|Tim Burton's Frankenweenie (1984)|
Of his cult classic 1984 short film, Frankenweenie, director Tim Burton said, "I always wanted to do a feature length version of it that was more based on my original drawings."
He's getting his chance.
Currently in production, Frankenweenie will be released by Disney next fall as a stop motion animated film a` la Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride. Like the original short, it's being shot in black and white, an homage to the 1930s horror films that inspired it.
|Frankenweenie redux, coming out next October.|
Frankenweenie is your typical boy loves dog, boy loses dog, boy brings dog back to life in the laboratory story. It probably helps that the boy is named Victor Frankenstein.
|Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. Victor Frankenstein at work.|
The movie stars the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Landau, all veterans of earlier Burton films. Charlie Tahan provides the voice of young Victor.
|Director Tim Burton holds his Frankenweenie.|
Of the stop motion animation, rendered in 3D, executive producer Don Hahn said, "It's an amazing technique and Tim is a brilliant director and visual artist. Couldn't hope for more."