The first trailer for Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie has arrived. The film is a full-length version of the director’s 1984 short film of the same name that focuses on a young Victor Frankenstein who attempts to reanimate his dog after it gets hit by a car.
What’s interesting is that when Burton first made the short film for Disney, he was fired. The studio thought it would be too scary for the family audience it was intended for. But, a couple decades later, and with some more clout to his name, Burton was finally able to turn his beloved short into a full length feature for the studio. After all, Disney couldn’t really turn down the guy who gave them the mega-hit Alice In Wonderland, could they?
From what we can see in the trailer, the black and white stop motion animation looks fantastic and the film looks like it will bring Burton back to his roots. It reminds me a lot of Corpse Bride, which I really enjoyed and as a big fan of the director’s work, I think it’s safe to say that fans should be pleased with the final product.
Frankenweenie will open in 3D on October 5th, 2012 and stars Winona Ryder, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara.
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.
In Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.