Friday, 28 October 2011

A Look at Tim Burton's Frankenweenie


Thanks to Entertainment Weekly (and via Blue Sky Disney), we get our first real look at Tim Burton's next animated feature film, Frankenweenie.


The re-telling of the short film that he created for Disney way back in the 80s, that led to him being kicked out of the company - with the film being viewed as too weird and too scary - is set to be, as you can see about this post, released in black and white, hearkening back to a simpler time in cinema; and with the very classically Burton character designs the film looks set to be a great return to animation for the man who helped bring us The Nightmare Before Christmas.


The plot of the film follows a young boy, Victor, whose love for his pet dog, Sparky, reaches new heights when the canine companion is killed in an accident and Vincent uses his science kit to bring him back to life.

So, obviously, the stop-motion film is set to be wonderfully weird, and quite dark, even down the actual colouring of the film, but Disney obviously have more faith in the project than they did back in 1984 and for more details on the background of the film and Burton's inspiration for it, be sure to check out the full Entertainment Weekly article.

Frankenweenie is set to be released by Disney on October 5, 2012.

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