It’s been years since Tim Burton made a movie worthy of the “FROM THE DIRECTOR OF BEETLEJUICE” billing. Big Eyes was fine, but forgettable; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street relied on atmosphere more than story; and the less said about Alice In Wonderland, the better.
But occasionally, it’s nice to be reminded of Burton’s brilliance. After all, he did give us Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Coraline (even if the last two are more indebted to Henry Selick’s weirdo brilliance than Burton’s). His distinct gothic style can still be seen in the bedrooms of high-school emo kids, Hot Topics everywhere, and the artwork of Andrew Tarusov, who wondered “what if Tim Burton directed all Disney classic movies?” Why, it’d look a little something like this.
Tarusov told Hello Giggles that he loves “how Burton’s style looks vintage, chic, and cute all at the same time. His work is often marketed as ‘horror’ movies, but at the same time, it’s not a horror… It could be any genre.”
Like live-action remakes of flying elephant movies, presumably starring Johnny Depp-in-a-funny-wig as Jim Crow (can’t be any worse than the Tonto uproar). For more, check out Andrew Tarusov’s website.
(Via Andrew Tarusov)