Tim Burton Calls Dumbo 2019 His Final Disney Film (Possibly)

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Dumbo in Disney's 2019 live action remake.

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You could recall that a couple of years in the past, Disney launched a reside motion remake of the 1941 animated movie Dumbo. Directed by Tim Burton of Beetlejuice fame (or any variety of movies, actually), the remake wasn’t notably well received, even by the requirements of Disney’s various remakes over the last decade and alter.

Disney and Burton have been longtime collaborators for many years—outdoors of Nightmare, his remake for Alice in Wonderland arguably helped begin Disney’s remake obsession after it remodeled a billion {dollars} and received two Academy Awards. Even with that, although, the reside motion Dumbo which will have finally introduced that relationship to an finish. At Lyon’s Lumière Pageant, the place he acquired the Prix Lumière award for his contribution to the movie business over the a long time, Burton somewhat plainly stated that he believes he’s accomplished with Disney after the remake. “I noticed that I used to be Dumbo, that I used to be working on this horrible large circus and I wanted to flee,” he stated. “That film is kind of autobiographical at a sure stage.”

And in case you have been questioning if the person would change his tune for the prospect to direct an MCU or Star Wars film (what, from both franchise, may presumably be directed by Tim Burton, of all folks?), that’s a tough no. He known as Disney’s general franchise focus “very homogenized, very consolidated. 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.”

He could also be accomplished with Disney, however Burton isn’t onerous up for work. In a couple of weeks, his Addams Household collection Wednesday will premiere on Netflix and will likely be his first TV collection he’s labored on in over 20 years. He additionally should have an lively relationship with fellow longtime collaborator Warner Bros., or may flip his eye in direction of one other firm like Blumhouse for future tasks.

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