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How sunny Burbank shaped Tim Burton's dark, twisted creations

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Director Tim Burton arrives for the premiere of Disney's 'Frankenweenie' in Hollywood, California September 24, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Tim Burton is known for his goth aesthetic, a somewhat dark and twisted view of the world; Think films like "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

You can imagine him as a kid growing up in some remote town, far off the beaten path, or in the desolate abandoned neighborhoods of Detroit maybe?

But Burton grew up right here in sunny Southern California, in Burbank to be exact.

Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican has been looking into Tim Burton's life in Burbank and how it affected the filmmaker.

Here's Tim Burton in an interview he did with KPCC last year about how growing up in Burbank, with its lack of seasonal changes made him obsess over seasonal holidays like Halloween and Christmas:

RELATED: Listen to AirTalk's interview with Tim Burton from May of last year.

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