Three years before he made Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Tim Burton was given $116,000 by Disney to make a TV movie of Hansel and Gretel.
It aired on Halloween night, 1982 and never again. It’s a bizarre – even by HIS standards – experience and features a cast of Japanese actors (Burton was fascinated by Japanses cinema and culture). The story is that Disney, despite financing it, didn’t pay attention to what Burton was doing and after it aired they ensured it wasn’t seen again.
But we all know these days that’s it’s almost impossible to truly ‘lose’ anything.
It’s been found and posted by Youtube user Uncle Sporkums, thus ensuring it will live on…
This is probably the weariest thing you’ll see today, seriously, nothing can prepare you for this.