Rare footage and previously unseen Tim Burton artworks to be shown at MoMA

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New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will delve into a visual feast of film and artwork when its comprehensive retrospective of famed American film director Tim Burton opens November 22.

Tim Burton's reputation for quirky, stylized films proceeds him, but his artwork - a feature that plays such a huge role in the development of characters and on-screen visuals - has rarely been shown to the public.

MoMA's exhibition Tim Burton exposes never-before exhibited pieces of artwork that date back to the artist's childhood.

Sketches, paintings, maquettes, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, costumes, and cinematic ephemera comprise the more than 700 works that will be on display at MoMA.

A retrospective of key films directed and produced by Burton will be shown during the exhibition including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd. A comprehensive list of film works that inspired and influenced the director will also be on show.

Selected highlights from the exhibition will be featured on a dedicated website along with an interactive presentation of many of Burton's works. The website, located at MoMA.org/timburton will launch on November 22.

Tim Burton will run from November 22, 2009 until April 26, 2010 at New York's Museum of Modern Art before travelling to the Australian Center for the Moving Image in Melbourne, Australia  (June 24 to October 10, 2010) and The Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada (November 22, 2010 to April 17, 2011).

Museum tickets range from $12 to $20.
Admission to all film screenings is included with Museum admission.

http://www. MoMA.org/timburton