Tim Burton says ‘Dumbo’ was most likely his final Disney movie

Tim Burton’s most up-to-date Disney movie, a 2019 remake of “Dumbo,” might be his final.

The prolific director-producer revealed Saturday throughout a press convention on the Lumière Pageant in Lyon, France, that he has grow to be disillusioned with the Home of Mouse and is unlikely to work with the studio on future initiatives, in accordance with Deadline.

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3:03 p.m. Oct. 23, 2022A earlier model of this text incorrectly said that Tim Burton directed “Corpse Bride” for Disney. “Corpse Bride” was distributed by Warner Bros.

After launching his profession as an animation artist at Disney, Burton went on to direct and/or produce a number of motion pictures for the leisure firm, together with “Frankenweenie” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

“My history is that I started out there,” Burton stated, in accordance with Deadline.

“I was hired and fired, like, several times throughout my career there. 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 filmmaker added that whereas Disney nonetheless sometimes makes standalone, unique options, most of its content material revolves round Marvel, Pixar and “Star Wars” franchises. And he’s not keen on helming a Marvel film.

“It’s gotten to be very homogenized, very consolidated. There’s less room for different types of things,” he stated. “I can only deal with one universe, l can’t deal with a multi-universe.”

At this 12 months’s Lumière Pageant, Burton was awarded the distinguished Prix Lumière. His first directorial effort since “Dumbo” debuted to lackluster evaluations is “Wednesday,” an “Addams Family” spinoff sequence. It stars rising scream queen Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and premieres Nov. 23 on Netflix.