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Burton in Wonderland

11.15.2007
You may have wondered how eccentric director Tim Burton would follow his musical bloodbath SWEENEY TODD. You probably didn't guess it would be an animated Disney movie.

Burton's next project will be a 3-D version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which will combine live-action footage with the "performance capture" animation that's (probably) about to be popularized by BEOWULF. The movie begins production in early 2008.

The trippy story, based on Lewis Carroll's classic literary nonsense, follows a young girl who travels through a rabbit-hole into a freaky fantasy realm filled with talking animals and various sanity-shattering situations. Which really makes it prime material for Burton's idiosyncratic vision, and likely to feature his signature accessible-Goth style (and Helena Bonham Carter). Disney's first animated version of the tale was more than 50 years ago.

ALICE is the first of Burton's Disney deal -- he's also doing a stop-motion 3-D feature of FRANKENWEENIE, based on his 1984 short about a young scientist who brings his dead dog back to life.
Extra Tidbit: Burton's really gonna have to work if he wants to out-strange his aesthetic cousin, Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer's hypnotically bizarre and disturbing version of Carroll's already surreal story.
Source: Variety

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2:33PM on 11/18/2007

Please Don't Do This...

Tim is a gifted filmmaker in case anyone hadn't noticed but this is complete and utter bullshit. First, I agree with my fellow bloggers in that it's just another adaptation or remake (sorry, they prefer "reimagining" to help themselves sleep at night). Second, hasn't AIW been told enough? Jesus this story is cliche`. Third, PC is just awful to me. Bob Zemeckis is throwing his true talents because he can't make his mind whether it's a cartoon or a live action. Why make it a cartoon if you're
Tim is a gifted filmmaker in case anyone hadn't noticed but this is complete and utter bullshit. First, I agree with my fellow bloggers in that it's just another adaptation or remake (sorry, they prefer "reimagining" to help themselves sleep at night). Second, hasn't AIW been told enough? Jesus this story is cliche`. Third, PC is just awful to me. Bob Zemeckis is throwing his true talents because he can't make his mind whether it's a cartoon or a live action. Why make it a cartoon if you're trying to make it look as real as possible? This is absurd. Pixar's films are awesome because they're actual cartoons. And now, Tim wants in on it. sigh.....
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3:31PM on 11/16/2007
Normally, I'd love to see Burton's adaptation of Wonderland...or Oz, for that matter (as a fan of Baum's original novel, I've never really cared for the '39 movie).

However, I absolutely @#$%ing loathe this gimmicky "performance capture" BS that just makes everyone look, move and act like zombified mannequins.
Normally, I'd love to see Burton's adaptation of Wonderland...or Oz, for that matter (as a fan of Baum's original novel, I've never really cared for the '39 movie).

However, I absolutely @#$%ing loathe this gimmicky "performance capture" BS that just makes everyone look, move and act like zombified mannequins.
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3:04PM on 11/16/2007
I have but one request...

Just give me Tim Burton's Wizard of Oz!
I have but one request...

Just give me Tim Burton's Wizard of Oz!
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12:11AM on 11/16/2007
Plus aren't there two other Alice-ish projects in the making (an adaptation of American McGee's video game and Marilyn Manson's "Phantasmagoria").
Plus aren't there two other Alice-ish projects in the making (an adaptation of American McGee's video game and Marilyn Manson's "Phantasmagoria").
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11:53PM on 11/15/2007
id have to agree with ABUCKLEY89, Burton has become a little lackadaisicle in his directing lately. This slow downward trend began with PLANET OF THE APES and certainly crashed with the timid remake of WONKA . Im hoping TODD brings back the nightmarish vision he held prior with HALLOW; otherwise we have another washed up childhood hero director on hand. If nothing else he could at least give Michael Keaton a call and offer a role opposite Johnny Depp. Does anyone know why Keaton and Burton
id have to agree with ABUCKLEY89, Burton has become a little lackadaisicle in his directing lately. This slow downward trend began with PLANET OF THE APES and certainly crashed with the timid remake of WONKA . Im hoping TODD brings back the nightmarish vision he held prior with HALLOW; otherwise we have another washed up childhood hero director on hand. If nothing else he could at least give Michael Keaton a call and offer a role opposite Johnny Depp. Does anyone know why Keaton and Burton dont work together anymore ?
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11:14PM on 11/15/2007
I don't want to see Burton's version of Alice for some reason.. He needs to make an original film... the last few films he's made have all been remakes or sequels or readaptations...

Plus, after seeing how his style has changed throughout the years I don't really wanna see his version of Alice in Wonderland. I'm more excited to see what Marilyn Manson was doing with it.
I don't want to see Burton's version of Alice for some reason.. He needs to make an original film... the last few films he's made have all been remakes or sequels or readaptations...

Plus, after seeing how his style has changed throughout the years I don't really wanna see his version of Alice in Wonderland. I'm more excited to see what Marilyn Manson was doing with it.
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