Tim Burton has a directing style that is instantly recognizable. Dark colors, quirky details, and gothic imagery are all motifs found in Burton's movies, and they're all a big part of why so many people are big fans. That's why we thought creating some free adult coloring book pages based on scenes from his films would be such a perfect idea! Yes, most of the scenes are creepy and dreary, but there are definitely plenty of colorful moments in the movies, like the bright green of the trees in Nightmare Before Christmas, the teal and turquoise hues of Cheshire Cat in his version of Alice in Wonderland, and the glowing red flames of the pet store in Pee-wee's Big Adventure. But, even so, better sharpen up those gray crayons, because with characters like Jack Skellington, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and the entire cast of Ed Wood, you'll need 'em!
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Pee-wee's Big Adventure
"I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel."
Nightmare Before Christmas
"There's children throwing snowballs instead of throwing heads. They're busy building toys and absolutely no one's dead!"
"I'm the ghost with the most, babe."
"I thought this was shish kebob."
"I don't know about you, Miss Kitty, but I feel so much yummier."
"Cut! That was perfect!"
Alice in Wonderland
"Goodbye, sweet hat."
"I am now twice the man, and it is your white magic."
Did these coloring book pages pique your creativity? Or did they at least inspire you to don a Batman costume and hit the streets? Print them out, share them, color them in, and then show us your finished projects in the comments or on social media! We'd love to see what you came up with. You could also print them out and work on them while waiting in line for Alice Through the Looking Glass. You can see our Alice in Wonderland costumes here, and our Edward Scissorhands costumes here.
Design Credit: Jacob Kuddes