Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland premieres this weekend, and while some are eager in anticipation, others are rolling their eyes at yet another Burton-ization of a story they’ve heard many times before (See: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes). While the stories themselves have been done to death, Burton’s motifs have begun to grow as tired and predictable as the story beats. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter star, check. Macabre imagery, check. Danny Elfman score, check.
Meanwhile, the good folks over at College Humor show us just what exactly goes on in a Tim Burton pitch meeting:
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