Ah, Mr Burton. He’s like an emo fairy who taps franchises with his wand and turns them his own special brand of spooky.
His most recent endeavor is rebooting Disney classic animation Dumbo. At the recent D23 Expo, Disney gave audiences a first look at the new 3D Dumbo the elephant – and it’s pretty terrifying.
A life-size model of the character was wheeled onstage during the event. Departing from the original, Dumbo is no longer cute and has dead, glassy eyes.
If you’re wondering how Burton’s vision of Dumbo might have looked animated, check out this drawing by Vaughn Pinpin.