Very cool breaking news. Tim Burton will be returning to Disney very soon. According to SCI-FI Wire:
"Director Tim Burton has signed a two-picture deal with his longtime studio, Disney , that will see him direct and produce 3-D movies of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and a remake of his short Frankenweenie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Alice adaptation will be a combination of live-action and performance-capture animation and will be based on a script by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King). It will be produced by longtime Burton collaborator Richard Zanuck and former Disney chairman Joe Roth, with Jennifer and Suzanne Todd.
Filming will begin in early 2008, with a production completion date in May 08.
Burton will then segue to produce and direct a full-length motion picture version of his cult favorite 1984 film short, 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
Both movies will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D."