First Poster for Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
02.21.12 by Ryan
Director Tim Burton's recent movies has been limited to remakes and adaptations of late, including 2010's Alice in Wonderland and 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which, while successful, may not have pleased his fanbase as much as his fairytale-influenced early movies like 1990's Edward Scissorhands and 1988's Beetlejuice. 2012 looks to change all that with the release of May's Dark Shadows, based on the Gothic 1970s soap opera, and October's Frankenweenie, Burton's first stop-motion animated movie since 2005's Corpse Bride.
A feature-length adaptation of Burton's own 1984 short of the same name, Frankenweenie takes a page from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as it tells the story of horror story of a young boy named Victor, who reanimates his pet dog Sparky after a fatal accident. Disney has released the first poster for Frankenweenie, which reveals that the movie employs some of the quirky aesthetic that was the hallmark of Burton's earlier movies.
Here's the official synopsis for Frankenweenie.
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.
Written by John August (Big Fish), Frankenweenie features the voice talents of some actors that have worked with Burton previously, including Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O'Hara (Beetlejuice), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood).