17-year-old Tim Burton's rejection from Walt Disney Productions


7 Responses to “17-year-old Tim Burton's rejection from Walt Disney Productions”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is currently on exhibit at the suprisingly jam packed (took me two hours) MOMA travelling Tim Burton exhibit in Toronto (TIFF LightBox). It is definitely worth checking out if your a fan of Burton or just film (I didn’t really consider myself a fan but I am now!).

  2. Anonymous says:

    He went from derivative of Seuss to derivative of Addams and Gorey.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He spelled ‘laid’ wrong, but I still like it. His original art for Edward Scissorhands is very impressive too.

  4. BB says:

    It’s a smurfy looking thing.

  5. hungryjoe says:

    The editor who wrote such a kind rejection letter (T. Jeanette Kroger, later T. Jeanette Steiner) passed away in 2009. She worked for Disney for 25 years, and was offered a recording contract at one point.

    We all know what Tim Burton got up to after this. With stories like this, I think it’s interesting to find out what happened to the other characters as well.

  6. frankieboy says:

    As rejection letters go, that was rather encouraging.

    • GreenJello says:

      Yeah, I was totally expect the whole “Geez your work sucks, you’ll never amount to nothing kid” sorta shoot down that you always see in the movies, that the hero then turns around and refutes with the burning pride of a thousand suns!

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