Odd man out Tim Burton takes on Disney classic Dumbo

Director Tim Burton revealed he has a special connection to Dumbo, having often been the oddball who does not fit in, but later goes on to prove his worth.
Director Tim Burton revealed he has a special connection to Dumbo, having often been the oddball who does not fit in, but later goes on to prove his worth.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LOS ANGELES - In person, director Tim Burton is as wonderfully weird as his films - quirky Gothic fables such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Alice In Wonderland (2010).

At a recent Beverly Hills press day for his newest movie, a remake of the 1940s animated classic Dumbo, the 60-year-old is a ball of off-kilter energy - a blur of fidgeting limbs under an Albert Einstein hairdo and wrinkled black suit.

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