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'The World of Tim Burton' exhibition opening in Tokyo

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11-02-2014 00:38 BJT

Famous film director Tim Burton was in Tokyo recently to introduce a show of his props and drawings. In what is sure to be the most popular exhibition of the year, 500 items from the director's archives of more than 10,000 film-related pieces are going on display. Some 150 of them have never been shown to the public before. 

Welcoming him to Tokyo were Ultra Kaiju mascots from the "Ultraman" series - a popular show in Japan.

Famous film director Tim Burton was in Tokyo recently to introduce a show of his props and drawings.

Famous film director Tim Burton was in Tokyo recently to introduce a show of his props and drawings.

Tim Burton, who is best known for his work on "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Batman," is a big fan of Ultra Kaiju monsters.

Tim Burton, who is best known for his work on "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Batman," is a big fan of Ultra Kaiju monsters.

Burton, who is best known for his work on "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Batman," is a big fan of Ultra Kaiju monsters. So much so, he carried around an action figure of Dada - a black and white monster - in his left pocket during the opening.

"The World of Tim Burton" exhibition features original sketches, props and short films, giving attendees insight into his creative process.

"All this stuff that's in there was stuff that was all very private. Work that never really was meant to be shown, so it's quite interesting to see it in a museum and on the walls of a place and people enjoy it. So it's very exciting for me, thank you," he says.

Also present at the event was actor Deep Roy who, through clever CGI work, played every Oompa Loompa in Burton's remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

"Thank you very much, it was a great movie. It's one of the best features that I have done throughout my film career," says Roy.

"The World of Tim Burton" exhibition runs from November 1st to 4th at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum.

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