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Cool Videos: Tim Burton's strange Hansel & Gretel short for Disney from 1983

Jun. 18, 2014by:

Back in 1982 (three years before PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE), a then-unknown Tim Burton shot a Hansel & Gretel adaptation for Disney, which aired on the Disney Channel on Halloween night in 1983. It was the only time the TV special aired, and although the video has been shown in recent years at the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, most people haven't had a chance to see Tim Burton's first live-action production...until now.

A recording of Tim Burton's Japanese-inspired version of Hansel & Gretel has surfaced online, and his early project features a bunch of visuals and production designs Burton would eventually use in future movies like BEETLEJUICE and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Don't expect it to be like last year's HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS though, because Burton only had a budget of $116,000 for the TV special. It's always interesting to see early work by famous filmmakers, and if you're a Tim Burton fan, you absolutely need to watch his very bizarre version of Hansel & Gretel.

Ed Wood would be proud:

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10:19AM on 06/18/2014
Pretty cool. Even though his last couple of films may not be the best films ever, I'm still a huge fan of the guy.
Pretty cool. Even though his last couple of films may not be the best films ever, I'm still a huge fan of the guy.
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11:03AM on 06/18/2014

This was fucking horrifying.

He should seriously do something like this in the near future.
He should seriously do something like this in the near future.
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11:44AM on 06/18/2014
Some things you can't unsee.
Some things you can't unsee.
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12:24PM on 06/18/2014
Tim Burton has issues. In other news, water is wet.
Tim Burton has issues. In other news, water is wet.
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2:01PM on 06/18/2014

Oh wow! That was amazing!

80's Howard Stern could really act! He was brilliant as the witch.
80's Howard Stern could really act! He was brilliant as the witch.
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6:04PM on 06/18/2014
$117,000 spent on what exactly? The coloring paper backgrounds, or the plastic candy cane?
$117,000 spent on what exactly? The coloring paper backgrounds, or the plastic candy cane?
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2:08AM on 06/19/2014

Guest Starring the piano from Mr. Rogers

I know a lot of people attribute Tim Burton's success to his long-time Director of Photography, but I think it's safe to say Burton's art direction has always been his own.
I know a lot of people attribute Tim Burton's success to his long-time Director of Photography, but I think it's safe to say Burton's art direction has always been his own.
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