There’s been a new trailer released for Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenieand it provides a bit more insight to the plot. In particular it shows us Victor isn’t the only one bringing pets back to life. I’m hoping this film will herald a return to form for Burton. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s been underwhelmed with his last few efforts.
Frankenweenie sure looks great, and it definitely oozes the Burton style. I really like all the little homages to the classic Universal Monster movies. I’m a little worried the story’s becoming too complicated, but that’s hard to judge from only a trailer.
Frankenweenie release October 5th. Is this a movie you’re excited to see?
From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” 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.
Finally, Tim Burton is getting back to what he does best, making his own movies and not trying to adapt other people’s work. Honestly, when you look back over his career what are your favorite Burton pictures? Is it Edward Scissorhands or Planet of the Apes? The Nightmare Before Christmas or Alice in Wonderland? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I know which you picked.
Frankenweenie is actually a remake in its own way as it’s been adapted from Burton’s original 1984 short film of the same name, which funny enough was live action. This is also Burton’s return to stop-motion animation and it’ll be the first stop-motion movie released in IMAX 3D. Today we got our first look at trailer,
After the death of his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring him back to life. Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and causes havoc in the town.
I think Frankenweenie looks excellent! Just the right mix of heart and the macabre we’ve come to expect from Burton. I am waaaaaay more excited for this than I am Dark Shadows.
Supplying the voices are Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, and Tom Kenny. Surprisingly Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are not involved, and I’ve got to say, I’m relieved.
‘Tis the season for Tim Burton. I don’t believe any other modern filmmaker has associated themselves so well with Halloween without ever making a horror movie. Unless you count Planet of the Apes, which was pretty horrific. Burton’s creepy yet still lovable style perfectly exemplifies what kids love about Halloween, it’s scary but not “OHMYGODWHEREDIDTHATBLOODYDUDEWITHTHECHAINSAWCOMEFROM” scary.
So, it seems only appropriate as we near this year’s All Hallow’s Eve we get our first sneak peak at Tim Burton’s feature length remake of Frankenweenie. You’re probably familiar with his 1984 short of the same name, the one that apparently got him fired as a Disney animator (which is even weirder because this Frankenweenie is being released by Disney. WTF?).
Frankenweenie is the tale of a young boy, Victor, whose dog, Sparky, is killed in an accident and the grief stricken boy brings him back to life with the power of science. Mad science. The kind involving telsa coils and neck bolts.
What d’ya think? I’m excited for Burton to be working with stop-motion again. Of course, I don’t think anything will ever be as marvelous as The Nightmare Before Christmas, but Corpse Bride was pretty good. Maybe getting to rework an earlier project, one he must have great affection for, will give us the great Tim Burton flick we’ve been missing lately.
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
It’s only fitting that with the recent resurgence of Zombies in mainstream media that a film be catered for children. Who better to this then Tim Burton with a remake of a short film, his first film, he’d ever done. Frankenweenie is the tale of a boy that gives his dog ‘Sparky’ another life and the consequences that came with it. A direct parody, and homage, to the original 1931 Frankenstein. This film can be viewed, in it’s entirety, after the jump.
Now just who in the world would take part in Tim’s latest stop-motion feature. Well, if you don’t know who these people are by now your either too young or too far gone. Thanks to Deadline, it’s been revealed that Winona Ryder and Martin Landau will star as Elsa and Mr. Rzykruski. While Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara will provide voices for 5 supporting roles including Victor’s mom and dad. It’s really going to be great to hear what kinds of voices will be used to bring each stop-motion characters to life. Stop-motion you say? Yes, this will be another stop-motion picture from Burton but this isn’t going to be the only change from the original.
Thanks to Burton and screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride) have changed things up for this version. As Elsa and Mr. Rzykruski are brand new characters to the story, it’s obvious there’s going to a romantice angle for Victor (Originally played by Barret Oliver).
Since everyone has worked with Tim at some point in the past, he’s made it clear he likes working with the same actors, this might just get a squeeze of Johnny Depp and his wife Helena Bonham Carter. It’d be a bigger shock if this film doesn’t have his two stand-outs taking part.
Frankenweenie 3D is set to be released on March 9, 2012.