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Tim Burton says AI-generated art is ‘like a robot taking your humanity.’

The beloved Beetlejuice filmmaker is the latest artist to speak out against AI image generators after a Buzzfeed article re-imagined famous Disney characters in his iconic style.

“I can’t describe the feeling it gives you,” he said. “It reminded me of when other cultures say, ‘Don’t take my picture because it is taking away your soul.’”

An AI-generated image of Sleeping Beauty in Tim Burton’s style.
Buzzfeed used Midjourney to generate this image of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Burton’s recognizably spooky style.
Image: Lauren Garafano / Midjourney