Tim Burton Conspiracy Theories

“One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.”-Tim Burton. Burton is known for his original style and creepy aesthetic. Some of his films are known to look very similar to each other and hint at deeper connections between them. In this article, we will explore some of the most famous conspiracy theories fans have come up with over the years. Not only will we discusses these theories but also determine if such theories make any sense at all. In doing so, we will be able to experience Burton’s creative works in a whole new light.

By far the most popular Tim Burton conspiracy theory is one that involves three of his films. The theory states the characters Victor Frankenstein from the movie Frankenweenie, Victor Van Dort from The Corpse Bride, and Jack Skellington from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas are all the same character spread across different films. Fans claim  that because they all look pretty similar, all have a dog as a best friend, and because two of the characters share the same first name, that must mean they are all one character’s. The theory makes it clear that these characters are just three stages of this one characters life. Frankenweenie being the childhood stage, The Corpse Bride being the teenage and adulthood stage, and The Nightmare Before Christmas representing what life after death would be like for the character. This theory excites many fans, but is it true? Critiques of the theory say that it would not be possible for these characters to all be the same character, simply because the time periods are too different, and their parents do not match up.

There are many different types of theories that go along with Burton’s movies. Some of them include certain characters popping up in different forms in different movies, one being some of the main characters played by women. Most of Burton’s films include very interesting characters. Some theories say women characters such as Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas and Emily from The Corpse Bride are related in personality and even could be sisters. There are even theories that say characters create other characters. An example of this would be Edward from Edward Scissorhands later becoming Sweenie Todd from Sweenie Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet. Different fans share different opinions therefore creating controversy.

Conspiracy theories are spurts of imagination created by fans. They help us to understand deeper meaning in stories, movies, and art. Tim Burton’s movies and art really gets his fans imagination working by creating detailed films for fans to enjoy. He not only does this but lets fans use his work to inspire their own. In doing so, fans create crazy theories that may or may not actually be reality.

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