Tim Burton Unlikely To Collaborate With Disney Again
A famous filmmaker recently made some substantial comments regarding the future of his work. Sadly, it looks as if Tim Burton is unlikely to collaborate with Disney again.
Burton is known for iconic movies such as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo, to name a few. His collaboration with Disney began in the 1980s when he was a student at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, Santa Clarita.
Walt Disney Productions animation division offered Burton an animator’s apprenticeship at the studio after being impressed by a short he created, Stalk of the Celery Monster. His early work for Disney includes the films, The Fox and the Hound, Tron, and The Black Cauldron, although his concept art was never featured in the final products.
Recently, Burton attended the Lumiere Festival in France where he received an award. While at the event, he dished about his future with the Walt Disney Company.
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Apparently, his realization came after working on Dumbo, released in 2019. He states, “The thing about Dumbo, is that’s why I think my days with Disney are done, I realized that I was Dumbo, that I was working in this horrible big circus and I needed to escape.”
According to Deadline, in reference to The Walt Disney Company, he added, “It’s gotten to be very homogenized, very consolidated. There’s less room for different types of things.” He also mentioned he would never participate in a Marvel film.
Burton said, “I can only deal with one universe, l can’t deal with a multi-universe.” Referencing his past work with Disney, the filmmaker admits, “I was hired and fired like several times throughout my career there.”
While you can never say never, it seems that Burton has made up his mind, at least for now, much to the disappointment of fans. Burton’s films have been hugely popular with the Disney community, so this news won’t likely be well received.
Burton is currently working on an Addams Family spinoff series which premieres on Netflix on November 23. While we respect his decision, we hope this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of the beloved filmmaker when it comes to Disney projects.