In the 1989 movie "Batman", who designed the balloons? They seem like something Tim Burton would have designed, and look a lot like his designs and drawings, but I couldn't find a confirmation of this anywhere.

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It's circumstantial but I've been able to find these concept storyboards from the 1989 film. They were disposed of as part of a "Tim Burton Memorabilia auction". You can see the crude lines of the balloons as well as the fact that several are different from their final film incarnations.

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Based on the initials on the boards, I would say that it's highly likely that the design of the balloons was a collaborative effort between TB (Tim Burton) and MW (Michael White)

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