Saturday 17 November 2012

Brand New Frankenweenie Short to Appear on DVD/Blu-ray Release

Tim Burton's Frankenweenie hasn't had the best run at the box-office (just north of $63 million at the time of writing), but the critics love it, and the DVD and Blu-ray will likely sell well among Burton and animation fans.

Stitch Kingdom reports that the film arrives on home video on 15th January (in the US), and is bringing a brand new feature-based short with it. In the same vein as Brave, which is accompanied on home video with the new short The Legend of Mor'du, one of the bonus features on the Frankenweenie - which is also released by Disney - release will be a two minutes and twenty second short called Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers.

Going from the title, the short will likely follow the home movies Victor makes with his later-reanimated dog Sparky. Captain Sparky was written by Frankenweenie co-producer Derek Fray, a long-time collaborator of Burton's who also worked on Alice in Wonderland and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

No word yet on the UK release date though.


  1. I loved Frankenweenie when I went to see it, it's such a shame it didn't do that well at the box office. I'm looking forward to picking it up on Blu-ray in January and seeing the new short, it should be a lot of fun.

    Also got Brave today, The Legend of Mor'du is fantastic, as are the special features!

    1. Yeah, it's not great for 'different' animated films when the mass-audience just isn't interested. Shame.

      Brave's out on 26th here - very eager to see The Legend of Mor'du!

    2. You will not be disappointed! It's really great to see Pixar return to their old tradition of including brand-new shorts with their home video releases.

    3. Yeah, I miss the feature-based shorts! Here's hoping they continue again beyond this. And nice to see more bonus features again - the selection for Cars 2 was slim at best.