The 65-year-old filmmaker discussed his thoughts during a September interview with The Independent. Burton elaborated on the pitfalls of using AI for animation in response to a Buzzfeed article that reworked Disney characters into the “Burton look” using this type of technology.
“They had AI do my versions of Disney characters!” the “Beetlejuice” director said. “I can’t describe the feeling it gives you. It reminded me of when other cultures say, ‘Don’t take my picture because it is taking away your soul.’”
He continued, “What it does is it sucks something from you. It takes something from your soul or psyche; that is very disturbing, especially if it has to