All of Tim Burton’s original films (Frankenweenie, Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas and, Corpse Bride) are connected
He was just a simple boy, until he lost his mind. He tried to turn his dog Abercrombie into a zombie, which resulted in the dog being given away.
Abercrombie is eventually adopted by Victor who renamed him Sparky.
Vincents “Wife” / Sally
Vincent’s “Wife” never existed, but he insisted that he buried her alive and killed her. He tried to bring her back to life, to rebuild her.
This resulted in the creation of “Sally” who later “died” and now resides in Halloween Town.
After the events of Frankenweenie:
Sparky eventually dies, for good. They bury him once again in the pet cemetery. He becomes a spirit in another world called Halloween Town and is adopted by Jack Skellington there and renamed “Zero.”
This is why Zero’s nose glows in the afterlife.
(Fun fact: Zero’s gravestone is seen in the Pet cemetery as Victor is walking toward Sparky’s grave.)
Edgar ‘E’ Gore
*NOTE: They both have three teeth. 2 on the left and 1 on the right.
Were-rat / Wolfman
Bob (seamonkey kid)
Which leads us to after the second (and final) death of Sparky.
Victor’s parents buy him a new dog, in an attempt to help him get over Sparky. This dogs name is Scraps. Scraps, too, eventually dies (of unknown causes).
After losing a second dog Victor loses it and runs away, eventually being adopted by the Van Dort’s.
Shortly after being adopted he is forced into an arranged marriage to Victoria Everglot, whose parents, Finis and Maudeline, set up the marriage to save them from the poor house.
It is no big secret that Victor from Frankenweenie and Victor from Corpse Bride, look eerily similar.
Some people chalk this up to “Tim Burton’s Style,” but the truth is.. They’re the SAME PERSON!
Elsa Van Helsing
She was Victors neighbor. They seemed to have a childhood crush and some chemistry between one another. After Victor runs away she slips into a deep depression, becoming an empty shell of a girl. Her parents don’t know how to deal with her or help her and decide the only option is to give her up for adoption.
Wanting to move forward and forget everything that has happened, she changes her name to Lydia in an attempt to start over. She is eventually adopted by Delia and Charles Deetz, and moves into Barbara and Adam Maitland’s old house at the beginning of Beetlejuice.
*NOTE: Small lips, big eyes, eccentric hair styles.
Mr. Burgemeister & Finis Everglot
Weird Girl / Kim
This leads to the events of Edward Scissorhands, where we learn that her name is Kim.
That’s it! What do you think? Got anything to add?
Vincent, Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas and, Corpse Bride.
MOVIES TO BE COVERED (feel free to contribute):
PEE-WEE, MARS ATTACKS, BIG FISH