Tim Burton is sounding off on his earlier working relationship with Disney, saying he’s unlikely to return to the corporate as a director sooner or later.
The filmmaker attended the Lumiere Pageant in France over the weekend, the place he obtained the honorary Prix Lumière award. He spoke at a press convention on Saturday the place he likened working for the corporate to the character Dumbo being trapped in “this horrible huge circus.”
“It’s gotten to be very homogenized, very consolidated. There’s much less room for several types of issues,” Burton stated, based on Deadline.
Burton famous that Disney is now largely centered on its tentpole franchises primarily throughout the Star Wars and Marvel cinematic universes and of his potential involvement within the MCU sooner or later, he stated possibilities had been slim.
“I can solely cope with one universe, l can’t cope with a multi-universe,” he stated.
Burton final collaborated with Disney on 2019’s live-action reimagining of “Dumbo.” The “Beetlejuice” director first labored for the Mouse Home as junior animator for movies like 1981’s “The Fox and the Hound.” He went on to direct films like “A Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” (via Touchstone) in 1993, 1996’s “James and the Big Peach,” 2012’s “Frankenweenie” and “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 (together with 2016’s sequel) amongst different titles.
“I used to be employed and fired like a number of instances all through my profession there,” he added. “The factor about ‘Dumbo,’ is that’s why I feel my days with Disney are carried out, I noticed that I used to be Dumbo, that I used to be working on this horrible huge circus and I wanted to flee. That film is sort of autobiographical at a sure stage.”
The director’s subsequent venture, Addams Household spinoff collection “Wednesday” for Netflix, is due out on November 23.