“I can identify the negative, soul-destroying side”: Tim Burton Revealed Disney’s Dark Side That Was Indirectly Responsible for Michael Keaton’s Batman 

Tim Burton Revealed Disney’s Dark Side That Was Indirectly Responsible for Michael Keaton’s Batman
Featured Video

There is no doubt that Disney has both a good side and a bad. Tim Burton and Robbie Williams have both been witnesses of the same. Burton has done some of the most incredible and critically acclaimed movies that fans have often turned into cult classics. His creations are unique and memorable, enough for his reputation to grow manifolds.

Advertisement
Tim Burton
Tim Burton

Big corporations often have ways of working that may or may not work well with others, this leads to quite a bit of back and forth between people. Burton was no different seeing that his perception of the company also changed drastically after he began working for them. This led to the director revealing some things about how Disney isn’t all rainbows and sunshine as it appears to be.

Also Read: “It’s like a robot taking your humanity”: Tim Burton Was Horrified With AI Drawing His Own Paintings Despite Claiming a Few Did Leave Him Impressed

Advertisement

Tim Burton Saw the Dark Side of Disney

Tim Burton worked with Disney for a brief period of time. There he had some interesting experiences. However, he saw in depth what it actually meant to work in such a big corporation. While talking to the Independent, he talked about things that were much different than what people were used to seeing.

Tim Burton
Tim Burton

“I guess it’s like Burbank, only worse… it’s like a family. I can look back and recognise the many, many positives of working there, and all the opportunities I’ve had. I can acknowledge each and every one of those very deeply, and very positively. Equally, on the other side, I can identify the negative, soul-destroying side. As in life, it’s a mixed bag.”

He commented on how things had been rather contrasting from time to time when it came to Disney. Although there were some really happy days, there was a much darker side of the company that was mostly kept hidden. He referred to it as a ‘mixed bag,’ stating that there was a balance in a rather ugly manner. He eventually left the company, leading to him making Michael Keaton’s Batman.

Also Read: “It was like demon possession”: Michael Keaton Impressed Beetlejuice 2 Director With His Role Despite Claiming “He had no burning desire” To Reprise Iconic Role

Advertisement

Tim Burton Became a Real Vampire

Tim Burton had once gotten his wisdom teeth removed while he was working with Disney and the entire experience had been amusing not just for him but the entire office. John Musker had explained as to how things had gone from amusing to a bloody mess in a matter of minutes. While talking to the Independent, Tim Burton confirmed the situation as well.

Tim Burton
Tim Burton

 “I was following him around as he did this. He ultimately lost enough blood that they had to send him across the street to the hospital. He was about to pass out. It was kind of a stunt, but Tim played it totally straight. He wouldn’t break character.”

He had apparently been running around the halls still bleeding from his gums, chasing everyone as if he was a real vampire. This kept on going until the director lost a concerning amount of blood and was forced to go to the hospital.

Also Read: “That’s how I ended up getting it”: Tim Burton’s Rejection of 1991 Movie Helped Launch Director Who Later Turned Down Oscar-Winning Tom Hanks Film

Advertisement

Source: Independent

Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

Articles Published: 1604

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.