Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short horror film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and produced by Rick Heinricks. It is the story of a 7-year-old boy, Vincent Malloy, who pretends to be like the actor Vincent Price (who narrates the film). He does experiments on his dog Abercrombie. He is obsessed with the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and it is his detachment from reality when reading them that leads to his delusions that he is in fact a tortured artist, deprived of the woman he loves, mirroring certain parts of Poe’s “The Raven”. It is the second Disney horror film, the first being The watcher in the woods. At approximately six minutes in length, there is currently no individual release of the film except for a few bootleg releases. The film is narrated by actor Vincent Price a lifelong idol and inspiration for Burton. From this relationship, Price would go on to appear in Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Vincent Price later said that the film was “the most gratifying thing that ever happened. It was immortality, better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard”.

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