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Tim Burton

‘Stalk of the Celery Monster’

30 Aug, 1979

While a student studying character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Santa Clarita, Burton makes Stalk of the Celery Monster, a short animation on 8mm film about a dentist making bloody experiments with his patients. The film catches the attention of Walt Disney Animation Studios who offers him an animator’s apprenticeship.

Tim Burton's early short "stalk of the celery monster"