Tim Burton made a very bizarre adaptation of HANSEL & GRETEL in 1982 and we finally have the chance to see it!!
Hey Yo, Draven here.
Here is something cool for the Tim Burton fans out there. In 1982, Burton directed an adaptation of HANSEL AND GRETEL for Disney that aired on Halloween night on the Disney Channel. It featured an all-Japanese cast (Burton was apparently obsessed with Japanese culture at this time and it definitely shows), Japanese toys, kung fu fights, and apparently paid homage to the original GODZILLA film.
This was all made on a budget of $116,000 and obviously was not what Disney thought they were getting when they gave Burton the money to make the film. It never screened on television again, and only screened a few times as part of a traveling Burton exhibit by The Museum of Modern Art.
Thankfully, we live in an age where nothing is truly lost, (except THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED) and the film has been found and uploaded to YouTube for all of us to enjoy. Trust me, it is even more bizarre than it sounds and is a nice piece of film history.
Thanks to Pajiba for pointing it out, and thank you to YouTube user, unclesporkums for uploading this bit of insanity:
Hard to believe that this guy was just seven years away from making a big budget BATMAN film.
Follow me on Twitter here!
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Capone loved the pure joy of discovering the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!!! -- 74 total posts 74 posts
- Alex Kurtzman (as in Kurtzman and Orci) to direct the MUMMY reboot...yay?!! -- 282 total posts 17 posts
- International BIRDMAN Trailer Is Here!!! -- 142 total posts 13 posts
- Jeremy Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, ANT-MAN And Comic Con With Kevin Feige! -- 299 total posts 12 posts
- Trailer for MUDBLOODS - Documentary About Real Life Muggle Quidditch Players! -- 106 total posts 9 posts
- Capone dances the line between loving Chadwick Boseman as James Brown and frustration with the rest of GET ON UP!!! -- 9 total posts 9 posts
- Harry says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is better than German Chocolate Cake & means it!!! -- 761 total posts 8 posts
- Disney Taking The Ol' Bait-And-Switch Route With Teaser For INTO THE WOODS! -- 104 total posts 7 posts
- First Poster for THE HATEFUL EIGHT Arrives, Confirming 2015 Release! -- 212 total posts 5 posts
- 5th Week of July 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: LYNCH - HERZOG - JAA - ARONOFSKY - KASDAN - WOODSTOCK!!! -- 344 total posts 4 posts