Tim Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean and Bill Burton. His mother owns a small, cat themed gift shop in Burbank called Cats Plus and his father works for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He has one younger brother, Daniel, but they rarely talk. There is not much known about the relationship between Burton and his family. Upon being asked about his family, “he talks with great reluctance . . ...
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.... He uses his work as a form of therapy and puts his heart and soul into anything he touches. The pain from being unaccepted by his peers and family is put into his work. His nightmares from the past come out on paper. Without the judgment and pain thrown at him, he could have never been as great as he is today. Every aspect of his work has been affected by his life, whether it be relationships, being pushed down, or feeling alone. He has rose from the ashes of his past, taken all of the pain and turned it into something truly beautiful.
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