightmare Before Christmas, the hidden details lurking in the background are what make them so fun. 

Burton has entertained the masses through the Batman films and groundbreaking animated features. Which of these hidden details have you noticed? Vote up the most interesting details from Tim Burton movies below!

  • 1
    321 VOTES

    Jack Skellington Mans The Ghost Ship In 'James And The Giant Peach'

    From Redditor /u/to_the_tenth_power:

    In James and the Giant Peach (1996), Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) plays the captain of the ghost ship James runs into in the icy waters.

    321 votes
  • 2
    385 VOTES

    Trained Squirrels Were Used During This 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Scene

    From Redditor /u/irishamerican:

    In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton used real squirrels in the "Nut Cracking" assembly line. In total there are 40 squirrels which were trained to sit on stools while they opened nut shells and dropped the nuts onto a conveyor belt.

    385 votes
  • 3
    331 VOTES

    In 'Beetlejuice,' Those Who Commit Suicide Become Civil Servants 

    From Redditor /u/TheRavenSG-1:

    In the movie Beetlejuice, Otho mentions that if you commit suicide you become a civil servant in the afterlife. This is what happened to Miss Argentina, the information lady in the waiting room.

    331 votes
  • 4
    349 VOTES

    This Well Placed Callback To 'Batman' In 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

    From Redditor /u/pp0787:

    In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie's dad works in a factory that makes Smilex toothpaste. Smilex is also the name of the Joker's deadly laughing gas in Tim Burton's earlier film, Batman.

    349 votes
  • 5
    367 VOTES

    Zero's Nose Is A Jack-O-Lantern

    From Redditor /u/mafnxxx:

    In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Zero's nose is a Jack-O-Lantern.

    367 votes
  • 6
    249 VOTES

    'Batman Returns' Used Both Fake And Real Penguins

    From Redditor /u/BartenderOU812:

    Batman Returns was released June 19, 1992. A mix of real penguins and mechanical penguins were used for the filming. The mech-penguins were so realistic that the real penguins could be seen cuddling and canoodling with them.

    249 votes