‘Pinocchio’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the Disney classics if Tim Burton made them

Gothic atmospheres, distorted bodies and marginalized characters would inhabit Disney animated films if Tim Burton were their creator.

Tim Burtondirector of The big fish Y merlindoes not hide that one of his main influences is Margaret Keane, whose paintings consist of the portraits of children, women, dogs and cats with huge eyeballs. The influence of the American painter is so profound in the filmmaker that she even pays tribute to him in the biopic Large eyesstarring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

These physical features that emphasize dilated pupils are perceived in some creatures that inhabit the fantastic universe embodied in his stop-motion films.including The strange world of Jack Y the corpse of the bride. Now, picking up on these physical qualities, artist Andrew Tarusov imagines what classic Disney movies would look like if they were given the Burton visual treatment.

‘dumbo’

Andrey Tarusov

With his live-action Dumbo, Burton not only reinterprets, but also expands the 64-minute 1941 animated film. The director removes the chattering animals from the original and instead focuses on the human characters. But if the director had gone for animation, chances are that not only the huge ears would stand out, but also the big eyes.

‘Pinocchio’


Andrey Tarusov

Tarusov imagines what Pinocchio would look like, the character created by Carlo Collodi and brought to the movies by Disney, Matteo Garrone and recently Guillermo del Toro. The artist resorts to huge circles drawn with thick lines that emphasize the holes in the wooden puppet that should be occupied by his eyes.

‘The little Mermaid’


Andrey Tarusov

Burton’s eccentric and inventive world would fit nicely into the vastness of the oceans. The protagonist of The Little Mermaid is a young woman who questions limits and the notion of “normality”, concepts that the director of The Young Man of Scissors has also challenged with her endearing marginalized and misfit characters.

‘101 Dalmatians’


Andrey Tarusov

101 Dalmatians, the 1961 animated film was a huge box office success at a time when the company needed to recover financially, and Disney has returned multiple times to make sequels, reboots, and new variations. A crossover between these dogs and the memorable Sparky, the main mascot in Frankenweenie, would not be unreasonable.

‘Snow White’


Andrey Tarusov

Adapted from the iconic fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs addressed the themes of cruelty, revenge and jealousy that the Evil Queen feels towards the young woman in a very lukewarm way. Surely this would be dark enough stuff for a new interpretation from the Beetlejuice director’s eye.

‘Sleeping Beauty’


Andrey Tarusov

Disney has always used dark fairy tales as their primary source to twist them into family tales. Perhaps Burton could keep the tone of the source material in Sleeping Beauty to transform what is apparently a beautiful love story into a wicked tale of a stranger’s obsession with young Aurora.

‘Pinocchio’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the Disney classics if Tim Burton made them