After the success of the Corpse Bride, Tim Burton is making a return to stop motion animation with a horror inspired children’s tale called Frankenweenie. The animated film will show Victor Frankenstein bring back to life his beloved pet dog Sparky using the same methods which created his ‘Monster’. The pet dog wrecks havoc on Framkensteins neighbourhood and it is up to him to convince people his bolt-necked do is still a loyal and trustworthy pet.
Walt Disney Pictures will be releasing the film on the 5th October 2012, and the voice cast includes Winona Ryder, Catherine O’ Hara, Martin Short, Conchata Farrell, Tom Kenny and Martin Landau. Look for a trailer soon. The team behind the Corpse Bride are also on board to help, and over 200 puppets and sets have been created for this film. Here is the official synopsis:
“A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. 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.
A stop-motion animated film, ‘Frankenweenie’ will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.“
By Matt Wavish