4. One of Tim’s favorite characters he’s ever come up with is Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, version of Jack can be seen in cameos in Tim’s other movies!

You can spot him in James and the Giant PeachAlice in WonderlandCoraline and Sleepy Hollow! It’s time to rewatch those movies!

5. Even though he directed Planet of the Apes, Tim actually has a huge fear of chimpanzees! “You don’t know whether chimps are going to kill you or kiss you. They’re very open on some levels and much more evil in a certain way.”

Good for him! It’s all about tackling your biggest fears!