Gary Zukav is an American spiritual teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers. Beginning in 1998, he appeared more than 30 times on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss transformation in human consciousness concepts presented in his book The Seat of the Soul. His first book, The Dancing Wu Li Masters , won a U.S. National Book Award.
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was an American comedian, actor, author, and artist. Beginning in 1960, Winters recorded many classic comedy albums for the Verve Records label. He also had records released every decade for over 50 years, receiving 11 Grammy nominations, including eight for Best Comedy Album, during his career. From these nominations, he won the Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for his contribution to an adaptation of The Little Prince in 1975 and the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album for Crank Calls in 1996.
Timothy Walter Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator. He is known for his dark, gothic, and eccentric horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice , Edward Scissorhands , The Nightmare Before Christmas , Ed Wood , Sleepy Hollow , Corpse Bride , Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , Dark Shadows , and Frankenweenie . He is also known for blockbusters such as the adventure comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure , the superhero films Batman and its first sequel Batman Returns , the sci-fi film Planet of the Apes , the fantasy drama Big Fish , the musical adventure film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , and the fantasy film Alice in Wonderland .
Charles Henry Selick is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline. He studied at the Program in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, under the guidance of Jules Engel.