What Burton's remake lacked was a script which had something to say. The original POTA was a very layered story line, one of the benefit's of having Twilight Zone's Rod Serling do a few drafts of the script.
Tim Burton doesn't seem to have any opinion on politics, class system, civil rights, or a social conscience. He's all about art and imagery. His films are self contained and don't seem to connect with real-world human problems. Ed Wood might be the only film of his that did.
The scene in Burton's remake where the 2 apes seem to be engaging in primate sex play was played for laughs but is just a funny scene in the film. By comparison the courtroom scene in he original where the 3 judges do the hear no, speak no and see no evil was a blooper that was slipped in but still resonates with the larger story. It says a lot about why Taylor is on trial, how the trial is biased, the rejection of truth for status quo.