Tim Burton & Danny Elfman's New 25th Anniversary Music Box

October 4, 2010
Source: Official Website

Tim Burton & Danny Elfman Music Box

Even the most casual movie-goers are still familiar with composer Danny Elfman because of his frequent collaboration with fan favorite filmmaker Tim Burton. Now in celebration of their many collaborations for 25 years on 13 films, the duo have decided to release a Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box, a collection of soundtracks and previously unreleased music spanning from 1985's Pee-Wee's Big Adventure all the way to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. Aside from a collection making up over 19 hours of music, there's plenty more in this limited edition release. Get all the details on this great box set below!

There will be a limited run of 1,000 sets made for sale in December for $500 (available for pre-order online right here) which includes the soundtracks to these great (and maybe not-so-great) Burton films: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Alice in Wonderland. In addition, there will also be music from Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar, the "Beetlejuice" animated series and plenty more obscure and unreleased works. All of the music also includes newly created liner notes by Danny Elfman discussing each expanded score and its bonus material.

Tim Burton & Danny Elfman 25th Anniversary Music Box

Along with all the music (to make this worth $500) comes an exclusive DVD with an extended conversation between Burton & Elfman, a skeleton key USB drive, and a meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated 250+ page book featuring a foreword by Johnny Depp, as well as rare photos, stories and interviews from the cast & crew, not to mention more interviews with over 80 actors, writers, directors, composers, editors, singers, and more discussing the majesty of Burton and Elfman's work. All of this will be packaged in a large scale, tin-covered music box complete with an embedded music playing chip playing “The Music Box Suite” (arranged and performed by Elfman) and a working zoetrope featuring strips of art and photos by Burton and Elfman that come to life with one little spin. See the dynamic duo talk about this amazing release below.

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I want, nay need it!

Xerxex on Oct 4, 2010


$500.. I want, nay need to rob a bank to get it. I'm wondering if any of the music for Back to School is in there.

Akirakorn on Oct 4, 2010



Johnny Crow on Oct 4, 2010


I will be requiring this to live

Tether on Oct 4, 2010


good. so i'm not the only guy that listens to movie soundtracks. lol. out of all my music on my zune, i made sure all of my soundtracks made it on. They certainly are a great team but $500? That's a whole friggin paycheck or at least it would be if I were working. Sleepy Hollow was one of my favorite films by these two by far. I've been wanting to see it for months. I own it but have no idea where it is. haha. And I wont be too eager to believe that this is some kind of publicity stunt. The guys have gone solid for over two decades and are obviously passionate about each other's work and their own. Go old guys.

Eli on Oct 5, 2010


This is cool, but it's not $500 cool....

DRM on Oct 5, 2010


I have to have my e-mail a few days ago. 5 bills...I would pay 3.

Clover on Oct 5, 2010


I kid you not, random itunes playlist and "breakfast machine" is playing as i type this. IMO, my fav collabo's were Pee Wee's Big adventure, Batman & Beetle Juice. cant distinctly remember any others. :-/ Elfman's got a great sound and it's distinct, but I couldnt listen and pinpoint and say: "that's the headless horseman soundtrack!!" just me

Solo Calrissian on Oct 5, 2010


I might have actually bought this...if it came with the blu rays of all the movies too.

Peace Love & GaGa on Oct 5, 2010


Burton's sketch of Large Marge transforming is so rad. They did a good job of transferring it to claymation.

Paul on Oct 5, 2010


I just got it in the mail yesterday. Trust me guys, it was worth it.

nat on Apr 8, 2011


I thought about it since it came out...and Elfmans gonna be releasing other Burton scores (Dark Shadows, for instance, and then Frankenweenie...)... I'd love to see what the deleted stuff for all that was...but, im not gonna wait for a vol 2 of another set. I'm stickin to the scores i already have by Elfman. Which happen to be all but the last 6. And I mean ALL Elfman scores. A huge fan, but, what i have is good enough for me. Besides, all the bad reviews (which, by far outnumber the good) im readin about (packaging defaults, discs not working, missing details, etc.) I'll wait on it... 

Cajarman on May 12, 2012

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