Tim Burton has stated that he is very unlikely to work with Disney again
Speaking out about his time spent working with Disney, Tim Burton has stated that he has no plans to return in the role of director.
Over the weekend, the director traveled to France to accept an honorary Prix Lumière at the festival’s annual Lumiere event. He compared working for the corporation to Dumbo being stuck in “this horrible big circus” during a news conference on Saturday.
It is become quite standardized and centralized. According to Deadline, Burton remarked, “There is less room for different kinds of things.”
Burton claimed that the likelihood of his future involvement in the MCU was low because Disney is now primarily focused on its tentpole projects, which are mostly within the Star Wars and Marvel movie worlds.
I simply not handle a universe where there are multiple realities, he said.
In 2019, Burton reworked Disney’s “Dumbo” for a live-action remake. The director of “Beetlejuice” got his start at Disney as a junior animator on films like “The Fox and the Hound” (1981). His subsequent filmography includes the 1993 Touchstone release of “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” the 1996 release of “James and the Giant Peach,” the 2012 release of “Frankenweenie,” and the 2010 and 2016 releases of “Alice in Wonderland.”
“I was hired and fired like several times throughout my career there,” he explained. “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. That movie is quite autobiographical at a certain level.”
The director’s next work, a Netflix series called “Wednesday” based on the Addams Family, will premiere on November 23.