From creative genius Tim Burton
(“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,”
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.
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Over 200 puppets and sets were created for this stop-motion animated film which was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on
previous films: Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”),
Catherine O’Hara (“Beetlejuice,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”), Martin
Short (“Mars Attacks!”) and Martin Landau (“Ed Wood,” Sleepy Hollow”). The talented
voice cast also includes: Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert
Capron and Conchata Ferrell.
Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie”
is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a
screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.
“Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.