Tim Burton Making 3-D Alice in Wonderland for Disney

Also: The return of Frankenweenie!

by | November 16, 2007 | Comments

He’s already taken filmgoers to Sleepy Hollow and into Willy Wonka’s factory — and now, Variety reports, Tim Burton will team up with Disney to give audiences a new take on Alice in Wonderland.

Burton’s Wonderland is part of a new two-picture deal with Disney, one which will also find him bringing an expanded version of his 1984 short film, Frankenweenie, to theaters. Oh, and did we mention that both pictures will be shown in 3-D? Read on:

“Alice in Wonderland”…will combine performance-capture imagery, currently seen in “Beowulf,” with live-action footage.

After “Alice,” Burton will helm and produce “Frankenweenie,” based on his 1984 short film about a pet dog brought back to life by his loyal owner. Pic will be shot in stop-motion animation and shown in digital 3-D.

As the article points out, Disney has been looking to increase its 3-D presence for some time now, and new technology has only helped fuel the studio’s ardor. Disney’s Oren Aviv tells Variety that Burton was the only director the studio wanted for the Alice script, proving that occasionally, the studio heads really do know what they’re doing.

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

ESPN Toys Rocky Hulu Music VH1 Action 2016 007 WGN History TV Land Podcast MTV The CW Crackle Biopics SundanceTV Summer Photos Emmys Syfy adventure Animation Universal American Society of Cinematographers harry potter Starz Mystery TruTV TNT MSNBC Horror Reality Competition Masterpiece Food Network Ghostbusters singing competition Fantasy Infographic Amazon Esquire Country FOX Character Guide DirecTV vampires IFC Lionsgate Valentine's Day Watching Series Fall TV sports Cosplay Polls and Games AMC Grammys GoT Sneak Peek BBC Box Office DC Comics Spring TV Pop BET Lifetime Pirates TCM Bravo Logo Trailer Thanksgiving PBS Election TCA President Adult Swim SDCC Year in Review BBC America Comedy CMT CBS All Access Set visit travel comiccon Nickelodeon E! NBC Cartoon Network Countdown Sundance Showtime thriller docudrama cinemax Musicals science fiction USA Opinion NYCC cooking ABC Family sitcom Interview Superheroes El Rey CNN Writers Guild of America Extras TCA 2017 Red Carpet Holidays serial killer ABC Nominations Tumblr Comedy Central A&E FX Disney 2015 Marvel boxoffice TIFF Tomatazos LGBTQ crime thriller Kids & Family Drama Fox News First Look dramedy Premiere Dates ITV Netflix Nat Geo Star Wars Winter TV PaleyFest 24 frames CBS Winners Oscars Sci-Fi Marathons Reality TBS Awards Certified Fresh politics Rock period drama Best and Worst crime drama diversity social media OWN 2017 FXX Schedule Trivia Disney Channel GIFs Video Games Rom-Com VICE Calendar Martial Arts HBO discovery Exclusive Video GLAAD Freeform