Vincent
Studio: Disney Release Date : October 1, 1982
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)

Synopsis

A young boy, seemingly normal on the outside, has inner dreams of becoming like Vincent Price.

Credits

Director

Tim Burton

Animator

Stephen Chiodo

Technical Direction

Stephen Chiodo

Story

Tim Burton

Music

Ken Hilton

Narration

Vincent Price

Producer

Rick Heinrichs

Design

Tim Burton

Director of Photography

Victor Abdalov

Additional Design

Rick Heinrichs

Video Information

VHS

United States

A Nightmare Before Christmas

Laserdisc (CLV)

Japan

Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Small One

DVD

United States

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Special Edition
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 2-Disc Collector's Edition

Italy

The Nightmare Before Christmas

BluRay Disc

United States

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Collector's Edition
The Nightmare Before Christmas: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Sing-Along Edition

Technical Specifications

MPAA Rating: G
Running time: 5:51
Animation Type: Stop Motion Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Black and White
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

Reviews and Comments

From Chris :

This wonderful short really shows off both Tim Burton's storytelling ability and his poetic ability. The early prelude to his work on Nightmare Before Christmas is probably the best short to come out since the early days in the 20's-50's. I watch it all the time and am always entertained.

From Candy :

I saw Vincent for the first time on a Halloween special on the Disney Channel in the 80s. I saw it again on the laserdisc of Nightmare Before Christmas. In his book The Disney Films, Leonard Maltin said that the Disney Studio didn't know what to make of Tim Burton or his macabre film. But it's to their credit that they took a chance and let him make it. It's one of the better things Disney made during that dark period. I say "dark" because so many things produced in the 80s were dark, both visually and emotionally. A lot of Sword-and-Sorcery films came out during that time. Also, Disney was going through a bad time financially. So it's fitting that they put out so many dark films at the time; Something Wicked This Way Comes, Return to Oz, and The Black Cauldron.

Vincent Price narrated the short. Tim Burton talked about how he's a Vincent Price fan on the Nightmare Before Christmas laserdisc. I'm a Vincent Price fan, too. I wish Disney would've used Vincent Price in more things. He also did the voice for the villain Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective. In the short Vincent, Tim Burton spoofs some Vincent Price films like House of Wax and The Raven. He filmed it in black and white, which made it look like an old horror film. It was better in black and white; color would've have taken away from its spooky feeling. Disney ought to make more experimental things like this.


From Bekka :

I must say that Tim Burton, having always been my favorite director, has found something wonderful with Vincent! Before I watched it, Edward Scissor Hands was my favorite of his, as I'm sure many can agree, but now I absolutely love this! I must give it a Ten!

From Ryan Hipp :

Tim Burton's directorial debut, Vincent, is a very personal film. Vincent Price (narrator, idol to Vincent in film) is Tim Burton's real life idol. Tim Burton is MY idol, and I hope to see more of his genius in the near future.

From Tabitha :

This film I think was one of Tim's finest. It looked like he was in his peak, unlike "Corpse Bride" which was beautiful but lacked in the story. "Vincent" seemed to have a real poetic justice to it, in the form of Edger Allen Poe. I truly enjoyed this short film, it was very creative and sets the right mood for me.

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Screenshots

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History

3/19/2012

  • Credits added by Toonatic

12/31/2012

  • Screenshots added by eutychus

12/13/2014

  • Animation type added by Toonatic
  • Color type added by Toonatic
  • Aspect ratio added by Toonatic
  • Original Language added by Toonatic

2/20/2015

  • Home video info added by Toonatic

9/2/2018

  • Print format added by TibbyH
  • Negative format added by TibbyH
  • Home video info added by TibbyH

10/15/2018

  • Home video info added by TibbyH

Sources

Tim Burton: Director
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Vincent Price: Narration
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Tim Burton: Story
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Tim Burton: Design
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Rick Heinrichs: Producer
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Stephen Chiodo: Technical Direction
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Victor Abdalov: Director of Photography
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Ken Hilton: Music
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Stephen Chiodo: Animator
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Rick Heinrichs: Additional Design
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