Nov 14, 2023

EXHIBITION: The World of Tim Burton Arrives in Prague Next Year

Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and the Nightmare Before Christmas. What do all these films have in common?

They all belong to the world of renowned filmmaker Tim Burton, who entertained the imaginations of children and adults alike for decades. Luckily, Burton will bring his fantasy world to Prague next year!

From the first of May until the end of September 2024, an exhibition will be displayed in Prague’s Municipal House at Namesti Republiky, as part of a world tour where Burton’s work has featured in places such as Germany, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico.

If you’re a fan of Burton’s work, this is the place to be next year.

“The exhibition features over 530 works, including storyboards, sketches, scene designs, puppets, and photographs from timeless film classics such as Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mars Attacks! and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to contemporary films like Dumbo and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” reads the website.

Burton’s 50-year artistic career is nothing short of extraordinary, and attendees will be able to experience it for themselves, everything from the Corpse Bride to Willy Wonka.

The exhibition in fact had already visited Prague in 2014, at the Stone Bell House. Now, it is returning once more adding in Burton’s newest works, such as Dumbo and Big Eyes.

“We were able to engage and enthuse the young audience when we held a similar exhibition, ‘Burton’s World.’ It became the most successful event of the year with more than 100,000 visitors. We hope to delight a whole new generation this time around, both die-hard Burton fans as well as the film and art lovers who grew up on films like Dumbo and the horror series Wednesday, as it combines the best of Tim’s past and current work.” said Kateřina Riley, director of the Art Movement company which plays a role in supporting the exhibition.

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The intricate fantasy world in which Burton connects the ideals of childhood with gothic horror has become a trademark in his work, having collaborated with actors such as Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, and Ewan McGregor.

Not only do his films speak for themselves but Burton’s work has been recognized further with nominations for Oscars, Emmy, and Golden Globes.

Tickets can already be purchased on Ticketmaster at this link, with a special Christmas offer for those looking to plan ahead for the exhibition.

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