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!

Photo: James and the Giant Peach / Buena Vista Pictures

  • 1
    363 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.

    363 votes
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    375 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.

    375 votes
  • 3
    396 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.

    396 votes
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    436 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.

    436 votes
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    419 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.

    419 votes
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    294 VOTES

    Catwoman's Boots Function Using A Collapsible Heel

    From Redditor /u/Littlemeggie:

    Batman Returns 1992; Michelle Pfeiffer’s stunt double wears boots with a collapsible heel.

    294 votes