Tim Burton Returns to Disney for “Alice” and “Frankenweenie” features (part two)

Sci-fi Wire blog has been on a bit of a Tim Burton kick lately (or perhaps they got a bunch of news at once and have been doling it out like candy). First they talked with Burton about his upcoming feature length retelling of his cult favorite "Frankenweenie" film. While the original short was live action, this expansion will be done using one of Burton’s best mediums, Stop Motion Animation.

We’re going to do that real low-budget," Burton said in an interview while promoting his latest film, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
"The thing that excites me about it and that will make it different is
that when I look at my original drawings, there are certain things that
are in those that I couldn’t get in the live action when I made the
film. So I’m quite excited to try to get a certain emotion and other
characters in the new version, and I want to make it a slightly bigger

Then a couple days later Sci-fi Wire added this story about Burton’s other film for Disney, and updated take on "Alice In Wonderland".

"The stories are like drugs for children, you know?" Burton said. "It’s
like, ‘Whoa, man.’ The imagery, they’ve never quite nailed making it
compelling as a full story. So I think it’s an interesting challenge to

"Drugs for Children"… Yep that’s what I think of when I put on a Disney movie for my child…not. I can hear Disney PR cringing from here.

What other Disney world’s would you like to see Burton have his take on? I’d love to see a Burton section in the next Fantasia version (they are going to continue to update that every 10 years or so, right?)

Part one here.

2 thoughts on “Tim Burton Returns to Disney for “Alice” and “Frankenweenie” features (part two)”

  1. ooo, I never thought of a Burton section of Fantastia. I see the next Fantasia (there will be one I hope) as a mixture of different animation styles, moreso than ever before. I would love to see 2-D animation, and all CGI number, and Burton would be great to direct a claymation section.

  2. I’m excited to see Tim Burton’s take on Alice. I also think his collaborations with Henry Sellick and stop motion animation always bring something to be desired. His stuff always has style and ingenuity, something most directors can’t always say.

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