Tag: Planet of the Apes

On Tim Burton’s Dumbo

Last week’s announcement that Tim Burton will direct a remake of Disney’s Dumbo is a reminder that in Burton’s career we witness the convergence of the aesthetic logic of allusionism and the corporate logic of franchising.​


An Oscar for Andy?

20th Century Fox is mounting an Oscar campaign for The Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis. Tama Leaver examines the potential implications of this sort of virtual acting or ‘synthespian’ (synthetic thespian) performance for our understanding of what it means to act or perform.