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Timothy Gray wants to be just like Tim Burton when he grows up.

Tagline: Lights, Camera, Action!

Timothy Gray is a child with a boundless imagination, whose greatest fantasy is to become like his idol: Tim Burton. For the child, each day is an adventure, surrounded by the characters of their favorite films. Tribute to the classic short film 'Vincent', by Tim Burton. (FILMAFFINITY)

A direct homage to Burton’s 1982 stop-motion short Vincent, Ken Turner’s TiM tells the tale of young Timothy, who wants to be just like his hero, Tim Burton.

Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts


Narration by: Barry Parker
Written, Designed and Directed: Ken Turner
Music by: Eros Cartechini
Film Mentors: Jason Thompson, Dennis Turner, Chris Walsh
Film Consultants: Bernard Joaquin, Jon Ng, Stephen Hinds, Louis Norris
Additional Animation: Spence Robinson, Louis Norris
Armature Block Builder: Orville Olm
Armature Block Transport: Melanie Olm
Costume Designer: SunYoung Kim
Puppet Fabrication Lead Supervisor: Chul Jang
Conceptual Digital Background Painter: Michael Hitchcox
Digital Matte Painter: Bernard Joaquin
Visual Effects Supervisor: Louis Norris
R&D Video Resource: Danny Devito
Additional Set & Prop Construction: Albert Joaquin, Philip Rodrigues, David Tran, Stephen Hinds
Cameo Appearances by "Snowboy & Crow"
Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
2007. re-released in 2012.
A Freak Show Studios Production


Language: English

Year of Production: 2007

Length: 6:41

Country: Canada


  • Ken Turner


  • Ken Turner


  • Barry Parker

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In June 2012, Rondal Scott III, a contributor for Strange Kids Club, posted an interview with Ken Turner where he talks about the process and making of TiM. Click the link for the post:

In February 2011, Kevin Shreck, a contributor for Tim Burton Collective, posted an interview with the director Ken Turner. Click the link for the post on the "TiM" film, the interview and pictures from the film:


To date (August 10, 2012) on VIMEO has over 113,000 plays.

Will be screened at the "Big Cartoon Festival" in Moscow, Russia on Halloween 2012.

In February 2012, "TiM" was screened in Paris, France at the L'ETRANGE SOIREE DE TIM BURTON - CONVENTION HOMMAGE (The Strange Evening of Tim Burton - Convention Tribute) (

In September 2011, "TiM" was screened in London, England at the Short Film Showcase Suitcase which is an event featuring the best short films & animations from around the world.

In July 2011, "TiM" was screened at FILE 2011 : Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In February 2011, "TiM" was screened at the LES (Lower East Side) Film Festival in New York, NY. It was an official opening night selection and an animation night selection. Here's a link to the web page:

In 2009, the “TiM” Film Production Blog was among the
“100 Best Blogs for Film and Theater Students”
article by: (

In 2007, "TiM" was screened at the “aniBoom Awards”
Online Animation Competition
link: (