New Trailer for Frankenweenie Should Please Tim Burton Fans
06.27.12 by Ryan
While not all fans of director Tim Burton have been pleased with his recent output (evidenced by audiences virtually ignoring last month's Dark Shadows), October's stop-motion animated Frankenweenie has so far looked like the project that Burton-heads can get behind as it creates yet another visually strange world with Burton's signature sense of humor.
Arguably, Frankenweenie is the project Burton has been working on the longest. It is based on his own 1984 short of the same name that got him fired from Disney where he was working as an animator and storyboard artist. Disney is clearly over it, as the studio has signed up to distribute the movie, which follows a young boy named Victor who loses his beloved dog Sparky in a tragic accident. Borrowing from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor brings Sparky back, and, unlike the first trailer released in March, that reanimation process (and people's reaction to it) is the focus of the latest trailer for the movie.
Written by John August (Big Fish), Frankenweenie features the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, and Martin Landau.