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 acquired 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 big circus.”
“It’s gotten to be very homogenized, very consolidated. There’s less room for different types of things,” Burton stated, in line with 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 have been slim.
“I can only deal with one universe, l can’t deal 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 Before Christmas” (by means of Touchstone) in 1993, 1996’s “James and the Giant Peach,” 2012’s “Frankenweenie” and “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 (together with 2016’s sequel) amongst different titles.
“I was hired and fired like several times throughout my career there,” he added. “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 subsequent venture, Addams Household spinoff sequence “Wednesday” for Netflix, is due out on November 23.