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Reubens also co-wrote the script with Phil Hartman and Michael Varhol. Described as a "parody" or "farce version" of the Italian classic Bicycle Thieves ,   it is the tale of Pee-wee Herman's nationwide search for his stolen bicycle. The producers and Reubens hired Burton to direct when they were impressed with his work on Vincent and Frankenweenie. Filming took place in both California and Texas. It eventually developed into a cult film and has since accumulated positive feedback.
Feel free to pitch in or suggest your own discussion points. His feature-length debut was the best possible vehicle for one Pee-wee Herman, a flesh-and-blood character who was every bit as preposterous as Yosemite Sam or Daffy Duck. Tashlin made his masterpieces with human cartoon characters like Jerry Lewis and Jayne Mansfield; Burton had Pee-wee Herman, backed by a supporting cast of characters that often look like cartoons rendered flesh—or, in the case of Large Marge, begin as human beings and become grotesque cartoons. Like the work of early Disney and Looney Tunes, the film illustrates a willingness, even eagerness, to traumatize children, to fill their suggestible minds with the kind of nightmarish imagery that keeps kids up all night.