Beetlejuice (1988) dir. Tim Burton
Tim Burton’s original musical choice was a song by doo-wop singers The Ink Spots, but Catherine O’Hara convinced him that a calypso song would bring more energy to the scene. Actor Jeffrey Jones was the one to suggest the Belafonte song, and the cast spent five days filming the choreographed number.
Beetlejuice (1988) dir.
Directed by Tim Burton (1988)
BEETLEJUICE (1988) art by Tim Burton—and an early Joker sketch (image 2) that seems to carry some traces of the Betelgeuse character.
(Was Tim Burton thinking of casting Michael Keaton as the Joker at one point?)
It’s gonna be a hot time on the cold town tonight.
Batman Returns (1992) dir. Tim Burton
Edward Scissorhands (1990, Tim Burton, USA)