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Tim Burton to make 3-D "Alice in Wonderland"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tim Burton has signed a deal with the Walt Disney Co. to direct and produce 3-D movies based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and his own short film “Frankenweenie.”

The “Alice” adaptation, combining live-action and performance-capture technology, will start shooting in early 2008.

Burton will then start work on a full-length version of his 1984 cult favorite “Frankenweenie,” about a pet dog who is brought back to life by his loyal owner in a very unusual way. The film will be shot in stop-motion animation.

Burton is putting the finishing touches on the Johnny Depp musical “Sweeney Todd,” which DreamWorks/Paramount will release domestically next month.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter