First Look at Frankenweenie Images

Just in time for Halloween, Walt Disney Pictures recently unveiled the first set of images from Tim Burton’s stop-motion Frankenweenie in black-and-white and 3-D (Oct. 5, 2012). Apparently Burton always intended for Frankenweenie to be a feature, but had to settle for a short back in 1984. Producer Don Hahn recently told me that this project is so personal to Burton (a metaphor for his lonely youth in Burbank) that he’s serving as sole director.

Expanding on the Frankenstein myth, Victor Young Victor (voiced by Charlie Tahan) toils away in his attic lab, trying to bring his beloved dog Sparky (a playful bull terrier), back to life, taking to heart what he’s earned about electricity from science teacher Mr. Rzykruski (voiced by Martin Landau). 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.

The rest of the voice cast includes Winona Ryder as Elsa van Helsing, Catherine O’Hara as Victor’s mother Susan, along with Martin Short, Tom Kenny, and Conchata Ferrell. Would love to see this on a double-bill with Young Frankenstein.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Movies, Shorts, stop-motion, Tech

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