After a lengthy string of tired efforts, Tim Burton is on the cusp of releasing his most promising film in quite some time. Following this year’s disappointing Dark Shadows, Burton and team have been hard at work on another, very different film, one that’s based on his 1984 short. The stop-motion, black & white (and 3D) Frankenweenie follows a boy and his resurrected dog, similar to his original film, but with an expanded story featuring all sorts of new creatures.
While at Comic-Con, Disney unveiled a new poster and trailer, both paying homage to classic monster films. Whereas I’ve gotten tired of the gothic aesthetic that occupies his recent live-action films, it works perfectly here and I sincerely hope the actual film has the same, fun-looking throwback style this trailer indicates. Check both that and the poster below (via Yahoo) for the film featuring a voice cast of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
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.
Frankenweenie hits theaters on October 5th, 2012.
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