Tim Burton and Disney have a long-standing relationship. He was, after all, notoriously fired by Disney while making the 1984 black & white short Frankenweenie, which would later become a feature-length Stop-Motion adventure for the studio. Before that, he worked as an uncredited animator on the 1981 classic The Fox and the Hound and the live-action 1982 sci-fi cult classic Tron. He has since reunited with the studio to direct the live-action blockbuster smash hit Alice in Wonderland in 2010. And in 2018, he will bestow the world with his live-action/CGI adaptation of Dumbo. But now, one enterprising artist as set out to discover what 10 classic Disney animated movies may have looked like with Tim Burton steering the wheel.
Andrew Tarusov, an artist and animator from Moscow, has designed a special set of movie posters. These ten images even include Dumbo as they set out to reimagine and recreate some of the greatest animated movies of all time. Also included in the set are 1938's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1961's 101 Dalmatians, and 1994's The Lion King, which gets reimagined in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas.Read More
Production is underway on visionary filmmakerTim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere March 4, 2016, starsEva Green,Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd,Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing under the Chernin Entertainment banner. The screenplay is by Jane Goldman.
The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.Read More
With Tim Burton set to direct the live-action remake of Disney's Dumbo, PETA sent a letter to the director this morning calling on him to give the film a new ending-one in which Dumbo escapes the confinement and abuse of the entertainment industry and lives out his life in a sanctuary. The letter comes just days after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it would be removing all elephant acts from its shows by 2018 as a result of increasing public concern about the animals."We're hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry," writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.
In its letter, PETA-whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to use for entertainment"-also thanks Burton for using computer-generated imagery, not live elephants, to portray Dumbo's animal characters.Read More
Way back in July of last year, Disney announced that it is bringing the 1941 classic animated adventure Dumbo back to theaters with a new live-action take on the story. Today it was announced that Tim Burton will direct that movie. This is the second time Tim Burton has taken one of Disney's animated classics and given it a human-spin, following the box office success of 2010's Alice in Wonderland.
Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey announced the director earlier this morning. Dumbo is still in development and does not yet have a release date. It is just one of a number of animated movies-turned-live action for the studio, with Cinderella in theaters this week. Disney is also currently in production on a live-action/CGI take on The Jungle Book directed by Jon Favreau, which will be in theaters April of next year. This will be followed by Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, which comes out in May 2016. And Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens is planned for 2017.Read More
Naturally, since Tim Burton wouldn't elaborate further, it isn't known exactly what he meant when he said he wouldn't call the project a sequel. It seems unlikely that they will go the prequel route, since both Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are coming back as Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz, 26 years after originating the characters. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg wrote the screenplay for this follow-up, but no story details have surfaced quite yet, and it isn't known when the project may get the green light.
Even if Beetlejuice 2 isn't a traditional sequel, it seems clear that there will be enough elements from the original in place to give the fans what they've been asking for since the late 1980s. While this project may in fact be close to happening, nothing has been confirmed yet, and it isn't known when production will begin. Do you want to see Beetlejuice 2 happen, or do you think the original should be left alone? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
Are you excited that Lydia Deetz will be back in Beetlejuice 2? It's still unclear when production may begin on this highly-anticipated sequel, but it seems that many of the elements are in place for this follow-up to move forward. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further updates as soon as more information becomes available.
Beetlejuice 2 is in development .Read More