Business Week offers a profile of Tim Burton regarding his new film ALICE IN WONDERLAND, for Disney. The article specifically notes the irony of the director’s return to the Mouse House, with which he has had a decidedly on again and off again relationship:
“Alice in Wonderland” marks Burton’s latest reunion with Walt Disney Studios, where he started his career as an animator 30 years ago.
“It’s the weirdest thing, but it’s true. I didn’t really realize it, but I go, I do, I get kicked out, and I go, and I do, I get kicked out. I think this is the third or fourth or fifth time that’s happened,” Burton, 51, said in an interview.
The article also briefly mentions Burton’s upcoming efforts, a feature version of DARK SHADOWS, starring Johnny Depp (presumably as Barnabas Collins, the sympathetic vampire previously played on television by Jonathan Frid and Ben Cross) and a feature-length, stop-motion rendition of his early Disney short subject, FRANKENWEENIE.