Tim Burton invites fans into his world

The film director hopes to inspire people with his new art exhibition in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Tim Burton is on a mission to inspire.

The film director hopes his art exhibition in Hong Kong will motivate others to embark on creative pursuits.

The World Of Tim Burton features over 500 pieces of his work, ranging from childhood illustrations to props from motion pictures he has directed.

"The key thing is just to create. You know, whatever you do - writing, music, drawing - anything. You know, I think that everybody has that in them, and I think it's worth everybody exploring it for themselves," he said.

Known for directing Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mr Burton spoke about how his career developed.

"I mean, when I was at Disney, I was lucky because I was a Disney animator working on 'Fox and the Hound' and I was so bad at it that I couldn't - all the foxes looked like they had been run over by a car. You know, they were not very good. So that actually, because I was so bad at doing that, I got the opportunity to something broad," said Mr Burton. 

The World of Tim Burton will be shown in Hong Kong until January 23, 2017.