Filmmaker Tim Burton didn’t maintain again on his ideas towards Disney throughout a press convention in France on Saturday.
Burton, who was in Lyon to obtain a lifetime achievement award from the Lumière Pageant, weighed in on the standing of his relationship with the corporate he began working for within the early ’80s.
Burton has labored on a number of motion pictures for the studio together with “The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas,” “James and the Big Peach”and the 2010 model of “Alice in Wonderland” over his profession.
Burton stated his most up-to-date film with the studio, a 2019 live-action remake of “Dumbo,” will probably be his final there following his unsatisfactory time making it, Deadline reported.
“The factor about ‘Dumbo,’ is that’s why I feel my days with Disney are performed, I spotted that I used to be Dumbo, that I used to be working on this horrible massive circus and I wanted to flee,” Burton stated. “That film is sort of autobiographical at a sure stage.”
Burton additionally mentioned the studio’s penchant for fashionable franchises reminiscent of Star Wars and Marvel, including that he’d by no means make a superhero film for the latter franchise.
“It’s gotten to be very homogenized, very consolidated,” Burton stated. “There’s much less room for various kinds of issues. I can solely cope with one universe, l can’t cope with a multi-universe.”
It isn’t the primary time this 12 months that Burton has spoken out a couple of studio.
Burton slammed Warner Bros. for replacing him as “Batman” director and alleged that the studio deemed his “Batman” motion pictures — the primary two in a 4 film collection that resulted in 1997 — “too darkish,” Empire magazine reported in June.
“They went the opposite means, that’s the humorous factor about it,” Burton stated.
“However then I used to be like, ‘Wait a minute. Okay. Maintain on a second right here. You complain about me, I’m too bizarre, I’m too darkish, and then you definitely put nipples on the costume? Go fuck your self.’ Severely,” he stated. “So, yeah, I feel that’s why I didn’t find yourself [doing a third film].”