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A Ranking Of Tim Burton's Most Magical Scenes

Have you noticed the man loves a magically fabulous dance scene? And Johnny Depp, obviously.

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24. Alice in Wonderland: The croquet scene.

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I will admit that I wish this movie could have stuck to the original and relied much, much less on CGI. THAT SAID... Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen was an inspired choice. And who doesn't love a flamingo?

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23. Frankenweenie (2012): "I want him here..."

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This stop-motion remake of Tim Burton's original short film follows a young boy, Victor, (you'll note as we go on that Burton is a pretty big fan of this name) as he successfully reanimates his recently deceased dog. If you've ever lost a pet, his sadness will resonate.

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17. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: "And what did Santa bring you, honey?"

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This LITERALLY PERFECT movie was not directed by Tim Burton, but is nonetheless his creation, based on his story and illustrations. And this fun sequence, in which a child's parents ask to see what he's gotten for Christmas, is Burton's work in a nutshell.

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1. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Opening sequence

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A perfect movie moment: fun, eerie, sweet (that wind blowing through Sally's hair!), inventive, all set to a fantastic song by Danny Elfman, a frequent Burton collaborator and genius in his own right. Perfeeeect.